Adoring Outlander: Essays on Fandom, Genre and the Female by Valerie Estelle Frankel

By Valerie Estelle Frankel

what's in the back of Outlander fever—the hit tv drama’s acceptance? Is it writer Diana Gabaldon’s teasing posts on social media? Is it the true historical past reimagined? The hugely emotional melodrama?
Or is it the take-charge heroine and the candy hero in a kilt? one of many show’s largest attracts is its multigenre charm. Gabaldon—whose Outlander novels shape the foundation of the series—has known as it technological know-how fiction, fable, romance, historic fiction and army fiction, looking on her audience.
This selection of new essays explores the sequence as a romance, a ghost tale, an epic trip, a comfortable secret, a comedy of manners, a gothic mystery and a feminist solution to Game of Thrones, and considers the resource of its extensive appeal.

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