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Horrors of war : the undead on the battlefield

Author: Cynthia J Miller; A Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the representation of the supernatural in war stories in various media. These essays show how such depictions reflect (or challenge) the popular memory of particular wars and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia J Miller; A Bowdoin Van Riper
ISBN: 9781442251113 1442251115
OCLC Number: 903363503
Description: xxii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
Monstrous enemies. Blood-thirsty graybacks: the monstrous othering of the Confederacy in Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter / Robert A. Saunders --
Cry "havoc!" and let slip the vampires of war / Cynthia J. Miller --
Vampire pilots and industrialized war in the bloody red baron / A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
Nazis on the moon! Nazis under the polar ice cap! and other recent episodes in the strange cinematic afterlife of the Third Reich / James J. Ward --
The dead don't rest. The wages of war: spectral children in The devil's backbone / Michael C. Reiff --
Traversing the afterlife fantasy: the haunted soldier in Jacob's ladder / Thomas Robert Argiro --
The haunted tank / Paul O'Connor --
(Re)remembering the Great War in Deathwatch --
Marzena Sokołowska-Paryż --
The U.n.dead: cold war ghosts in Carol for another Christmas / Christina M. Knopf --
Making monsters. Pall in the family: deathdream, house, and the Vietnam War / Christopher D. Stone --
Strategic military reconfiguration in horror fiction: the case of F. Paul Wilson's The keep and Graham Masterton's The devils of D-Day / Fernando Pagnoni Berns --
Horror under the radar: memory, revelation, and the ghosts of below / Christina V. Cedillo --
The supernatural, Nazi zombies & the play instinct: the gamification of war and the reality of the military industrial complex / Steve Webley --
Legacies and memories. "Strange things happen in a war-torn land": cat demons, samurai, victims' vengeance, and the social costs of war in Kaneto Shindo's Kuroneko / Thomas Prasch --
Public memory and supernatural presence: the mystery and madness of weird war tales / Terence Check --
War in the Twilight zone: Rod Serling's haunted visions of World War II / Vincent Casaregola --
Specters of media: Jacques Tardi's graphic reanimation of the war of the trenches / Katherine Kelp-Stebbins --
R-point as post-colonial Palimpsest: generic complexity and the ghost in the war/horror film / Amanda Landa.
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper.

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Outside the study of visual culture and exploitation genres more generally, Cynthia Miller and her frequent comrade-in-arms, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, have carved a niche for themselves in Horror Read more...

 
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