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The Apocalyptic Strain in Popular Culture: The American Nightmare Becomes the American Dream

Paul A. Cantor

in Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177304
eISBN:
9780813177311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177304.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter seeks to explain the popularity of grim shows like the zombie narrative The Walking Dead, which seem to delight in portraying the destruction of the world as we know it. The Walking Dead ... More


Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling

Stefania Ciocia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318207
eISBN:
9781846317767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317767
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is a study of Tim O'Brien, one of the most thought-provoking writers of the Vietnam War generation. It breaks away from previous readings of O'Brien's development as a trauma artist and an ... More


Back to the Land and the Arthurdale School

Sam F. Stack

in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the reformist agenda of the New Deal planners and how the Arthurdale School was conceived as an integral experiment within the subsistence or, earlier, the back-to-the-land ... More


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