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Undead Ghosts and Living Prey: Fantasy and Horror

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the mental mechanisms that evoke fascination with film types such as fantasy and horror. It first discusses general reasons for the salience of fantastic and counterintuitive ... More


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

Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The zombie is ubiquitous in popular culture: from comic books to video games, to internet applications and homemade films, zombies are all around us. Investigating the zombie from an ... More


Organic (De)Composition of Biocapital

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyses the second, constitutive pole of biopower, simultaneously transitioning from the second- to third-order simulacrum: simulation. Exemplary of this pole and order is Kazuo ... More


Heroines in Flight: Narrating Invisibility and Maturity in Women’s Gothic Writing of the Romantic Period

Angela Wright

in Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699124
eISBN:
9781474422253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699124.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter One examines the phenomenon of heroines in flight in Gothic texts by women, arguing that although it is a truth well known that mothers are invariably dead or dying when such flights occur, ... More


Dead Neighbor Archives: Jews, Muslims, and the Enemy's Two Bodies

Kathleen Biddick

in Political Theology and Early Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores recent work by Agamben and Santner, key figures in the translation of Schmitt's ideas into more left-leaning articulations of political theology. It shows how the figure of the ... More


Border Patrol as Global Surveillance: Post-9/11 Chicana/o Detective Fiction

Marissa K. López

in Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752616
eISBN:
9780814753293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents a reading of four novels—Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Desert Blood (2005), Martín Limón's The Door to Bitterness (2005), and Mario Acevedo's The Nymphos of Rocky Flats (2006) and The ... More


Grey: For Michael O’Rourke

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679973
eISBN:
9781452948737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679973.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the various conceptions of the color grey. Grey is an expanse for what might be called disanthropocentrism: a sweep in which an environmental justice may flourish, with its ... More


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