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Twilight and Philosophy : Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture).

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: Chichester, UK Wiley 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
The first unauthorised look at the philosophy behind Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, timed to release with the next hotly anticipated movie, New Moon.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Irwin
ISBN: 9780470484234 0470484233
OCLC Number: 630925926
Notes: Acquisitions record.
Format: Paperback.
Target Audience: Tertiary/Undergraduate.; General.
Description: 288 pages 23 cm
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Supernatural Humans We Can't Live Without. Introduction: Undead Wisdom. PART ONE TWILIGHT. 1 You Look Good Enough to Eat: Love, Madness, and the Food Analogy (George A. Dunn). 2 Dying to Eat: The Vegetarian Ethics of Twilight (Jean Kazez). 3 Can a Vampire Be a Person? (Nicolas Michaud). 4 Carlisle: More Compassionate Than a Speeding Bullet? (Andrew Terjesen and Jenny Terjesen). PART TWO NEW MOON. 5 Vampire-Dammerung: What Can Twilight Tell Us about God? (Peter S. Fosl and Eli Fosl). 6 To Bite or Not to Bite: Twilight , Immortality, and the Meaning of Life (Brendan Shea). 7 Mind Reading and Morality: The Moral Hazards of Being Edward (Eric Silverman). 8 Love and Authority among Wolves (Sara Worley). PART THREE ECLIPSE. 9 Bella Swan and Sarah Palin: All the Old Myths Are Not True (Naomi Zack). 10 Vampire Love: The Second Sex Negotiates the Twenty-first Century (Bonnie Mann). 11 Edward Cullen and Bella Swan: Byronic and Feminist Heroes ... or Not (Abigail E. Myers). 12 Undead Patriarchy and the Possibility of Love (Leah McClimans and J. Jeremy Wisnewski). 13 The "Real" Danger: Fact vs. Fiction for the Girl Audience (Rebecca Housel). PART FOUR BREAKING DAWN. 14 Twilight of an Idol: Our Fatal Attraction to Vampires (Jennifer L. McMahon). 15 Bella's Vampire Semiotics (Dennis Knepp). 16 Space, Time, and Vampire Ontology (Philip Puszczalowski). 17 For the Strength of Bella? Meyer, Vampires, and Mormonism (Marc E. Shaw). 18 The Tao of Jacob (Rebecca Housel). CONTRIBUTORS: Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing the Stars of Our Show, Humans, Vampires, and Shape-Shifters Alike. INDEX: For Those Who Can't Read Minds.


Heralded as the 'new Harry Potter', Stephenie Meyer's wildly popular Twilight is a young adult vampire romance series in which teenaged Bella falls for a vampire, Edward, and is drawn into his and  Read more...
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