Harking back to early Gothic's preoccupation with the supernatural, decayed aristocracy and incarceration in gloomy castles, the novel speaks to its own time, but has also transformed the genre, a revitalization that continues to sustain the Gothic today. This collection explores the formations of the Gothic, the relationship between Stoker's work and some of his Gothic predecessors, such as Poe and Wollstonecraft, presents new readings of Stoker's fiction and probes the influences of his cultural circle, before concluding by examining aspects of Gothic transformation from Daphne du Maurier to Stoker's own 'reincarnation' in fiction and biography.
Bram Stoker and the Gothic testifies to Stoker's centrality to the Gothic genre. Like Dracula, Stoker's 'revenge' shows no sign of abating. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide. Bram Stoker and the Gothic Formations to Transformations. Front Matter Pages i-xiv. Pages Bram Stoker and Gothic Transylvania. It surveys an array of literary and cultural materials, from short stories produced by British expatriates in China and distributed locally to representations of the Chinese on the British stage, from the sensational fiction surrounding the Chinese community in London's East End to turn-of-the-century invasion novels with their 'Yellow Peril' villains.
Mothers and fathers -- Childhood's end -- The apostate -- A boy among men -- The dream as nightmare -- The open road -- A man among boys -- Higher education -- The golden dream -- Breakthrough : "Overland" and "The black cat" -- Best in class : "The Atlantic" -- Marriage and success -- In key with the world -- Anna and the "abyss" -- the wonderful year -- The wages of war -- The long sickness -The valley of the moon -- Catastrophe -- Paradise lost -Paradise momentarily regained -- Inferno -- The agrarian dream and loss of joy -- Four horses for a chicken thief -Unlucky thirteen -- New York, Mexico, and home again -A sea-change -- Silver speech, golden silence.
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Sensation in the s Anne-Marie Beller; 2. Sensation fiction and the gothic Laurence Talairach-Vielmas; 3. Sensation fiction on stage Andrew Maunder; 5. Queering the sensation novel Richard Nemesvari; 6. The contemporary response to sensation fiction Janice M. Allan; 7. Sensation, class and the rising professionals Mariaconcetta Constantini; 8. Sensation fiction, empire and the Indian Mutiny Saverio Tomaiuolo; 9.
Sensation fiction, gender and identity Tara MacDonald; Sensation fiction, spiritualism and the supernatural Tatiana Kontou; Science and sensation Lillian Nayder; Sensation fiction and the publishing industry Graham Law; Sensation fiction and the medical context Pamela K. Gilbert; Sensation fiction and the New Woman Greta Depledge; The sensation legacy Lyn Pykett.
Flavia Mariotti, Pacini Editore, There are also maps that try to catch a certain historical moment like an urban space at a particular time period, or a rural environment. Iowa-born Jock Mahoney was an elite athlete and U. Marines fighter pilot prior to falling into a film career.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest stuntmen in movie history, having taken leaps and bounds for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and Gregory Peck. A critical study of the 'happy ending' in classical and contemporary Hollywood cinema.
The Hollywood 'happy ending' has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking. Yet, while ceaselessly invoked, this notorious device has received barely any detailed attention from the field of film studies. This book is thus the first in-depth examination of one of the most overused and underanalysed concepts in discussions of popular cinema.
Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. The contributors to Cinematic Canines take a close look at Hollywood films and beyond in order to show that the popularity of dogs on the screen cannot be separated from their increasing presence in our lives over the past century. McLean -- pt.
Abrams, , pages. Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses is an outrageously rollicking account of the life and career of Roger Corman—one of the most prolific and successful independent producers, directors, and writers of all time, and self-proclaimed king of the B movie. Hunter -BADaptation: is candy faithful?
Cinema has the capacity to enflame our passions, to arouse our pity, to inspire our love. Feeling Film is a book that examines the emotional encounters found in contemporary popular cinema cultures. Examining melodrama, film noir, comic book franchises, cult indie movies and romantic comedy within the context of a Jungian-informed psychology and contemporary movements in filmphilosophy, this book considers the various kinds of feelings engendered by our everyday engagements with cinema.
