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The scary screen : media anxiety in The ring

Author: Kristen Lacefield
Publisher: Burlington : Ashgate, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzing the extraordinary trans-cultural popularity of the Ring phenomenon, inaugurated with the 1991 publication of Koji Suzuki's Ring, The Scary Screen embraces a wide variety of interpretive approaches. The contributors examine the full range of Ring-related cultural production, including novels, films, manga, and television specials, showing how the many adaptations in Japan, Korea, and the United States  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scary screen.
Burlington : Ashgate, 2010
(DLC) 2010023099
Named Person: Kōji Suzuki; Kōji Suzuki
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristen Lacefield
ISBN: 075466984X 9780754669845 9781409421528 140942152X 128285772X 9781282857728
OCLC Number: 694143992
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Spreading the word. The horror of media : technology and spirituality in the Ringu films / Anthony Enns --
Tracing the transference of a cross-cultural media virus : the evolution of Ring / Greg Wright --
From gene to meme : the rhetoric of thought contagion in Koji Suzuki's Ring cycle / Chris Miles --
Loss in translation. Cultural constructions of the supernatural : the case of Ringu and The ring / Valerie Wee --
Video killed the movies : cultural translation in Ringu and The ring / Steven Rawle --
"Before you die, you see The ring" : notes on the immanent obsolescence of VHS / Caetlin Benson-Allot --
Bleeding through, or we are living in a digital world and I am an analog girl / Jeremy Tirrell --
Techno-human reproductions. Techno-human infancy in Gore Verbinski's The ring / Kimberly Jackson --
Of horseblood and TV snow : abhuman reproduction in The ring / Niles Tomlinson --
Horrific reproductions : pathology and gender in Koji Suzuki's Ring trilogy / D. Haque --
Computer shy : Ring and the technology of maternal longing / Douglas A. Brooks --
Afterword. Haunted networks / Jeffrey Sconce.
Responsibility: edited by Kristen Lacefield.

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