Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Epic Cosmos (Studies In Genre)” as Want to Read:
The Epic Cosmos (Studies In Genre)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Epic Cosmos (Studies In Genre)

4.64  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Larry Allums, editor Louise Cowan, general editor The community of scholar-critics that brought out The Terrain of Comedy has produced the second volume in its studies of the four genres, with Larry Allums as editor. Louise Cowan postulates a culture-generating cosmos as the identifying mark of epic. The essays illustrate the applicability of her theory of genres to major ...more
Published February 3rd 2014 by Dallas Institute Publications
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Epic Cosmos, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Epic Cosmos

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jul 15, 2011 Paul rated it it was amazing
Looking at epics ancient and modern, each of the 12 essays in this collection offers deeply considered insights into the significance of epic as a literary form.

Nowadays the word "epic" is used loosely to denote various works that are large, sprawling, contain heroic adventure, or have large casts of characters. Robert McKee, in his screenwriting text Story, defines a "modern epic" as a story that features the conflict of "the individual against the state". But epic is much more than this.

Dec 06, 2008 Miranda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
I will use this book of critical essays throughout my career. I love them!
Maria Stromberg
Maria Stromberg rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2015
GM Vaughan
GM Vaughan rated it it was amazing
Apr 25, 2012
Emily Harder
Emily Harder rated it it was amazing
May 10, 2014
Zachary rated it really liked it
Nov 29, 2016
Kristen rated it it was amazing
Jun 16, 2012
Natalie rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2016
Danny Gurska
Danny Gurska rated it liked it
Dec 10, 2012
Eva rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2012
Adam rated it really liked it
Apr 30, 2010
Vicki rated it it was amazing
Sep 03, 2014
Austin Hoffman
Austin Hoffman rated it really liked it
Jan 06, 2016
Gregory rated it it was amazing
Oct 07, 2008
Therese marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2009
Dick marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2011
Erin marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2012
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2012
Riley added it
Jan 24, 2013
Becky Kelly
Becky Kelly is currently reading it
Aug 31, 2013
Jacinta marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2014
Mervin added it
Jul 09, 2014
Emilia marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
Kris marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2014
Sarah Harder
Sarah Harder marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2014
Abigail marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2014
Blair and Ben
Blair and Ben marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Steven added it
Jan 16, 2016
Herr Bellerophon
Herr Bellerophon marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2016
Dawn marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Executive director (1997+) of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture (established in 1980). Dr. Allums began his tenure with the Institute in 1997, assuming the title of Interim Director after nineteen years as Professor of English, Chairman of the English Department, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Mobile. In 1998 he became Executive Director. He has publ ...more
More about James Larry Allums...

Share This Book