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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


Ghost Stories from the Uncanny Valley: Androids, Souls, and the Future of Being Haunted

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/9781496825087.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter proposes that we will soon find ourselves haunted by the ghosts of androids. Although ghost stories have been centrally studied throughout the history of the discipline of Folklore ... 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


The Phantom Image: Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome

Patrick R. Crowley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226648293
eISBN:
9780226648323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648323.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

How could something as insubstantial as a ghost be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint? Using the figure of the ghost, this book offers a new understanding of the status of the ... 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


J. M. Barrie’s Gothic: Ghosts, Fairy Tales and Lost Children

Sarah Dunnigan

in Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474408196
eISBN:
9781474434508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408196.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his obituary of J. M. Barrie, George Bernard Shaw called his plays ‘terrifying’. Although Peter Pan (first performed in 1904) had long become a cherished children’s fantasy and a staple of ... More


Of Swords, Sandals, and Statues: The Myth of the Living Statue

Vito Adriaensens

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As sculpture is the classical art par excellence, statues abound in films set in Greek or Roman antiquity. Moreover, many of the mythological tropes involving sculptures that have persisted on the ... 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


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


Power and the Ghosts of Insanity in Lay Thai Life

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mental powers are thought to arise through mindfulness practice in Thailand. This chapter explores these powers, and how they are understood to be developed in practice. It begins with a story of a ... More


“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


The Footprints of Ghosts: Fictional Folklorists in the Work of Gloria Naylor, Lee Smith, Randall Kenan, and Colson Whitehead

Shelley Ingram

in Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at the fictional folklorists who appear in the work of Gloria Naylor, Lee Smith, Randall Kenan, and Colson Whitehead. An interesting pattern emerges when you consider the works of ... More


Dead and ghostly children in contemporary literature for young people

Michelle J. Smith

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/9781784992699.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Gothic has become a dominant mode in children’s and young adult fiction published in the past decade. This chapter considers how Sonya Hartnett’s TheGhost’s Child (2007), Chris Priestley’s Uncle ... More


The Nonsensical Smile of the Torturer in Post- 9 / 11 Documentary Films

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a group of documentaries that deal with the Abu Ghraib photographs. These documentaries include Standard Opening Procedure (2008), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), and The Ghosts ... More


Heritage Gothic: Goya Biopics

Ann Davies

in Contemporary Spanish Gothic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474402996
eISBN:
9781474426732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402996.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers three Goya biopics as an example of the contemporary Spanish Gothic and the extent to which it coincides with Jerrold Hogle’s notion of neo-Gothic as fakery. In such biopics ... More


Documenting the Documentaries on Abu Ghraib: Facts Versus Distortion

Stjepan G. Mestrovic

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the documentaries Standard Operating Procedure and The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, arguing that both failed to adequately capture the humanity and the dilemmas of victims and ... More


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