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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


Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The undead are very much alive in the contemporary cultural imaginary. Monsters in general, and vampires and zombies specifically, have garnered a generous amount of attention in print media, cinema, ... More


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


“Simply the Form”: Inscription, Phonography, and the Chinese Scene of Writing

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The second chapter turns from writing-as-image to writing-as-inscription, focusing on Victor Segalen’s Stèles (1912), a prose poem collection that formally emulates the Chinese stone monuments from ... More


. Aeschylus and Dracula

John Kerrigan

in Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184515
eISBN:
9780191674280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184515.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Death is inevitable to every form of life. The slow decay of human flesh is gruesome, but nonetheless intriguing for most tragedy writers. The rituals surrounding burials add to the seduction of ... More


Karl Marx's Vampires and Grave-diggers

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The most vivid representation of the bourgeoisie's doomed state of possession by irresistible forces is to be found in Karl Marx's repeated images of capital as a vampire. After Friedrich Engels had ... 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


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


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


Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods

Dale Hudson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474423083
eISBN:
9781474434768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423083.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book proposes that vampire films and series constitute a different way of understanding Hollywood and the United States. It explores the movement of transnational Hollywood’s representations of ... 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


Worlds of Darkness: From Gothic to Cosmic Horror

Curtis D. Carbonell

in Dread Trident: Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Modern Fantastic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620573
eISBN:
9781789629644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620573.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the World[s] of Darkness’s most important gametexts within the context of the move from Gothic to cosmic horror. It utilizes literary and philosophical analysis of the Gothic, ... More


I Want To Suck Your …: Fluids and Fluidity in Dracula Porn

Laura Helen Marks

in Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the status, meaning, use, and conflation of gendered orifices and bodily fluids in pornographic adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In speaking the supposed silences of ... 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


A Dead New World: Richard Matheson and the Modern Zombie

Deborah Christie

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/9780823234462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter traces the modern image of zombies back to Richard Matheson's 1954 novella, I Am Legend, and George Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. The chapter argues that because readers ... More


The Undead Generations: Zombies, Vampires, and the Corporeal Undead

Jack Fennell

in Rough Beasts: The Monstrous in Irish Fiction, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620344
eISBN:
9781789623741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620344.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The first half of this chapter establishes the historical context for depictions of the corporeal undead (i.e. reanimated corpses in various forms, such as zombies, vampires and other revenants, as ... 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


Cars Out of Place: Vampires, Technology, and Labor in East and Central Africa

Luise White

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the issues of technology and labor in colonial East and Central Africa, examining imaginary events relevant to the colonization of East and Central Africa, focusing on the ... More


Afrofuturist Entanglements of Gender, Eugenics, and Queer Possibility

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part 2 (A Now that Can Breed Futures: Queerness and Pleasure in Black Science Fiction) turns to black diasporic speculative imagining as it has been used to create futures for those rendered ... More


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