16 December 2015 Blogs

Star Wars – There’s a Dissertation for That!

A scholarly look at Star Wars.

By Theresa LaVeck, Product Marketing Manager
December 18, 2015, a date that will live on in…entertainment history? Popular culture? Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially releases that day. Whether or not you plan to see it, the presence of the newest installment is everywhere, from bottles of coffee creamer to media coverage to daily conversation. The inescapable presence of the new film points to the impact the franchise has had on our culture since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977. That impact can be seen in the wealth of scholarship about and related to that galaxy far, far away. Check out these dissertations and referenced content on the ProQuest platform.
Garrard, T. A. (2008). Remember, the force will be with you...always: The electronic media and "Star Wars" and the socialization of Generation X (Order No. 1450613). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (304830928). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/304830928?accountid=131239
Hanna, E. M. (2014). Making fandom work: Industry space and structures of power at the San Diego Comic-con (Order No. 3636561). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1615824432). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/1615824432?accountid=131239
Morrison, R. L. (2010). Bringing the collection to life: A study in object relations (Order No. NR60499). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (305223348). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/305223348?accountid=131239
Popovich, G. L. (1987). Structural Analyses of Selected Modern Science Fiction Films (Order No. 8717704). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (303601206). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/303601206?accountid=131239
Snyder, T. L. (1984). Sacred Encounters: The Myth of the Hero in the Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy Films of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (Order No. 8423307). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (303316138). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/303316138?accountid=131239
Note: To view the dissertations in this post you must have access to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global through a library.

By Theresa LaVeck, Product Marketing Manager

December 18, 2015, a date that will live on in…entertainment history? Popular culture? Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially releases that day. Whether or not you plan to see it, the presence of the newest installment is everywhere, from bottles of coffee creamer to media coverage to daily conversation. The inescapable presence of the new film points to the impact the franchise has had on our culture since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977. That impact can be seen in the wealth of scholarship about and related to that galaxy far, far away. Check out these dissertations and referenced content on the ProQuest platform.

Garrard, T. A. (2008). Remember, the force will be with you...always: The electronic media and "Star Wars" and the socialization of Generation X (Order No. 1450613). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (304830928). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/304830928?accountid=131239

Hanna, E. M. (2014). Making fandom work: Industry space and structures of power at the San Diego Comic-con (Order No. 3636561). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1615824432). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/1615824432?accountid=131239

Morrison, R. L. (2010). Bringing the collection to life: A study in object relations (Order No. NR60499). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (305223348). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/305223348?accountid=131239

Popovich, G. L. (1987). Structural Analyses of Selected Modern Science Fiction Films (Order No. 8717704). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (303601206). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/303601206?accountid=131239

Snyder, T. L. (1984). Sacred Encounters: The Myth of the Hero in the Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy Films of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (Order No. 8423307). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (303316138). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/docview/303316138?accountid=131239

Note: To view the dissertations in this post you must have access to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global through a library.