Michael C. Horn considers these fictional accounts against the historical development of Western secret services from their inception in World War I to their struggle against current terrorist networks. Recueil de douze entretiens avec des auteurs catalans de romans policiers. The uncanny violence of strangers: Salman Rushdie's. On crime and detective fiction -- Critical contexts. Five hundred years of Chinese crime fiction -Assimilation, innovation, and dissemination: detective fiction in Japan and East Asia -- Latin American crime fiction -- Criminal welfare states, social consciousness, and critique in Scandinavian crime novels -- From "hard-boiled detective" to "fallen man": the literary lineage and post-war emergence of film noir -- The metaphysical detective story -- Native American detective fiction -- American crime fiction readers and the three percent problem.
Cain and Cornell Woolrich Each profile contains details about the author's life and explores key works, with special attention paid to series characters. Drawing on recently declassified material from to , this revealing study examines how leading figures in Britain's literary scene fell under MI5 and Special Branch surveillance, and the surprising extent to which writers became willing participants in the world of covert intelligence and propaganda.
Sho and the Demons of the Deep by Annouchka Galouchko. Clara nella nebbia by Simone Frasca. The first princess of Udrogoth who is in charge as Princess Regent. Auf dem Strom. The Seven Deadly Sins. Petronella . Murder and violence were no longer the main themes of horror films.
Chapters devoted to W. Auden and his associates, theatre pioneers Ewan MacColl and Joan Littlewood, George Orwell, and others describe methods used by MI5 to gather information through and about the cultural world. Aujourd'hui il est devenu un genre majeur qui passionne et qui est devenu "un milieu" la preuve en est les chiffres de vente mais aussi les nombreux salons qui attirent un large public. Un roman sur quatre vendu en France est un polar! Unique en son genre, ce livre dresse une cartographie du roman noir. The "yellow peril" is one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture—indeed, this book traces its history to the Enlightenment era.
Yet while Fu Manchu evokes a fading historical memory, yellow peril ideology persists, animating, for example, campaign. Yellow Peril! Written by two leading scholars and replete with paintings, photographs and images drawn from dime novels, posters, comics, theatrical productions, movies, polemical and pseudo-scholarly literature, and other pop culture ephemera, this book is both a unique and fascinating archive and a modern analysis of this crucial historical formation.
Premier roman de Maike Braun. In this fascinating travelogue of the prolific author's yearlong trip around the British Empire in , Christie provides the clues to the origins of the plots and locales of some of her bestselling mystery novels. Containing neverbefore-published letters and photos from her travels, and filled with intriguing details about the exotic locations she visited, The Grand Tour is an important book for Agatha Christie fans, revealing an unexpected side to the world's most renowned mystery writer.
Acclaimed literary biographer Joanne Drayton was given unparalleled access to Anne Perry, her friends, relatives, colleagues, and archives to complete this book. She has sold 25 million books worldwide and published in 15 different languages, yet she will now forever be known as a murderer who became a writer of murder stories. The Search for Anne Perry is a gripping account of a life, and provides understanding of the girl Anne was, the adult she became, her compulsion to write, and her view of the world.
But when Honora Parker was found in a pool of blood with the brick used to bludgeon her to death close at hand, Juliet and Pauline were quickly arrested, and later confessed to the killing. This mesmerizing book offers a brilliant account of the crime and ensuing trial and shares dramatic revelations about the fates of the young women after their release from prison.
With penetrating insight, this thorough analysis applies modern psychology to analyze the shocking murder that remains one of the most interesting cases of all time. Avec plus de 80 photos. Ruth Mayer argues that seriality is not merely a commercial strategy but essential to the spread of European and American fears of Asian expansion. Tracing Fu Manchu through transnational serials in varied media from to the s, Mayer shows how the icon evolved.
