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A Country (Still) Divided: How Recent Vampire Series Use Nostalgia to Comment on Current Issues Related to Gender, Race, and Sexuality

Melissa Ames

in Small Screen, Big Feels: Television and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180069
eISBN:
9780813180076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Supernatural shows by their nature often incorporate themes such as survival, community, revenge, resurrection, and (the dark side of) humanity -- themes which take on a new meaning in the post-9/11 ... More


Southern Gothic

Christopher Lloyd

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the history of Southern Gothic through three recent media whose original visual imaginary delineates gothic aberrance. In the broad reach of visual media the Southern Gothic ... More


Contemporary Vampires

Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter tracks the trends of the contemporary vampire in the twenty-first century, from the vampire’s popular representation as an outsider and anti-hero, a carrier of a fatal plague, through to ... More


Epilogue

Kathryn Reklis

in Theology and the Kinesthetic Imagination: Jonathan Edwards and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199373062
eISBN:
9780199373086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373062.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The longing for a unified whole is as acute in late as it was in early modernity, and that longing is often projected onto bodily ecstasy. The epilogue suggests another way of understanding revival ... More


Small Screen, Big Feels: Television and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Melissa Ames

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180069
eISBN:
9780813180076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

While television has always played a role in recording and curating history, shaping cultural memory, and influencing public sentiment, the changing nature of the medium in the post-network era finds ... More


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