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Beginning with the pulp magazines of the s, Brock studies such dynamic figures as H. This collection of essays by experts in Renaissance and Gothic studies tracks the lines of connection between Gothic sensibilities and the discursive network of the Renaissance. The texts covered encompass poetry, epic narratives, ghost stories, prose dialogues, political pamphlets and Shakespeare's texts. Technogothics, New York, Routledge, , pages. Essay on Uncannimedia Fred Botting 2. Staging the Extraordinary Body: Text as Gothic Murder Machine: Neoliberal Adventures in Neo-Victorian Biopolitics: Quelle est la place du monstre dans les arts?
What exactly does it mean to be 'normal' or 'abnormal', and what happens if individuals find themselves on the 'wrong' side of the divide? Stephan Karschay addresses these questions through extensive readings of works by scientists such as Darwin, Lombroso, Maudsley, and Krafft-Ebing, and the most famous Gothic novels of R. Avec la participation de: Das zumindest inszeniert ein heute vergessener Film aus dem Jahr Dick, and Octavia Butler; horror-tinged pulp magazines like Weird Tales; B-movies and classic films that include Postface de Philippe Druillet.
Popular writers such as George Du Maurier, Marie Corelli, Rosa Praed and Arthur Machen drew upon a contemporary fascination with occult practices to construct texts that had an intensely ambiguous relationship to the proprietary notions of authorship that were so central to commercial publishing. Through trance-induced or automatic writing, dream states, dual personality and the retrieval of past lives channeled through mediums, they imagined forms of authorship that reinvested popular texts with claims to aesthetic and political value that cut against the homogenizing pressures of an emerging culture industry.
This book offers a sumptuously illustrated exploration of how artists from the United States and Latin America visualized the future. Inspired variously by the "golden age" of science fiction, the Cold War, the space race, and the counterculture, these artists expressed both optimism and pessimism about humanity's prospects. Past Futures showcases work by more than a dozen artists, including the biomorphic cosmic spaces and hybrid alien-totemic figures painted by the Chilean artist Roberto Matta ; the utopian Hydrospatial City envisioned by Argentine Gyula Kosice ; and Incidents of Mirror-Travel in the Yucatan, in which Robert Smithson layered tropes of time travel atop Mayan ruins.
The book, which accompanies an exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, also includes an essay by the editor and curator mapping central themes; an exploration of how Latin American artists have depicted astronomic phenomena, utopian projects, and the modern machine; an essay on spaceage art in Argentina during the s; and a study of Smithson and science fiction.
Wells wanted his epitaph to be 'God damn you all, I told you so'. Did the late Victorians really 'discover the future' or did the s simply recycle the s? At the aftermath of , this book is 'looking backward' and identifies startling connections between the apocalyptic fantasies of the last two centuries' ends and traces intriguing links between Nietzsche and chaos theory, Dracula and The X-Files, the Borg Queen and H.
Rider Haggard's Ayesha, among others. Monstrous Bodies is a cultural and literary history of ambiguous bodies in imperial Japan. It focuses on w h a t t h e b o o k c a l l s modern monsters—doppelgangers, robots, twins, hybrid creations—bodily metaphors that became ubiquitous in the literary landscape from the Meiji era — up until the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in Futures of Surrealism offers a unique perspective on this brave new world. The birth of modern fantasy in s Britain and. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature.
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In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the post far-reaching fantasy worlds: Prose fiction from to helped demystify blank spaces on the map and make utopia available anywhere. This literature incorporated, debunked, and reformulated utopian conceptions of geography. They engaged critically and creatively with the idea of utopia.
If these writers ultimately concede that utopian geographies were nowhere to be found, they also reimagine the essential ideals as new forms of interiority and sociability that could be brought back to England. But YA horror fiction with female protagonists who have paranormal abilities suggests a resistance to restrictive gender roles. This book examines what each of three types of female monstrous Others in young adult fiction—the haunted girl, the female werewolf and the witch—has to tell us about feminine subordination in a supposedly post-feminist world, where girls continue to be pressured to silence their voices and stifle their desires.
What will the future look like? To judge from many speculative fiction films and books, from Blade Runner to Cloud Atlas, the future will be full of cities that resemble Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and it will be populated mainly by cold, unfeeling citizens who act like robots. Techno-Orientalism investigates the phenomenon of imagining Asia and Asians in hypo- or hyper-technological terms in literary, cinematic, and new media representations, while critically examining the stereotype of Asians as both technologically advanced and intellectually primitive, in dire need of Western consciousness-raising.