Hilary Macaskill explores the homes and landscapes of Daphne du Maurier's life, and how these relate to her work in sometimes unexpected ways. Generously illustrated with little-seen material from the family archive as well as new colour photographs, this is a book which will enrich and transport anyone who has ever lost themselves between the covers of a Daphne du Maurier novel. Like jazz greats, he forged an individual writing style immediately recognizable for its voice and rhythm, including his characters' rat-a-tat recitations, curt backhands, and ragged trains of thought.
This brilliant Hollywood craftsman also directed fourteen electrifying crime thrillers between and , among them such towering achievements in film noir as T-Men, Raw Deal, and Side Street. Mann was as much at home filming dark urban alleys in black-and-white as he was the prairies and mountains in Technicolor, and his protagonists were no less conflicted and secretive than his s cowboys. In her pioneering study, Music in the Shadows, film noir expert Sheri Chinen Biesen explores musical films that use film noir style and bluesy strains of jazz to inhabit a disturbing underworld and reveal the dark side of fame and the American Dream.
While noir musical films like A Star Is Born include musical performances, their bleak tone and expressionistic aesthetic more closely resemble the visual style of film noir. Their narratives unfold behind a stark noir lens: distorted, erratic angles and imbalanced handheld shots allow the audience to experience a tortured, disillusioned perspective. While many musicals glamorize the quest for the spotlight in Hollywood's star factory, brooding noir musical films such as Blues in the Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, and R o u n d Midnight stretch the boundaries of film noir and the musical as film genres collide.
Deep shadows, dim lighting, and visual composition evoke moodiness, cynicism, pessimism, and subjective psychological points of view. BRODY eds. Brody and Peter A. Parilla and Wendy N. Thomas and Matthew R. Sullivan and James T. A tantalizing mixture of classic Hollywood nostalgia and true crime, True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murder, featuring rare photographs, is suspenseful, entertaining, and eminently readable.
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And find never before told mob stories about Ben "Bugsy" Siegel, Virginia Hill, and a host of notorious underworld figures. America is Elsewhere provides a rigorous and creative reconsideration of hard-boiled crime fiction and the film noir tradition within three related postwar contexts: 1 the rise of the consumer republic in the United States after World War II 2 the challenge to traditional notions of masculinity posed by a new form of citizenship based in consumption, and 3 the simultaneous creation of "authenticity effects" -- representational strategies designed to safeguard an image of both the American male and America itself outside of and in opposition to the increasingly omnipresent marketplace.
The second is largely devoted to works less commonly understood in relation to the hard-boiled and noir canon. Examinations of the conspiracy films from the Seventies and Eighties -- like Klute and The Parallax View -- novels by Thomas Pynchon, Chester Himes and William Gibson reveal the persistence and evolution of these authenticity effects across the second half of the American twentieth century. Jonathan Demme's film skillfully appropriated the tropes of police procedural, gothic melodrama and contemporary horror and produced something entirely new.
The resulting film was both critically acclaimed and massively popular, and went on to have an enormous influence on s genre cinema. Crime and horror authority Barry Forshaw closely examines the factors that contributed to the film's impact, including the revelatory performances of Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in the lead roles. With "Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema", the author offers a series of critical readings spanning several genres, by directors Coppola, Scorsese, Ford, Wilder. From among the mob movies, Freedman focuses on Francis Ford Coppola's "Godfather" trilogy - arguably the foremost work of crime cinema - using it to reflect on the Marxist notion of primitive accumulation and relationship between "gangsterism and capitalism".
The volume also includes indepth critique of classics of film noir including "Double Indemnity" and "Body Heat" and, surprisingly, Western, which is not often thought of as a kind of crime film even though its setting is an entire society in which crime flourishes yet is fought against, bringing into focus films of John Wayne. For crime fans and scholars alike, the radical readings of known classics in "Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema" provide an insightful critique of modern culture and high capitalism that produced, and that are reflected in, the range of films discussed.
Denham and F. With a lifetime of laboratory expertise in synthesis,. Enjoy the ride! Unfinished Business is the first book to examine Italian mafia cinema of the past decade. It provides insightful analyses of popular films that sensationalize violence, scapegoat women, or repress the homosexuality of male protagonists. Dana Renga examines these works through the lens of gender and trauma theory to show how the films engage with the process of mourning and healing mafiarelated trauma in Italy.
