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Listen, Inc.: Aural Modernity and Incorporation

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 performs close readings of transcriptions of a nationally syndicated, travel themed radio show—to which Kinship Records president Jon Cohen was a regular contributor—and of the recent ... More


Touched by a Vampire Named Angel: The Supernatural In Contemporary Teen Popular Culture

Lynn Schofield Clark

in From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines religion's coding in the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. It analyzes how these programs refer to organized religion and to the lore of vampires and how ... More


High Falls

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is all about high falls—backward and forward. Every fall is different, and the type of fall dictates the position of the airbag the stunt person falls into. Highlighted are stuntwomen ... More


Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Stacey Abbott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Twenty-first century film and television is overwhelmed with images of the undead. Vampires and zombies have often been seen as oppositional: one alluring, the other repellent; one seductive, the ... More


They Walk Among Us: Vampires and Zombies in Popular Culture

Stacey Abbott

in Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a brief consideration of the role that the renewed popularity of the vampire and zombie plays within popular culture. Through consideration of the growing popularity of zombie ... More


Surface Reflections: Gothic Symbols, Settings, and Archetypes

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the use of Gothic symbols, settings and archetypes in the context of gender. It pays particular attention to the use of the double, the Other, and associated symbols such as ... More


Nordic Vampires: Stories of Social Exclusion in Nordic Welfare States

Outi Hakola

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nordic vampire films, comprising films produced in Denmark, Sweden and Finland, are not a coherent or regular phenomenon. Although they are familiar with and even borrow the conventions of ... More


The Contemporary Television Series

Michael Hammond and Lucy Mazdon (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This study of the contemporary prime-time ‘quality’ serial television format gives an account of prominent programmes such as 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, The Sopranos and The West Wing, and ... More


Modernity’s fatal addictions: technological necromancy and E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire

Carol Margaret Davison

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/9781784992699.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Taking as its point of focus E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire (2000), a cinematic mise-en-abîme homage to, and a self-referential twenty-first century commentary on F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, ... More


Gothic Stevenson

Roderick Watson

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/9781474408196.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

When Stevenson tackled Scottish subjects for the first time in his fiction it was, as Stephen Arata has observed, ‘by way of the Gothic’ (2010: 59). ‘Thrawn Janet’, ‘The Body Snatcher’ and ‘The Merry ... More


Engendering Friendship: Exploring Jewish and Vampiric Boyhood in Joann Sfar’s Little Vampire

Rebecca A. Brown

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents a reading of Joann Sfar's Little Vampire (2008), which chronicles the escapades of a diminutive monster and his preteen Jewish friend Michael. It demonstrates that Little ... More


Moving Images, Moving History: Retroactive Continuity in Television and Film

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter shifts the focus from superhero comics to the medium of television, and specifically the kinds of long-form, continuity-rich dramas (such as Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) that ... More


The Writer/Producer in American Television

Roberta Pearson

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

By 2001, producer and programme had become inseparable; writers, agents and United Paramount Network's target demographic of younger viewers were said to be attracted not just by Buffy but by Joss ... More


Television, Horror and Everyday Life in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Eric Freedman

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Contemporary Hollywood horror is frequently marked by its spatial relocation to the American landscape and its temporal relocation to the present and also focused on the ‘other’ within the nuclear ... More


Joss Whedon and the Allegedly Feminist Fanboy Auteur

Anastasia Salter and Mel Stanfill

in A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy: The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830463
eISBN:
9781496830517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830463.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter interrogates the role of being a feminist in Whedon’s branding, arguing that, while he successfully branded himself as feminist for two decades, closer analysis and subsequent ... More


“Doctor! I’m Losing Blood!” “Nonsense! Your Blood is Right Here”: Vampyr

Johannes Weber

in Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This article discusses Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr (1931) within the larger context of the vampire film. While Vampyr is commonly believed to be inspired by J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 tale of a ... More


Youth Fetishism: The Lost Boys Cruise Mallworld

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a more detailed critique of the monolithically negative view of consumption characteristic of Jean Baudrillard. It also explores the popular Fordist construction of “consuming ... More


Derams of Social Flying: The Yupple-Slacker Dialectic

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores how the ideal Fordist image of youth consumption has been impacted by the socioeconomic realities of post-Fordism. It specifically looks at youth-consumer vampirism in the ... More


Voracious Androgynes: the Vampire Lestat on MTV

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter concentrates on the “homosexual panic” aroused by Anne Rice's vampires. It specifically covers Lestat's career as a youth-culture icon. The yuppie vampire contains both progressive and ... More


Great Emancipator: Lincoln before Lincoln (2012)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a selective history of fictional films about Abraham Lincoln. Beginning with the Edison Film Company’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1903) and concluding with Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln ... More


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