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ISBN 13: 1137570636
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Download The Spaces and Places of Horror PDF

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ISBN 13: 1622738632
Total Pages : 299 pages
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Read and Download Francesco Pascuzzi book The Spaces and Places of Horror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Spaces and Places of Horror. This book was released on 2020-01-16 with total page 299 pages. Book excerpt: This volume explores the complex horizon of landscapes in horror film culture to better understand the use that the genre makes of settings, locations, spaces, and places, be they physical, imagined, or altogether imaginary. In The Philosophy of Horror, Noël Carroll discusses the “geography” of horror as often situating the filmic genre in liminal spaces as a means to displace the narrative away from commonly accepted social structures: this use of space is meant to trigger the audience’s innate fear of the unknown. This notion recalls Freud’s theorization of the uncanny, as it is centered on recognizable locations outside of the Lacanian symbolic order. In some instances, a location may act as one of the describing characteristics of evil itself: In A Nightmare on Elm Street teenagers fall asleep only to be dragged from their bedrooms into Freddy Krueger’s labyrinthine lair, an inescapable boiler room that enhances Freddie’s powers and makes him invincible. In other scenarios, the action may take place in a distant, little-known country to isolate characters (Roth’s Hostel films), or as a way to mythicize the very origin of evil (Bava’s Black Sunday). Finally, anxieties related to the encroaching presence of technology in our lives may give rise to postmodern narratives of loneliness and disconnect at the crossing between virtual and real places: in Kurosawa’s Pulse, the internet acts as a gateway between the living and spirit worlds, creating an oneiric realm where the living vanish and ghosts move to replace them. This suggestive topic begs to be further investigated; this volume represents a crucial addition to the scholarship on horror film culture by adopting a transnational, comparative approach to the analysis of formal and narrative concerns specific to the genre by considering some of the most popular titles in horror film culture alongside lesser-known works for which this anthology represents the first piece of relevant scholarship.

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ISBN 13: 3030420159
Total Pages : 285 pages
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Read and Download Damien K. Picariello book The Politics of Horror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Politics of Horror. This book was released on 2020-06-26 with total page 285 pages. Book excerpt: The Politics of Horror features contributions from scholars in a variety of fields—political science, English, communication studies, and others—that explore the connections between horror and politics. How might resources drawn from the study of politics inform our readings of, and conversations about, horror? In what ways might horror provide a useful lens through which to consider enduring questions in politics and political thought? And what insights might be drawn from horror as we consider contemporary political issues? In turning to horror, the contributors to this volume offer fresh provocations to inform a broad range of discussions of politics.

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ISBN 13: 1000628914
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Read and Download John Darowski book Critical Approaches to Horror Comic Books in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCritical Approaches to Horror Comic Books. This book was released on 2022-08-16 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: This volume explores how horror comic books have negotiated with the social and cultural anxieties framing a specific era and geographical space. Paying attention to academic gaps in comics’ scholarship, these chapters engage with the study of comics from varying interdisciplinary perspectives, such as Marxism; posthumanism; and theories of adaptation, sociology, existentialism, and psychology. Without neglecting the classical era, the book presents case studies ranging from the mainstream comics to the independents, simultaneously offering new critical insights on zones of vacancy within the study of horror comic books while examining a global selection of horror comics from countries such as India (City of Sorrows), France (Zombillénium), Spain (Creepy), Italy (Dylan Dog), and Japan (Tanabe Gou’s Manga Adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft), as well as the United States. One of the first books centered exclusively on close readings of an under-studied field, this collection will have an appeal to scholars and students of horror comics studies, visual rhetoric, philosophy, sociology, media studies, pop culture, and film studies. It will also appeal to anyone interested in comic books in general and to those interested in investigating intricacies of the horror genre.

Download The Cambridge Companion to American Horror PDF

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Read and Download Stephen Shapiro book The Cambridge Companion to American Horror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to American Horror. This book was released on 2022-06-30 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Opening up the warm body of American Horror – through literature, film, TV, music, video games, and a host of other mediums – this book gathers the leading scholars in the field to dissect the gruesome histories and shocking forms of American life. Through a series of accessible and informed essays, moving from the seventeenth century to the present day, The Cambridge Companion to American Horror explores one of the liveliest and most progressive areas of contemporary culture. From slavery to censorship, from occult forces to monstrous beings, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in America's most terrifying cultural expressions.

Download Household Horror PDF

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ISBN 13: 0253046599
Total Pages : 350 pages
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Read and Download Marc Olivier book Household Horror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THousehold Horror. This book was released on 2020-02-11 with total page 350 pages. Book excerpt: Take a tour of the house where a microwave killed a gremlin, a typewriter made Jack a dull boy, a sewing machine fashioned Carrie's prom dress, and houseplants might kill you while you sleep. In Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects, Marc Olivier highlights the wonder, fear, and terrifying dimension of objects in horror cinema. Inspired by object-oriented ontology and the nonhuman turn in philosophy, Olivier places objects in film on par with humans, arguing, for example, that a sleeper sofa is as much the star of Sisters as Margot Kidder, that The Exorcist is about a possessed bed, and that Rosemary's Baby is a conflict between herbal shakes and prenatal vitamins. Household Horror reinvigorates horror film criticism by investigating the unfathomable being of objects as seemingly benign as remotes, radiators, refrigerators, and dining tables. Olivier questions what Hitchcock's Psycho tells us about shower curtains. What can we learn from Freddie Krueger's greatest accomplice, the mattress? Room by room, Olivier considers the dark side of fourteen household objects to demonstrate how the objects in these films manifest their own power and connect with specific cultural fears and concerns.

