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Monsters of film, fiction, and fable : the cultural links between the human and inhuman

Author: Lisa Wenger Bro; Crystal O'Leary-Davidson; Mary Ann Gareis
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children's stories or escapist entertainment belittles their importance. When examined closely, we see that monsters have always represented the things we fear: that which is different, which we can't understand, which is dangerous, which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Wenger Bro; Crystal O'Leary-Davidson; Mary Ann Gareis
ISBN: 9781527510890 1527510891
OCLC Number: 1035512084
Description: vii, 404 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman / Lisa Wenger Bro --
chapter 1. Running to a Still: Narratives of Energy and Care in Oz / Amanda Martin Sandino --
chapter 2. The Dragon Fights Back: Dracula's 21st Century Enlightened, Bloody, and Unapologetic Response / Eugenia Bryan --
chapter 3. Killing Tinker Bell: Re-Mythologizing the Fey in a Technocentric Age / Lisa Wenger Bro --
chapter 4. Embracing Collapse: Our Uneasy Love Affair with The Walking Dead / Mary Ann Gareis --
chapter 5. Robot Rot: Mechanical Monsters in the Reagan Era / Craig Ian Mann --
chapter 6. From Whore to Madonna: The Evolution of the Female Vampire / Tracie Provost --
chapter 7. Faery Re-Evolution / Kelly Saderholm --
chapter 8. That Time of the Month: The Female Werewolf in Cinema / Crystal O’Leary-Davidson --
chapter 9. Nuclear Giants: Human Rights at Extreme Heights / Kristine Larsen --
chapter 10. You Are What You Eat: Smart Zombies in Literature and Film / Shane Trayers --
chapter 11. The Transforming Lycanthrope: The Rhetoric of Werewolf Disability and Identity in Modern Cinema / Ian Golding --
chapter 12. Espantapájaros by Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz: A Tale of Genetic Mutations, Vampires, and Revenge along the U.S.- Mexico Border / José María Mantero --
chapter 13. Edward Scissorhands as Gothic Fable: A 25-Year Retrospective / Dennis Yeo --
chapter 14. Beowulf: The Monsters and the Heroes from Grendel to Shrek / Kris Swank --
chapter 15. Artificial Monsters: From Cyborg to Artificial Intelligence / Riccardo Gramantieri --
chapter 16. What Happens When the Body’s Gone? The Trans/Posthuman in Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy / Lisa Wenger Bro --
chapter 17. The De-Evolution of Humanity in The Walking Dead / Rhonda Crombie --
chapter 18. A Terrifyingly Fragile Border: Jewish Assimilation in An American Werewolf in London / Daniel Anderson --
chapter 19. Other Dragons or Dragon Others? A Cultural View of the Loch Ness Monster / Christopher Cairney.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Wenger Bro, Crystal O'Leary-Davidson and Mary Ann Gareis.

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Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children's stories or  Read more...

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