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Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Tiya Miles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of “ghost tours,” frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of ... More


Byron's Ghosts: The Spectral, the Spiritual and the Supernatural

Gavin Hopps (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319709
eISBN:
9781781380925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron is rarely thought of as a spiritual writer. However, as this book shows, this is the result of an impoverished notion of the ‘spiritual’ and a reflection of biased priorities in Romantic ... More


Cameron’s Documentaries

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers James Cameron's two sea documentaries — Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) and Aliens of the Deep (2005) — which provide ‘real world’ repercussions to his fantasy dramas. In the ... More


Christian Petzold

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Christian Petzold. Petzold is considered one of the leading directors of contemporary German cinema. Making his feature debut with the political ... More


Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

Sarah Iles Johnston

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520217072
eISBN:
9780520922310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, ... More


Putting Back the Animals: Woman-Animal Meme in Contemporary Taiwanese Ecofeminist Imagination

Chia-ju Chang

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is an ecofeminist study of the relationship between humans and animals in Chinese and Taiwanese literature and film. It first looks at current vegetarian ecofeminist views on ... More


Ibsen's Ghosts and the Rejection of the Tragic

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ibsen clearly has classical tragedy in mind in Ghosts, particularly Sophocles' Oedipus the King, which is held by Aristotle in his Poetics to be the exemplary tragedy. Ibsen, before he turned to ... More


Kishida Ryūsei’s Portraits of Reiko, or, How Can Ghosts Be at Work?

Michael Lucken

in Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

The portraits of Reiko by Kishida Ryūsei


“Has this thing appeared again tonight?”: Deus Ex Machina and Other Theatrical Interventions of the Supernatural

Freddie Rokem

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The appearance of the supernatural on the theatrical stage as well as on the movie screen, in particular through a deus ex machina, but also in the form of ghosts or dybbuks, is still, even after the ... More


The Fume of Muscatel: Yeats’s Ghosts

Frank Shovlin

in Touchstones: John Mcgahern's Classical Style

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383216
eISBN:
9781786944047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383216.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Returning to W. B. Yeats, this chapter dwells over a reading of Yeats’s great meditation on death and the afterlife, ‘All Souls’ Night’, and how it is used by McGahern to write one of his finest ... More


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