Download Religion, Culture, and the Monstrous PDF

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ISBN 13: 1793640254
Total Pages : 289 pages
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Read and Download Joseph P. Laycock book Religion, Culture, and the Monstrous in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReligion, Culture, and the Monstrous. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 289 pages. Book excerpt: Religion, Culture, and the Monstrous: Of Gods and Monsters explores the intersection of the emerging field of “monster theory” within religious studies. With case studies from ancient Mesopotamia to contemporary valleys of the Himalayas to ghost tours in Savannah, Georgia, the volume examines the variegated nature of the monstrous as well as the cultural functions of monsters in shaping how we see the world and ourselves. In this, the authors constructively assess the state of the two fields of monster theory and religious studies, and propose new directions in how these fields can inform each other. The case studies included illuminate the ways in which monsters reinforce the categories through which a given culture sees the world. At the same time, the volume points to how monsters appear to question, disrupt, or challenge those categories, creating an ‘unsettling’ or surplus of meaning.

Download Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale PDF

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ISBN 13: 0814345379
Total Pages : 432 pages
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Read and Download Mayako Murai book Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRe-Orienting the Fairy Tale. This book was released on 2020-08-25 with total page 432 pages. Book excerpt: New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.

Download Cult Horror Movies PDF

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ISBN 13: 0761181709
Total Pages : 80 pages
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Read and Download Danny Peary book Cult Horror Movies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCult Horror Movies. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 80 pages. Book excerpt: The Bride of Frankenstein to House of Wax to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to The Brood—horror is a beloved and multifaceted genre, with no two classics truly alike. And almost all of them—great and not-so-great—inspire the kind of passion that only cult films truly reach. In this collection of 33 essays drawn from his revered Cult Movies series, cult film specialist Danny Peary examines, dissects, defends, and exalts horror films from his unique and engaging perspective. His writing is a cornerstone of the cult film culture that continues to flourish today. New to this ebook series are Danny Peary’s cult movie checklists for each genre. Every horror fan will walk away with newly discovered gems to watch, and a newfound appreciation of his or her favorites.

Download Radical Botany PDF

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ISBN 13: 0823286649
Total Pages : 261 pages
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ISBN 13: 1474466982
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Download Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes] PDF

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ISBN 13: 1440842027
Total Pages : 967 pages
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Read and Download Matt Cardin book Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes] in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THorror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes]. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 967 pages. Book excerpt: This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

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ISBN 13: 1476635072
Total Pages : 255 pages
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Read and Download A. Bowdoin Van Riper book Elder Horror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TElder Horror. This book was released on 2019-01-25 with total page 255 pages. Book excerpt: As baby boomers gray, cinematic depictions of aging and the aged are on the rise. In the horror genre, fears of growing old take on fantastic proportions. Elderly characters are portrayed as either eccentric harbingers of doom--the crone who stops at nothing to restore her youth, the ancient ancestor who haunts the living--or as frail victims. This collection of new essays explores how various filmic portrayals of aging, as an inescapable horror destined to overtake us all, reflect our complex attitudes toward growing old, along with its social, psychological and economic consequences.

Download The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 3319974068
Total Pages : 534 pages
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Read and Download Kevin Corstorphine book The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature. This book was released on 2018-11-07 with total page 534 pages. Book excerpt: This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that can be seen in horror, and ways of understanding horror through literary and cultural theory, the text analyses why horror is so compelling, and how we should interpret its presence in literature. Chapters explore historical horror aspects including ancient mythology, medieval writing, drama, chapbooks, the Gothic novel, and literary Modernism and trace themes such as vampires, children and animals in horror, deep dark forests, labyrinths, disability, and imperialism. Considering horror via postmodern theory, evolutionary psychology, postcolonial theory, and New Materialism, this handbook investigates issues of gender and sexuality, race, censorship and morality, environmental studies, and literary versus popular fiction.

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ISBN 13: 1793633940
Total Pages : 231 pages
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Read and Download Erica Joan Dymond book Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGrief in Contemporary Horror Cinema. This book was released on 2022-10-03 with total page 231 pages. Book excerpt: Over the course of the past two decades, horror cinema around the globe has become increasingly preoccupied with the concept of loss. Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema: Screening Loss examines the theme of grief as it is represented in both indie and mainstream films, including works such as Jennifer Kent's watershed film The Babadook, Juan Antonio Bayona's award-sweeping El orfanato, Ari Aster's genre-straddling Midsommar, and Lars von Trier's visually stunning Melancholia. Analyzing depictions of grief ranging from the intimate grief of a small family to the collective grief of an entire nation, the essays illustrate how these works serve to provide unity, catharsis, and—sometimes—healing.

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