A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

Author: Sherri L. Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442277483
Format: PDF
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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

Living with the Living Dead

Author: Greg Garrett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190260467
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When humankind faces what it perceives as a threat to its very existence, a macabre thing happens in art, literature, and culture: corpses begin to stand up and walk around. The dead walked in the fourteenth century, when the Black Death and other catastrophes roiled Europe. They walked in images from World War I, when a generation died horribly in the trenches. They walked in art inspired by the Holocaust and by the atomic attacks on Japan. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the dead walk in stories of the zombie apocalypse, some of the most ubiquitous narratives of post-9/11 Western culture. Zombies appear in popular movies and television shows, comics and graphic novels, fiction, games, art, and in material culture including pinball machines, zombie runs, and lottery tickets. The zombie apocalypse, Greg Garrett shows us, has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can stand in for any of a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to ecological destruction. But this zombie narrative also brings us emotional and spiritual comfort. These apocalyptic stories, in which the world has been turned upside down and protagonists face the prospect of an imminent and grisly death, can also offer us wisdom about living in a community, present us with real-world ethical solutions, and invite us into conversation about the value and costs of survival. We may indeed be living with the living dead these days, but through the stories we consume and the games we play, we are paradoxically learning what it means to be fully alive.

The Walking Dead Live

Author: Philip L. Simpson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442271213
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In 2010, The Walking Dead premiered on AMC and has since become the most watched scripted program in the history of basic cable. Based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead provides a stark, metaphoric preview of what the end of civilization might look like: the collapse of infrastructure and central government, savage tribal anarchy, and purposeless hordes of the wandering wounded. While the representation of zombies has been a staple of the horror genre for more than half a century, the unprecedented popularity of The Walking Dead reflects an increased identification with uncertain times. In The Walking Dead Live! Essays on the Television Show, Philip L. Simpson and Marcus Mallard have compiled essays that examine the show as a cultural text. Contributors to this volume consider how the show engages with our own social practices—from theology and leadership to gender, race, and politics—as well as how the show reflects matters of masculinity, memory, and survivor’s guilt. As a product of anxious times, The Walking Dead gives the audience an idea of what the future may hold and what popular interest in the zombie genre means. Providing insight into the broader significance of the zombie apocalypse story, The Walking Dead Live! will be of interest to scholars of sociology, cultural history, and television, as well as to fans of the show.

Beyond Blurred Lines

Author: Nickie D. Phillips
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442246286
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Beyond Blurred Lines explores the ways that the concept of “rape culture” resonates in popular media. This book demonstrates that popular culture, mass media, and social media are prominent sites for understanding and responding to sexual violence.

The Walking Dead 29 Ein Schritt zu weit

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959812361
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Die Gruppe und ganz besonders Carl, Sohn von Anführer Rick, leiden immer noch unter den traumatischen Ereignissen des letzten Bandes. Es kommt zu Unruhen, bei denen sich Rick einmal mehr für seine Taten rechtfertigen muss - warum hat er Negan freigelassen? Warum hat er sich mit den Erlösern angelegt? Das alles führt dazu, dass Dwight Ricks Rolle als Anführer in Frage stellt und es zum Bruch zwischen den beiden kommt. Eine weitere Bewährungsprobe für die Überlebenden der Zombie-Apokalypse.

The Walking Dead 11

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783941248908
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Nach dem Verlust seiner Familie wird die Frage nach dem Sinn für Polizist Rick Grimes zur Zerreissprobe. Die Überlebenden der Zombie-Apokalypse haben einmal mehr alle Zelte abgebrochen und begeben sich auf eine Reise, die auf jedem Schritt tödliche Gefahren birgt. Ihr Ziel: Die Hauptstadt Washington DC, wo sich die letzte Bastion der Zivilisation befinden soll und sie womöglich den Grund für die Seuche erfahren können. Doch existiert diese Bastion wirklich, oder jagen Rick und seine Begleiter einer falschen Hoffnung nach? Charlie Adlard Der Engländer Jahrgang 1966 studierte zunächst Film und Video bevor er mit der Serie NOBODY in die Comicszene einstieg. Danach zeichnete er an X-FILES (Topps), SHADOWMAN (Acclaim), MARS ATTACKS! (Topps), HELLBLAZER, BATMAN, SUPERMAN (DC), THE CROW (KSP) und den Graphic Novels WHITE DEATH und CODEFLESH (AIT/Planetlair). Für Marvel hat er neben zahlreichen fill-ins auch den One-Shot HEROES REBORN: MASTERS OF EVIL (geschrieben von CODEFLESH-Partner Joe Casey) und die Miniserie X-MEN - HELLFIRE CLUB gezeichnet. 2004 übernahm er schliesslich ab dem zweiten Zyklus die Zeichnungen der Erfolgsserie WALKING DEAD (Image Comics). Für seine Arbeit an dieser Serie erhielt er auch prompt eine EISNER AWARD-Nominierung. Robert Kirkman Nach seinem furiosen Comic-Debüt mit der respektlos witzigen Serie BATTLE POPE wurde Kirkman schnell zu einem der gefragtesten Autoren in der amerikanischen Indie-Comic-Szene. Gemeinsam mit seinem Kumpel Tony Moore schuf er die Hit-Serie THE WALKING DEAD, eine der erfolgreichsten Serien des US-Verlags Image Comics. Kirkman schrieb ausserdem weitere Titel für Image (INVINCIBLE, SUPERPATRIOT, THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN) und für Marvel (MARVEL TEAM-UPS, THE ULTIMATE X-MEN und MARVEL ZOMBIES, eine der erfolgreichste Miniserien der letzten Jahre). Paramount Pictures hat sich die Filmrechte an seiner Superheldenreihe INVINCIBLE gesichert und Kirkman selbst als Drehbuchautor engagiert.

Dead Companies Walking

Author: Scott Fearon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879203
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Unlike most investors, who live in fear of failure, Scott Fearon actively seeks it out. He has earned millions of dollars for his hedge fund over the last thirty years shorting the stocks of businesses he believed were on their way to bankruptcy. In Dead Companies Walking, Fearon describes his methods for spotting these doomed businesses, and how they can be extremely profitable investments. In his experience, corporate managers routinely commit six common mistakes that can derail even the most promising companies: they learn from only the recent past; they rely too heavily on a formula for success; they misunderstand their target customers; they fall victim to the magical storytelling of a mania; they fail to adapt to tectonic shifts in their industry; and they are physically or emotionally removed from their companies' operations. Fearon has interviewed thousands of executives across America, many of whom, unknowingly, were headed toward bankruptcy – from the Texas oil barons of the 80s to the tech wunderkinds of the late 90s to the flush real estate developers of the mid-2000s. Here, he explores recent examples like JC Penney, Herbalife and Blockbuster Entertainment to help investors better predict the next booms and busts—and come out on top.

Galician Cultural Identity in the Works of Ram n Otero Pedrayo

Author: Craig Patterson
Publisher:
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In the 1920s, a group of Galician intellectuals known as the Xeracion Nos began, through their literary output and political activities, to articulate and reinterpret Galician cultural identity after several centuries of cultural repression and centralization. This book examines both the nexus of inherited positions of this cultural recovery and its original formulation, through the works of one of the most prominent intellectual of the Xeracion Nos, Ramon Otero Pedrayo.

Becoming Women

Author: Carla Rice
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442668261
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In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

Italian Horror Film Directors

Author: Louis Paul
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487496
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There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.