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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


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


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


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


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


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


Franz Kafka: otherness in the labyrinth of absurdity

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores Franz Kafka, who has been universally considered as a staple of absurdism. It observes that there are a number of absurdists, proto-absurdists and supposed absurdists who seem ... More


‘An endless succession of mirrors’: Irony, Ambiguity and the Crisis of Authenticity in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York creates a metatextual relationship between director and protagonist through its use of Romantic irony. The film directly addresses ... More


‘Because I’m a wild animal’: Nature Versus Nurture in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the ideological framework of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book. This film addresses various Romantic conceptions of ... More


Latin American Gothic

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra

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/9781474440929.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recently, scholarly criticism has acknowledged the presence of the Gothic in Latin America, which should be distinguished from magic realism and the fantastic. Latin American Gothic evinces regional, ... More


Quests and Other Worlds

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/9780748637645.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the issues of quests and other worlds in the contemporary fantastic writings of Scottish women, explaining that magical journeys to other worlds embody the metaphor of border ... More


Witches, Demon Lovers and Female Monsters

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/9780748637645.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on the topic of witches in contemporary fantastic writings of Scottish women. It analyses Ellen Galford's Queendom Come, Alice Thompson's Pandora's Box and Ali Smith's The ... More


Doubles: Bodily Duplications and Schizoid Selves

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/9780748637645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the double motif, a thematic area deployed to express the self/other dichotomy and the interrogation of binary oppositions in the fantastic writings of Scottish women. It offers ... More


Ghosts: Dissolving the Boundaries

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/9780748637645.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter considers the revenant motif in fantastic writings of Scottish women. It explains that this motif serves as the paradoxical site of theoretical discourses about corporeality and ... More


The Death of the Other?

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/9780748637645.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the contemporary fantastic writings of Scottish women. The findings reveal the fragility of rigid parameters of thinking and ... More


El día de la bestia (1995): comedy, subcultures, television

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

El día de la bestia, released in 1995, was Álex de la Iglesia's second feature-length film, and marked the beginning of the director's association with the producer Andrés Vicente Gómez and his ... More


Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Structure and Performance in Rodia’s Watts Towers

Guglielmo Bilancioni

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects on Rodia's Watts Towers, described as embodying “a philosophy of freedom, an image of human labor, and the everlasting creative tension—a true performance—toward realization.” ... More


Literary Precursors

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the portrayal of mummies and ancient Egypt in fantastic literature. While not necessarily the basis of a coherent subgenre, mummies were a recurring theme in the supernatural ... More


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