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Molly and Matilda: Old Savannah Specters

Tiya Miles

in Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts the rise of Savannah, Georgia as a key tourist attraction for visitors interested in the paranormal. The chapter focuses on the Sorrel-Weed House, reportedly Savannah’s most ... More


I was a teenage she-wolf: boobs, blood and sacrifice

Hannah Priest

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Written in 1989, Suzy McKee Charnas’s short story ‘Boobs’ presents adolescent Kelsey, who develops breasts and starts her periods before anyone else in her class. As she struggles to deal with the ... More


The Glitch Dimension: Paranormal Activity and the Technologies of Vision

Steven Shaviro

in Indefinite Visions: Cinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474407120
eISBN:
9781474434874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407120.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The six Paranormal Activity movies (2007–15) explore a variety of methods for creating ‘found-footage’ horror. Produced on extremely low budgets, they devise a number of ways to generate scares and ... More


Enchanted (Post) Modernity

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter takes as its starting point present-day sociology and anthropology. It shows that today in neither Europe, nor America, nor the rest of the globe can one find the disenchanted world ... More


The Ghosts of Metaphysics: Logical Positivism and Disenchantment

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 9 explores the connections between the Vienna Circle of positivism and the esoteric milieu. It shows how the founders of logical positivism, such as Otto Neurath, presented their philosophy ... More


. The Performance of Legend-Tripping

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In 2005, the author of this book attended the Mid-South Paranormal Convention at the Waverly Hills Sanitarium in Kentucky, which culminated in an all-night ghost-hunting tour of the premises. The ... More


I’M SCREEEEEEEEAMING!!!!: The Lowly Art of the Jump Scare

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 looks at jump scares and the fad of “screamers” found across the internet: brief videos or gifs designed to cause an unsuspecting browser to scream and jump. They appeared when jump scares ... More


The Monster Function

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 begins the second part of the book, “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).” Whereas the first part focused on the sensational address and direct stimulation of the horror viewer, gamer, and ... More


Fathoms Below: An In-Depth Examination of the Mermaid in Young Adult Literature, 2010–2015

Amber Gray

in Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827135
eISBN:
9781496827180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In response to the rise of young adult paranormal romance in the mid-2000s, more than thirty young adult novels with mermaids as central characters (many of which belonged to multi-volume series) ... More


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