Fu Manchu to Firefly. The Final Queer Frontier. Fairy Tales, Natural History and Victorian Culture deals with the way in which natural history was connected to the world of fairies and highlights how shifts in the understanding of natural history, especially after , had a significant impact on fairy stories and Victorian experiments with the literary fairy tale.
By exploring the interaction between scientific and literary fields, this book shows the ways in which natural knowledge was shaped and disseminated in Victorian culture and illuminates cultural practices through which new representations of nature and the natural world were popularised. A Way of Seeing. Love, Cannibalism, and the Sacred. Detectives, Beetles and Scientists. Ants on Hollywood Screens. Monstrous Mutations and Projected Fears Them! Planches hexagonales et francophones: But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean?
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What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on. Some Varieties of the Virtual since Art, Bricolage, and Engineering at the End of the World: The Modernisms of Science Fiction: Banks — Learning to Live in History: Angela Wright explores the development of Gothic literature in Britain in the context of the fraught relationship between Britain and France, offering fresh perspectives on the works of Walpole, Radcliffe, 'Monk' Lewis and their contemporaries.
The Literary Lives of the Inklings: No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. By the s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines.
With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye's final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made. This volume attempts an objective reassessment of the controversial works and life of American horror writer H. Ignoring secondary accounts and various received truths, Gavin Callaghan goes back to the weird texts themselves, and follows where Lovecraft leads him: Canavan and Sarah N.
This memoir is filled with all the humor and irreverence Harry Harrison's readers have come to. Foreword by Cathy Caruth. Introduction by Mary Wilson Carpenter. Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including. The Heroic Aspects of the Gunslinger T. Introduction -- Contemporary "classics". Failure is indeed an option: Simpson -- In search for the lost object in a bad place: How to draw a king: Sederholm -Bachman's "found" novels: City Guide, New York, Doubleday, , pages.
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With a foreword by media theorist Mark B. Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend is the definitive guide to every aspect of this cultural phenomenon. From the groundbreaking original to 's blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this book tells the whole story, accompanied by brand new interviews with key creatives and die-hard fans.
The book is illustrated throughout by gorgeous behind the scenes photography, makeup tests, candid stills, and beautiful film frames. Highly rare conceptual artwork has been unearthed and promises fans an exclusive glimpse into the creation of this beloved series. Benshoff -- "It will thrill you, it will terrify you, it might even horrify you": Berenstein -- Bringing it all back home: Contributors also explore more unexpected representations in the Carosello commercial series, the children's show Super Why!
In addition, they consider how elements from familiar tales, including "Hansel and Gretel," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," and "Cinderella" appear in the long arc serials Merlin, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dollhouse, and in a range of television formats including variety shows, situation comedies, and reality TV. An introduction contextualizes Weimar cinema within its unique and volatile social setting. Vorwort Silke Arnold-de Simine: Medizin, Magie und Magnetismus. Die Technik der Gespenster. Die mythologischen Wurzeln des japanischen Geisterfilms Andrea Rauscher: Von Bio-Exorzisten, kopflosen Reitern und liebenden Toten.
Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, contributors from a variety of backgrounds offer multicultural, multidisciplinary perspectives on remake themes in popular television series, from classic cult favorites such as The Avengers —69 and The X-Files — to current hits like Doctor Who —present and The Walking Dead —present. What they all have in common ideologically is that they—or at least the genres they belong to—tend to be regarded as belonging to politically conservative frames of sociocultural reference.
With the Star Wars saga, however, this idea is shown to be superficial and weak. Foreword by Sheri Holman. The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history.
The Archive is a beautiful celebration of these landmark films, delving deep into the process of how all four films were created. From the earliest script ideas to final cut, this book showcases the making of the series in exhaustive and exclusive detail. Featuring storyboards from Ridley Scott, exclusive concept designs from Ron Cobb and Syd Mead, behind-the-scenes imagery of the xenomorphs being created, deleted scenes, unused ideas, costumes, weapons, and much more. This must have retrospective also includes brand new interviews with Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, H.
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Controversial digital upgrades and poorly received prequels have actually made the franchise stronger than ever. Now, with a savvy new set of bosses holding the reins and Episode VII on the horizon, it looks like Star Wars is just getting started.