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McFarland Does Star Wars


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas unleashed his science fiction epic, Star Wars, on an unsuspecting public. Technically it was thirty-eight years ago (May 25, 1977), but still, it seems like another universe. Two trilogies and billions of dollars later, the countdown is on for the next episode. A new trailer for The Force Awakens was recently released and we’re big enough to admit that we teared up as Han Solo told Chewbacca, “We’re home.”

Wipe away those tears and fire up the hyperdrive — the Millennium Falcon is back on the Kessel run! Check out our Star Wars-related titles, and, as always, may the force be with you.

The Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films by Donald E. Palumbo.

The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films by Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on the Two Trilogies by Carl Silvio and Tony M. Vinci

Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe: Historical Origins, Style and Philosophy by Nick Jamilla

The Star Wars Heresies: Interpreting the Themes, Symbols and Philosophies of Episodes I, II and III by Paul F. McDonald

The Politics of Big Fantasy: The Ideologies of Star Wars, The Matrix and The Avengers by John McDowell

Vader, Voldemort and Other Villains: Essays on Evil in Popular Media by Jamey Heit

The Science Fiction Reboot: Canon, Innovation and Fandom in Refashioned Franchises by Heather Urbanski

The Legend Returns and Dies Harder Another Day: Essays on Film Series by Jennifer Forrest

The Galaxy Is Rated G: Essays on Children’s Science Fiction Film and Television by R.C. Neighbors and Sandy Rankin

Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema by Gretchen Papazian and Joseph Michael Sommers

Harrison Ford: The Films by Brad Duke

The Christopher Lee Filmography: All Theatrical Releases, 1948–2003 by Tom Johnson and Mark A. Miller