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♦ ♦ Troubling Synthesis: The Horrific Sights and Incompatible Sounds of “Video Nasties”

Kay Dickinson

in Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the film and music combination in violent motion pictures. Some examples of these films include Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond and The Cannibal Apocalypse. This chapter ... More


Of the father and son who were adrift on a plank until the father died; and how the son escaped.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter recounts how in 1513, a ship from Spain bound for Hispaniola went off course and ran aground on the coast of Tierra Firme near the Río Grande, which is west of Santa Marta harbor. ... More


Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Patrick Brantlinger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book unravels contradictions embedded in the racist and imperialist ideology of the British Empire. For many Victorians, the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing savages was oxymoronic: ... More


Narratives of the Self: Chevalier Peter Dillon’s Fijian Cannibal Adventures

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on Peter Dillon, who, on September 6, 1813, presented an eyewitness description of a cannibal feast that has not been surpassed in its detail before or since. Dillon was the ... More


Epilogue

Njeri Githire

in Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book has attempted to show the return of the cannibal in contemporary Caribbean and Indian Ocean writing, a return that is as ... More


Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In this re-examination of the notion of cannibalism, the author offers the argument that cannibalism is mostly “cannibal talk,” a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and ... More


Conclusion

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter discusses a few issues that might have not been clear in the preceding chapters. It begins with the assumption that Polynesia comprises a large cultural area showing ... More


Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Nadja Durbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's “prevailing taste for deformity.” This detailed work argues that far from being purely ... More


“They are not men … they are dead bodies”: From Cannibal to Zombie and Back Again

Chera Kee

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter investigates the earliest wave of zombie cinema, and the original mythology that transmitted the zombie to mainstream consciousness around the time of the U.S. occupation of Haiti. ... More


Of Goats, Caves, and Cannibals: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter inquires into a variety of themes and images in the novel of Daniel Defoe. This novel is frequently construed as an allegory of colonization. Its interpretation is instructed by the ... More


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