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 The Virtual Resurrection: Technology, Violence, and Interpretations of Death in a Southern University Classroom

Diana Walsh Pasulka

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores contemporary representations of death in American popular culture, and elaborates on their meaning for today's youth. Death appeals to the young for several reasons. The heroes ... More


Confabulation as a psychiatric symptom

P. J. McKenna, E. Lorente-Rovira, and G. E. Berrios

in Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.07
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter argues that the phenomenon of confabulation can be seen in schizophrenia. It is clear that it is very uncommon in a spontaneous form, and when it does occur it always seems to take the ... More


Walter Scott and Short Fiction

Daniel Cook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474487139
eISBN:
9781399501903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474487139.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Walter Scott’s historical novels dominated the literary marketplace for much of the nineteenth century. As an author of short fiction, in which he also excelled, he has received far less attention. ... More


Daughters of Darkness

Kat Ellinger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348295
eISBN:
9781800342590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348295.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘Daughters of Darkness’ (1971) is a vampire film like no other. Heralded as psychological high-Gothic cinema, loved for its art-house and erotic flavors, Harry Kümel's 1971 cult classic is unwrapped ... More


Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Kenneth Chan and Andrew Stuckey (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although Chinese film audiences, including those in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong, have always maintained a foundational cultural interest in the fantastic, this trend has dramatically increased over ... More


Iain M. Banks

Paul Kincaid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first book-length study of the entire oeuvre of Scottish novelist Iain Banks. While it concentrates on the science fiction as by Iain M. Banks, in particular his novels of the Culture, it ... More


The History of the Future: The Scientific Romances

Simon J. James

in Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The scientific discoveries of the Victorian era enlarged the scope of fantastic fiction. Wells extrapolates from evolutionary theory, geology, temporal physics, and optics to imagine alternate forms ... More


Conclusion: Shadow and Act Redux

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This concluding chapter extends the book's readings of aurality and visuality over a wide-range of late 20th-century African American cultural production including works by hip hop artists Common and ... More


Meet the Others: An Introduction to Nation, Gender and Genre

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the gothic and fantastic writing of Scottish women. The book proposes an earlier date for the fantastic revival and begins ... More


Intro

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Groove Theory traces the concept of funk from the beginning of the blues era around 1890 to its manifestation as a full-fledged genre in the 1970s. This chapter provides an introduction. In the ... More


The Ontology of Knowledge as the Enaction of Mind and World: Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela’s Autopoietic Theory and José Saramago’s Blindness

Monika Kaup

in New Ecological Realisms: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474483094
eISBN:
9781399502115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474483094.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Maturana and Varela’s autopoietic theory and José Saramago’s Blindness. It argues that Blindness stages a new realist ontology of knowledge that shows striking parallels to ... More


Metalepsis in Film and Its Implications

Dominic Lash

in The Cinema of Disorientation Inviting Confusions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462778
eISBN:
9781474490603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462778.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concentrates on the rhetorical figure of metalepsis as an important example of the ways that the two senses of confusion distinguished in the prospectus can intersect in narrative films. ... More


Introduction: The Fantastic as Sino-Enchantment in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Kenneth Chan and Andrew Stuckey

in Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter employs the theoretical concept of Sino-enchantment to explore the cultural, political and ideological complexities, contradictions and complicities of contemporary Chinese ... More


The Blockbuster Breakthrough: The Fantastic in Hero

Li Yang

in Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter identifies the fantastic as a crucial element that makes Zhang Yimou’s Hero (2002) the first successful locally grown blockbuster in China. In addition to a high budget and all-star ... More


The Restrained Fantastic in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin

Andrew Stuckey

in Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The acclaimed Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 2015 film, The Assassin, is adapted from a Tang Dynasty tale that is one of the first instances in Chinese literature to describe a swordswoman. If ... More


An Auteurist Journey through the Fantastic Mode: A Case Study of Ho Meng-hua

Shi-Yan Chao

in Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Hong Kong commercial filmmaker Ho Meng-hua and his fantastic work to address three main lines of inquiry: the articulations of the fantastic mode across different genres, the kinds ... More


Almost Wild, But Not Quite: The Indexical and the Fantastic Animal Other in China-Co-Produced (Eco)Cinema

Yiman Wang

in Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies two recent Chinese co-productions, Born in China (2016) and Wolf Totem (2015), which foreground the construction of the indexical and the fantastic wildlife in the very process ... More


Coda: Sino-Enchantment in a Time of Crisis

Kenneth Chan and Andrew Stuckey

in Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474460842
eISBN:
9781399501644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the coda that concludes this volume, the book’s editors confront COVID-19 as a global phenomenon that forces into view cultural anxieties about critical work on fantastic Chinese cinema. The key ... More


Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman myth, philosophy, literature, history, art, and ... More


The Zen Finale

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the final Zen climax and its psychic inferences. In the aftermath of the Battle of the Haunted Mansion, the film moves on to its fantastic-marvelous phase. The final section ... More


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