Warner Bros. Teenage Game: Bloodlust! Silver and Ursini trace the development of noir to its origins and documents its borrowings from other visual arts, with chapters covering each of the recurring motifs that define the genre. Both an indispensable reference guide and an irresistible treat for film buffs, The Noir Style is an engaging and informative addition to the literature of film.
Hitchcock and Contemporary Art introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse range of artistic practices devoted to Alfred Hitchcock's films. These practices are more than celebrations of his cinematic achievements. The artworks considered here are motivated by a cinephilia often deeply imprinted by epistemophilia, that is, a love of cinema charged by a desire to know more about it and to revel in the pleasures of discovery. As such, these works have the capacity to activate sophisticated engagements with Hitchcock's films and cinema more generally, tackling issues of time and space, memory and history, and sound and image.
With simple mathematical models, and in most cases using no more than high school algebra, Charles Adler ranges across a plethora of remarkable imaginings, from the works of Ursula K. Le Guin to Star Trek and Avatar, to explore what might become reality. Adler explains why fantasy in the Harry Potter and Dresden Files novels cannot adhere strictly to scientific laws, and when magic might make scientific sense in the muggle world. He examines space travel and wonders why it isn't cheaper and more common today.
Adler also discusses exoplanets and how the search for alien life has shifted from radio communications to space-based telescopes. He concludes by investigating the future survival of humanity and other intelligent races. Throughout, he cites an abundance of science fiction and fantasy authors, and includes concise descriptions of stories as well as an appendix on Newton's laws of motion.
Wizards, Aliens, and Starships will speak to anyone wanting to know about the correct--and incorrect--science of science fiction and fantasy. The book offers a comprehensive history of the modern fantastic as well as an argument about its nature and importance. Specific chapters cover the origins of fantasy in the Romantic search for localized myths, fantasy versions of the Modernist turn toward the primitive, the postTolkienian exploration of world mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by Western writers, fantasies based in Christian belief alongside fundamentalist attempts to stamp out the form, and the emergence of ever-more sophisticated structures such as metafiction through which to explore mythic constructions of reality.
Introduction -- Monsters as we know them: a history of named monsters -- Articulating the abstract: theories of the unnameable -- "Things" not to be named nor understood: the unnameable monster in nineteenth century literature -The "thing" keeps coming back: modern and postmodern nondescripts -- The spectacle of the lack: real-ising the monster on screen -- Conclusion.
On contemporary speculative fiction -- Critical contexts. The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction. Chesnutt, Conjure, and the Law Justin D. The book shows how the grotesque continues to be a powerful force in contemporary writing and provides an illuminating picture of often controversial aspects of recent fiction. Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use and abuse of this complex literary term.
Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film. On southern gothic literature -- Contexts. Charles W. From the frontier gothic of Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly to the apocalyptic torture porn of Eli Roth's Hostel, the American imperial gothic dramatises the desires and anxieties of empire.
Revealing the ways in which images of destruction and social upheaval both query the violence with which the US has asserted itself locally and globally, and feed the longing for stable imperial structures, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of popular culture, cultural and media studies, literary and visual studies and sociology. Introduction — Sam George and Bill Hughes 2. The deformed transformed; or, from bloodsucker to Byronic hero: Polidori and the literary vampire — Conrad Aquilina, - 3.
The Undead in the kingdom of shadows: the rise of the cinematic vampire — Stacey Abbott 7. A vampire heaven: the economics of salvation in Dracula and Twilight — Jennifer H. Williams - The Twilight Saga and the pleasures of spectatorship: the broken body and the shining body — Sara Wasson and Sarah Artt - The vampire in the machine: exploring the undead interface — Ivan Phillips - By analyzing a wide range of literary texts and films including episodes from Twilight Zone, the fiction of Philip K.
What unifies these investigations is the return of all four elements to the question of what constitutes the human. Where did we come from and where are we going? What is the meaning of life and death? Can we abolish death and live forever? These "big" questions of human nature and human destiny have boggled humanity's best minds for centuries.
But they assumed a particular urgency and saliency in s Russia, just as the country was emerging from nearly a decade of continuous warfare, political turmoil, persistent famine, and deadly epidemics, generating an enormous variety of fantastic social, scientific, and literary experiments that sought to answer these "perpetual" existential questions. This book investigates the interplay between actual scientific and fictional literary experiments that manipulated sex gonads in animals and humans, searched for "rays of life" froze and thawed butterflies and bats, kept alive severed dog heads, and produced various tissue extracts hormones , all fostering a powerful image of "science that conquers death.
This book explores how contemporary fantastic fiction by women writers responds to the past and imagines the future. The first two chapters look at revisionist rewritings of fairy tales and historical texts; the third and fourth focus on future-oriented narratives including dystopias and space fiction.
Writers considered include Margaret Atwood, Octavia E. Butler, Angela Carter, Ursula K. This book explores the creation and use of artificially made humanoid servants and servant networks by fictional and non-fictional scientists of the early modern period. Beginning with an investigation of the roots of artificial servants, humanoids, and automata from earlier times, LaGrandeur traces how these literary representations coincide with a surging interest in automata and experimentation, and how they blend with the magical science that preceded the empirical era.
In exploring how and why these monsters have been created and the increasingly complex ways in which they are destroyed, the book not only serves as a handy guide to the history and modern role of the vampire, it reveals much about the changing nature of human fears. Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries have sparked intense fan activity and generated a large quantity of fan fiction: stories which test the limits of an already existing fictional work and explore gaps and discrepancies within it.
Working from the idea that texts constitute archives, expanded and altered by each addition, close readings of a selection of fanfics illustrate particular transformative practices in the online environment. Lang, , p. The Gothic has taken a revolutionary turn in this century. Today's Gothic has fashioned its monsters and devils into heroes and angels and is actively reviving supernaturalism in popular culture.
Nelson argues that this mainstreaming of a spiritually driven supernaturalism is a harbinger of what a post-Christian religion in America might look like. Texte wie E. Vampires in the New World surveys vampire films and literature from both national and historical perspectives since the publication of Bram Stoker's Dracula, providing an overview of the changing figure of the vampire in America. It focuses on such essential popular culture topics as pulp fiction, classic horror films, film noir, science fiction, horror fiction, blaxploitation, and the recent Twilight and True Blood series in order to demonstrate how cultural, scientific, and ideological trends are reflected and refracted through the figure of the vampire.
This book shows how authors such as J. Ward, Stephanie Meyers, Charlaine Harris, and Anne Rice have allowed vampires to be moulded into enigmatic figures who sustain a vivid conceptual debt to contemporary consumer and popular culture. This book highlights the changes — conceptual, political and aesthetic — that vampires have undergone in the past decade, simultaneously addressing how these changes in "vampire identity" impact on the definition of the Gothic as a whole.
In Singularities, Joshua Raulerson mounts a wide-ranging study of the Singularity as a subject for theory and cultural studies, drawing science fiction texts into a complex dialogue with digital culture, transhumanist movements, political and economic theory, consumer gadgetry, gaming, and related areas of our high-tech postmodernity. By doing so, he shows how the Singularity greatly shapes many of. Similarly, in the s, second-wave feminist clinicians continued the work begun by Chodorow and Miller, while writers of fantasy that include Terry Windling, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, and Catherynne M.
Valente took their inspiration from revisionist authors of the s. Until recently, scholars were hesitant to take the fantastic seriously.
But since the s, the increasing presence of the fantastic in mass media has spurred growing academic interest in the subject. This book discusses that new interest and brings together recent research in various disciplines. It provides an overview of current approaches and debates in the research of the fantastic.
By taking stock of the present state of this young discipline, it also helps to ensure its future. Seed discusses classics of the period like Nevil Shute s On the Beach, but he also argues for recognition of less-known works such as Walter M.