The Monstrous Feminine

Author : Barbara Creed
ISBN : 9781136750755
Genre : Social Science
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In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body. With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy, The Exorcist and Psycho, Creed analyses the seven `faces' of the monstrous-feminine: archaic mother, monstrous womb, vampire, witch, possessed body, monstrous mother and castrator. Her argument that man fears woman as castrator, rather than as castrated, questions not only Freudian theories of sexual difference but existing theories of spectatorship and fetishism, providing a provocative re-reading of classical and contemporary film and theoretical texts.
Category: Social Science

A History Of Evil In Popular Culture What Hannibal Lecter Stephen King And Vampires Reveal About America 2 Volumes

Author : Sharon Packer MD
ISBN : 9780313397714
Genre : Social Science
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Evil isn't simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing book examines what evil means to us. • Includes the insights of scholars from widely different academic fields to inspect evil from various points of view, giving readers a broader perspective on the topic • Compiles expert opinions from American, American expatriate, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern contributors • Covers the portrayal of evil in many different forms of media—film, television, music, art, video games, literature, poetry—as well as in politics, current events, and the legal arena
Category: Social Science

Wissenss Mpfe

Author : Mark Arenhövel
ISBN : 9783658135904
Genre : Social Science
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Der Band ist das erste wissenschaftlich fundierte Buch über die Serie "True Detectives", die ein neues Serienformat begründet hat.Eine Serie von Episoden verbindet sich zu einer Miniserie, die einem Langspielfilm gleicht. Die Miniserien gehen dann in Serie. Es gibt nur einen Creator und Autor und pro Season einen Regisseur. Inhaltlich Serie stellt die Zuschauer, die durch ihre spezifische Ästhetik in sie hereingesogen werden,vor große Herausforderungen Die Serie wirft eine Reihe großer Fragen nach Zeit, Religion, Ort, Gerechtigkeit, Form und Darstellungsweisen auf. Sie führt in Wissenssümpfe, die sich nur interdisziplinär durchqueren lassen.
Category: Social Science

Thamyris Vol 1 2

Author : Nanny M. W. de Vries, Jan Best
ISBN : 13811312:1994::1:2:
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Popular Film And Television Comedy

Author : Frank Krutnik
ISBN : 9781134946860
Genre : Social Science
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Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik take as their starting point the remarkable diversity of comedy's forms and modes - feature-length narratives, sketches and shorts, sit-com and variety, slapstick and romance. Relating this diversity to the variety of comedy's basic conventions - from happy endings to the presence of gags and the involvement of humour and laughter - they seek both to explain the nature of these forms and conventions and to relate them to their institutional contexts. They propose that all forms and modes of the comic involve deviations from aesthetic and cultural conventions and norms, and, to demonstrate this, they discuss a wide range of programmes and films, from Blackadder to Bringing up Baby, from City Limits to Blind Date, from the Roadrunner cartoons to Bless this House and The Two Ronnies. Comedies looked at in particular detail include: the classic slapstick films of Keaton, Lloyd, and Chaplin; Hollywood's 'screwball' comedies of the 1930s and 1940s; Monty Python, Hancock, and Steptoe and Son. The authors also relate their discussion to radio comedy.
Category: Social Science

Reading By Starlight

Author : Damien Broderick
ISBN : 9781134860050
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre. Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers. Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading The Vampire

Author : Ken Gelder
ISBN : 9781134895342
Genre : Art
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Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.
Category: Art

The Dread Of Difference

Author : Barry Keith Grant
ISBN : 9781477302422
Genre : Performing Arts
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"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies."—Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "An impressive array of distinguished scholars . . . gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror films."—Choice "An extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this genre."—Film Theory
Category: Performing Arts

Frankenstein

Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN : 9783849692735
Genre : Fiction
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Frankenstein oder Der moderne Prometheus wurde 1818 erstmals anonym veröffentlicht. Das Werk erzählt die Geschichte des jungen Schweizers Viktor Frankenstein, der an der damals berühmten Universität Ingolstadt einen künstlichen Menschen erschafft. Die Handlung wird durch eine Mischung aus Briefroman und klassischer Ich-Erzählsituation vermittelt. Viktor Frankenstein erzählt seine Geschichte, die so zueinem Lehrstück und einer Warnung an den Zuhörer und damit auch die Leser wird. Er warnt vor einer entgrenzten menschlichen Vernunft, die sich selbst zu Gott macht und sich anmaßt, lebendige Materie zu schaffen. (Aus wikipedia.de)
Category: Fiction

Erkenntnis Und Dialektik

Author : Bruno Liebrucks
ISBN : 9789401190657
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy