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Undead apocalypse : vampires and zombies in the 21st century

Author: Stacey Abbott
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-first century film and television is overwhelmed with images of the undead. Vampires and zombies have often been seen as oppositional: one alluring, the other repellant; one seductive, the other infectious. With case studies of films like I Am Legend and 28 Days Later, as well as TV programmes like Angel and The Walking Dead, this book challenges these popular assumptions and reveals the increasing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abbott, Stacey.
Undead apocalypse.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)945354529
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stacey Abbott
ISBN: 9781474426725 1474426727 9780748694921 0748694927
OCLC Number: 980269190
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 225 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction "Needing to Know the Plural of Apocalypse" --
The Legacy of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend --
"Cancer with a Purpose": Putting the Vampire Under the Microscope --
The Cinematic Rising: The Resurgence of the Zombie --
A Very Slow Apocalypse: Zombie TV --
The Hybrid Hero --
"Be Me": I-Vampire/I-Zombie --
How to Survive a Vampire Apocalypse: Or, What to Do When the Vampires are Us --
Afterword They Walk Among Us: Vampires and Zombies in Popular Culture.
Responsibility: Stacey Abbott.

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Exploring how the figure of the vampire has been infused with the language of science, disease and apocalypse, while the zombie text has increasingly been influenced by the trope of the `reluctant'  Read more...

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