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Nicol, Bran 1969-

Works: 17 works in 122 publications in 5 languages and 3,259 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bran Nicol
Crime culture : figuring criminality in fiction and film( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring crime in works which are not usually associated with crime genres, this work breathes new life into staple themes in crime fiction/cinema such as gender, the body and the city, and offers analyses of new elements such as the mythology of the hitman and the cultural impact of 'senseless' murders
The Cambridge introduction to postmodern fiction by Bran Nicol( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postmodern fiction presents a challenge to the reader: instead of enjoying it passively, the reader has to work to understand its meanings, to think about what fiction is, and to question their own responses. Yet this very challenge makes postmodern writing so much fun to read and rewarding to study. Unlike most introductions to postmodernism and fiction, this book places the emphasis on literature rather than theory. It introduces the most prominent British and American novelists associated with postmodernism, from the 'pioneers', Beckett, Borges and Burroughs, to important post-war writers such as Pynchon, Carter, Atwood, Morrison, Gibson, Auster, DeLillo, and Ellis. Designed for students and clearly written, this Introduction explains the preoccupations, styles and techniques that unite postmodern authors. Their work is characterized by a self-reflexive acknowledgement of its status as fiction, and by the various ways in which it challenges readers to question common-sense and commonplace assumptions about literature"--Provided by publisher
Iris Murdoch : the retrospective fiction by Bran Nicol( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book also provides an accessible and lively consideration of how Murdoch's fiction and theory relate to some of the key currents of twentieth-century thought: postmodernism and poststructuralism, Bakhtin's poetics, modernism and psychoanalysis."--Jacket
Stalking by Bran Nicol( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In movies such as Fatal Attraction and One Hour Photo stalking simply scares and titillates. But it violently ended the lives of Jill Dando, Rebecca Schaeffer and John Lennon, for example, and thousands of people endure it everyday both from ex-lovers and complete strangers. Stalking has been a fact of human society for a surprisingly long time, yet it is only in the last two decades that the term has come into wide use. Bran Nicol's unprecedented study, which chronicles how acts of extreme obsession have created a public fixation of their own, draws on a wealth of sources - including forensic psychology, films, literature, news reports, novels and cultural theory - to examine stalking as a behaviour and a social phenomenon. He also examines the role that stalking plays in our contemporary media-saturated culture, posing provocative questions about the state of modern society: Have interpersonal relations become increasingly intense or more perverse today? Could we be dealing with something truly new, or is stalking simply the latest name for an age-old form of social interaction? Stalking also examines cases of deadly obsession with celebrities, such as Jodie Foster, and explores how such fixations are fuelled by mass media and the internet."--Jacket
Postmodernism and the contemporary novel : a reader( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private eye : detectives in the movies by Bran Nicol( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade to Jake Gittes, private eyes have made for some of the most memorable characters in cinema. We often view these detectives as lone wolves who confront and try to make sense of a violent and chaotic modern world. Bran Nicol challenges this stereotype in The Private Eye and offers a fresh take on this iconic character and the film noir genre. Nicol traces the history of private eye movies from the influential film noirs of the 1940s to 1970s neonoir cinema, whose slow and brilliant decline gave way to the fading of detectives into movie mythology today. Analyzing a number of classic films--including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Chinatown, and The Long Goodbye--he reveals that while these movies are ostensibly thrillers, they are actually occupied by issues of work and love. The private eye is not a romantic hero, Nicol argues, but a figure who investigates the concealments of others at the expense of his own private life. Combining a lucid introduction to an underexplored tradition in movie history with a new approach to the detective in film, this book casts new light on the private worlds of the private eye
D.M. Thomas by Bran Nicol( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris Murdoch for beginners by Bran Nicol( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalking culture by Bran Nicol( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why has stalking become so popular? Tales of stalking, especially of celebrities, appear frequently in the tabloids. Stalkers take the lead role in numerous films, from Halloween to Fatal Attraction, Taxi Driver to Enduring Love, and One Hour Photo to Swimfan. Strangely, though, while there is evidence to suggest that stalking has been around since human relations existed, the fact is that it is only since the 1990s that it has been fully recognized as something prevalent and dangerous, and requiring legislation and medical treatment. But ... why? Bran Nicol describes what characterizes stalking as a behaviour, what makes it a crime, and what are the most common types of stalking. This Yourprof Talk makes the connection between celebrity culture and the apparent rise of stalking behaviour. Could stalking be our own cultural byproduct?
Tornado reports in New Zealand, 1961-1975 by A. I Tomlinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to postmodern american fiction by Bran Nicol( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As if: Traversing the fantasy in Žižek by Bran Nicol( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Private Eye: Detectives in the Movies (Detectives in the Movies) by Bran Nicol( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Continuum Literary Studies: Crime Cultures: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film by Patricia Pulham( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Development of the role of the Garda Superintendent in the face of social change : the implications for training and re-training by P. J Moran( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Violence averted at Aboriginal protest by David Solomon( )

1 edition published in 1890 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Demonstration in front of Parliament House protesting removal of Mr. Bryant as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
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1 edition published in 2008 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Cambridge introduction to postmodern fiction
The Cambridge introduction to postmodern fictionIris Murdoch : the retrospective fictionStalkingPostmodernism and the contemporary novel : a readerD.M. ThomasIris Murdoch for beginners
Alternative Names
니콜, 브랜

ニコル, ブラン