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♦ ♦ Troubling Synthesis: The Horrific Sights and Incompatible Sounds of “Video Nasties”

Kay Dickinson

in Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the film and music combination in violent motion pictures. Some examples of these films include Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond and The Cannibal Apocalypse. This chapter ... More


Of the father and son who were adrift on a plank until the father died; and how the son escaped.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter recounts how in 1513, a ship from Spain bound for Hispaniola went off course and ran aground on the coast of Tierra Firme near the Río Grande, which is west of Santa Marta harbor. ... More


Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Patrick Brantlinger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book unravels contradictions embedded in the racist and imperialist ideology of the British Empire. For many Victorians, the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing savages was oxymoronic: ... More


Narratives of the Self: Chevalier Peter Dillon’s Fijian Cannibal Adventures

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on Peter Dillon, who, on September 6, 1813, presented an eyewitness description of a cannibal feast that has not been surpassed in its detail before or since. Dillon was the ... More


Epilogue

Njeri Githire

in Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book has attempted to show the return of the cannibal in contemporary Caribbean and Indian Ocean writing, a return that is as ... More


Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In this re-examination of the notion of cannibalism, the author offers the argument that cannibalism is mostly “cannibal talk,” a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and ... More


Conclusion

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter discusses a few issues that might have not been clear in the preceding chapters. It begins with the assumption that Polynesia comprises a large cultural area showing ... More


Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Nadja Durbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's “prevailing taste for deformity.” This detailed work argues that far from being purely ... More


Of Goats, Caves, and Cannibals: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter inquires into a variety of themes and images in the novel of Daniel Defoe. This novel is frequently construed as an allegory of colonization. Its interpretation is instructed by the ... More


“They are not men … they are dead bodies”: From Cannibal to Zombie and Back Again

Chera Kee

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter investigates the earliest wave of zombie cinema, and the original mythology that transmitted the zombie to mainstream consciousness around the time of the U.S. occupation of Haiti. ... More


‘The Only Monsters here are the Filmmakers’: Animal cruelty and death in Italian Cannibal Films

Mark Bernard

in Italian Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693528
eISBN:
9781474421997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693528.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Many contemporary horror filmmakers pride themselves on violating taboos in their films, especially taboos concerning violence. However, there is a line that even many of the most hardened filmmakers ... More


“When the Cannibal King Began to Talk”: Performing Race, Class, and Ethnicity

Nadja Durbach

in Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the late nineteenth century it was relatively common knowledge that freak show entrepreneurs who could not afford to import troupes of exotic foreigners regularly employed locals, often ... More


Between Two Saddles: Montaigne

Robert Launay

in Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The Wars of Religion in sixteenth century France were the backdrop of Montaigne’s Essays and specifically his elaboration of a stance of philosophical relativism. In his early essay “Of Custom”, he ... More


Weekend and Cannibal Holocaust: Art, Ballyhoo and Remediation

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter starts with an assessment of Jean-Luc Godard’s auteur status, before focusing on Weekend, a film frequently overlooked in discussions of extreme art cinema. By drawing attention to the ... More


Frame within the Frame: Riveting Voices and Gazes

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the narrative frame of the libertine cannibal assembly line is framed by two more narrative layers, in tune with Silling's world against exchange: the voice and the gaze. ... More


Interrogating ‘Wildness’

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636754
eISBN:
9780748651962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Hayden White's Tropics of Discourse, which takes a look at the survival of the word ‘wildness’, and reviews Woolf's metaphorical references to the ‘wild’ using the lens of ... More


By a Lady: Moral Authority

Nancy Shoemaker

in Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740343
eISBN:
9781501740350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740343.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes sea captain's wife Mary D. Wallis's Life in Feejee: Five Years Among the Cannibals, By a Lady (1851) to illustrate how she challenged the double standard of gendered ... More


Kings, Warriors, Poets On the Cusp of Modernity

Robert Morrissey

in The Economy of Glory: From Ancien Regime France to the Fall of Napoleon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226924588
eISBN:
9780226924595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924595.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Both classical and Christian traditions of glory are reworked in the culture of the feudal monarchy. With the absolute monarchy, all glory radiates from the king. Notions of the role of self-interest ... More


Filming Among Others: Frances Flaherty and Osa Johnson

Shilyh Warren

in Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042539
eISBN:
9780252051371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042539.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first chapter explores the foundations of documentary’s anthropological strain in the pseudo-ethnographies of Frances and Robert Flaherty and Osa and Martin Johnson, filmmaking couples working at ... More


Unfortunate Allies

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how Robert Knox, the Edinburgh anatomist disgraced by the Burke and Hare murders, recommenced his prolonged campaign against the law of correlation in the mid-1850s, just as ... More


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