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Walter Scott and Short Fiction

Daniel Cook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474487139
eISBN:
9781399501903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474487139.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Walter Scott’s historical novels dominated the literary marketplace for much of the nineteenth century. As an author of short fiction, in which he also excelled, he has received far less attention. ... More


Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman myth, philosophy, literature, history, art, and ... More


‘Because I’m a wild animal’: Nature Versus Nurture in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the ideological framework of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book. This film addresses various Romantic conceptions of ... More


El día de la bestia (1995): comedy, subcultures, television

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

El día de la bestia, released in 1995, was Álex de la Iglesia's second feature-length film, and marked the beginning of the director's association with the producer Andrés Vicente Gómez and his ... More


The Haunting of Haddonfield

Murray Leeder and Murray Leeder

in Halloween

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906733797
eISBN:
9781800342149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733797.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that, formally, narratively, and thematically, the character of Michael Myers is constructed as a haunted force, and Haddonfield as a haunted space. One common framework for ... More


Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Charles Hatfield

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics ... More


Conclusion: Between the Machine and the Event: Film Comedy

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter provides a meditation on the ontological status of cinema in light of its intermedial history and engagement with technological developments from the late 19th to early 21st ... More


“Flame On!”: Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and the Queer History of The Fantastic Four

Ramzi Fawaz

in New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 2 provides a case study of the most popular American superhero comic book of the post-WWII period. The Fantastic Four presented a group of superheroes who gained their powers by exposure to ... More


Jack Kirby: The Not-So-Secret Identity of the Thing

Andrew Alan Smith

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Ben “The Thing” Grimm of the Fantastic Four is portrayed as a working-class “guy,” despite the vast amount of money at his disposal as a principal in Fantastic Four, Inc. However, his origins go back ... More


Automata, plot machinery and the imperial Gothic in Richard Marsh’s The Goddess

Neil Hultgren

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses Richard Marsh’s 1900 novel The Goddess in relation to the late-Victorian imperial Gothic mode of writing. It suggests that Marsh’s novel demystifies the occult and supernatural ... More


A double dose of death in Iginio Ugo Tarchetti’s ‘I fatali’

Christina Petraglia

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter posits a psychoanalytic reading of Iginio Ugo Tarchetti’s short story ‘I fatali’ (‘The Fated Ones’) published posthumously in the collection Racconti fantastici (Fantastic Tales) ... More


Astonishment and the Fantastic in Live-Action Cinema

Eric S. Jenkins

in Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the emergence of classical Hollywood cinema from the earlier practices often called the cinema of attractions. The chapter argues that the cinema of attractions attracted viewers ... More


Invisible Girl

Lillian Robinson

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on Marvel’s first female superhero, Invisible Girl, who preceded the moment of Wonder Woman’s feminist renewal by more than a decade. Invisible Girl later becomes Invisible ... More


Games Without Frontiers: The Representation of Politics and The Politics of Representation in Schuiten and Peeters’S La FrontiÈRe Invisible

Fabrice Leroy

in History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730043
eISBN:
9781604737615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730043.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyzes La frontière invisible (The Invisible Frontier), a two-volume installment of “Les cités obscures” (Cities of the Fantastic), a series of graphic novels by Benoît Peeters and ... More


Introduction

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the work of Jack Kirby (1917–1994), one of the most influential and popular cartoonists in the history of comics. It looks at the special, often difficult circumstances under which ... More


Kirby’s Improbable Career

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter looks at the career of Jack Kirby (1917–1994) as a cartoonist in the world of comics for more than four decades. In order to show what Kirby accomplished and under what circumstances, it ... More


Kirby, Stan Lee, and the Creation of Marvel Comics

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s creative input at Marvel Comics, focusing on the nature and extent of his contribution to its vaunted rebirth in the 1960s. It explains how Kirby came to be at ... More


Kirby’s Technological Sublime

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s signature work on Marvel Comics’s Fantastic Four and Thor in terms of his obsessive interest in the technological sublime. It considers how Kirby’s fascination with ... More


Back to the Cave: Tribalism and Feral Humanity

David L. Pike

in Cold War Space and Culture in the 1960s and 1980s: The Bunkered Decades

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192846167
eISBN:
9780191938528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846167.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

While the individual fallout shelter provided a new space for imagining the family unit in the context of broader social forces, the cave shelter stressed the animal nature of modern man. Whether ... More


Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the second of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. The first volume, Time Machines, traced the development of the ... More


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