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Ancient Aliens

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focusing on the History Channel's popular series Ancient Aliens (2009-), this chapter examines how the (pseudo)documentary mode of representing the incredible idea that extra-terrestrial ... More


Against the Backdrop of Revolution, 1789–1812

David S. Katz

in The Jews in the History of England 1485–1850

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206675
eISBN:
9780191677267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206675.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Despite the change in status of the Jews in France, and while certainly many of their co-religionists must have hoped that a similar improvement in ... More


New Myths for Modern Times: Changing Ontologies and the Green-Skinned Other

Tok Thompson

in Posthuman Folklore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the contemporary cultural roles of non-human humanoids in establishing and negotiating a sense of “human” identity, with a particular focus on the marker of green skin. Internet ... 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


‘London is blacker than lacquer’

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The cultural and social climate to which Lao She would respond in Er Ma was one both of hidebound retrenchment and outward-looking optimism, the latter thanks to the efforts of Binyon, Waley, and ... More


Digging Scotland out: Parliament and the reconstruction of the pathway towards union, 1705–6

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

Relations between Scotland and England had reached a crisis point by 1705, not least with the passing by the English Parliament of the Aliens Act. With varying degrees of willingness the Scots were ... More


Many Paths, One Journey: Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problem Novels

Bradford Lyau

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bradford Lyau, in “Many Paths, One Journey: Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problem Novels,” carefully places Cixin Liu’s Three Body trilogy within both Chinese and Western literary traditions before offering ... More


The Road to the Aliens Act: The Anarchists Become a Political and Diplomatic Stake

Constance Bantman

in The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and Transnationalism in the First Globalisation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318801
eISBN:
9781846317972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318801.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In spite of their limited numbers and altogether unthreatening character, the international anarchist groups in Britain came to play a significant role in the redefinition of the country's ... More


Joyce, the Aliens Act, and Immigration

Steven Morrison

in Joyce and the Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054742
eISBN:
9780813053301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054742.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay treats debates about immigration to the United Kingdom that came to a head with the passing of the Aliens Act of 1905. Morrison argues that in Ulysses, the terms of this debate offer a ... More


Aliens and Superpowers

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Animated computer generated digital 3D movies are discussed as a driver for a new wave of stereoscopic cinema. The techniques for storytelling in the 3D medium are analysed.


Remaking 9/11: Imagining the Unimaginable in the Alien-Invasion Film

Terence McSweeney

in The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter interrogates the alien invasion film and argues that they are able to reflect the fears and anxieties of the new millennium in a similar way to the Cold War era alien invasion films. It ... More


The Transfer of Racism: Did Liverpool’s Black and Chinese Communities Become ‘New Aliens’?

Keith Daniel Roberts

in Liverpool Sectarianism: The Rise and Demise

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940100
eISBN:
9781786944276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940100.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter seven assesses whether the introduction of ‘new aliens’ into Liverpool, in the form of the Afro/Caribbean and Chinese communities, may have provided an alternative focus for prejudice, which ... More


The Traumatic Secret: Bataille and the Comparative Erotics of Mystical Literature

Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Identifying a link between trauma and mysticism as a thread that connects his body of work, this essay also explains the ways in which the work of Georges Bataille has been an implicit point of ... More


The (Im)Perfect Organism: Dissecting the Alien Media Franchise

James Fleury and Stephen Mamber

in The Franchise Era: Managing Media in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474419222
eISBN:
9781474464802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419222.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay works toward a definition of the media franchise and uses the Alien franchise (1979-Present) to consider how digital technologies have influenced a shift in franchise management from ... More


The internment of ‘enemy aliens’

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The best example of disagreement between MI5 and Home Office was the question of the internment of ‘enemy aliens’. This chapter traces the role of MI5 in the policy of mass internment: a role which ... More


Negotiating the Human in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Torsten Caeners

in Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Using psychoanalytic theories, Torsten Caeners places the film Prometheus squarely in the canon of YA literature. The characters Elizabeth and the android David are “ciphers for young adult concerns ... More


Aliens (1986)

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/9780231169776.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies James Cameron's Aliens (1986). Aliens pits a squad of human Marines against a hive of aliens located in a space colony. The film functions powerfully as a fairy tale about ... More


Impossible Narration: Racial Analogies and Asian American Speculative Fictions

Stephen Hong Sohn

in Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800070
eISBN:
9781479800551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the ways two speculative fictions function through racial analogies. Claire Light's “Abducted by Aliens!” and Ted Chiang's The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate, though narrated ... More


Aliens in the sanitary zone

Krista Maglen

in The English System: Quarantine, immigration and the making of a Port Sanitary zone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089657
eISBN:
9781781706947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089657.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The final chapter thus examines how those arguing for immigration restriction used the issue of disease control in their anti-alien narrative; how the example of American policy and practice played ... More


) Gender and the Action Heroine: Hardbodies and the Point of No Return

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines early theoretical work on modern action heroines that focused on how the characters alternated between performing femininity and masculinity. It considers how action heroines ... More


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