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Vader, Voldemort and other villains : essays on evil in popular media

Author: Jamey Heit
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The thirteen essays in this critical volume explore the different ways in which evil is portrayed in popular culture, particularly through film and novels. Collectively, these essays suggest how vital the notion of evil is to our culture, which in turn suggest a need to reflect on what it means to value what is good"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamey Heit
ISBN: 9780786458455 0786458453
OCLC Number: 659753703
Description: viii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The aesthetic of evil / Daniel A. Forbes --
The devil made me do it! the devil in 1960s-1970s horror film / Antoinette F. Winstead --
Frankenstein's legacy : the mad scientist remade / Kristine Larsen --
Focus on the family : good and evil vampires in the Twilight saga / A.J. Grant --
The dichotomy of the great mother archetype in Disney heroines and villainesses / Sarah Lynne Bowman --
Exploring the relay gaze in Hollywood cinema : serial killers and the women who hunt them / Sarah Lafferty --
Wanting the white witch / Bryan Dove --
Paradise inverted : Philip Pullman's use of high fantasy and epic poetry to portray evil in His dark materials / E. Quinn Fox --
Sim evil : avatars and the ethical game mechanic / Kelly Kelleway --
Making modern evil : terrorism, torture, and the creation of evil in 24 / Michael J. Lewis --
No laughing matter : the joker as a Nietzschean critique of morality / Jamey Heit --
I am your father : the villain and the future self / Nathaniel Van Yperen --
Hearts of darkness : Voldemort and Iago, with a little help from their friends / Ken Rothman --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: edited by Jamey Heit.

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"The thirteen essays in this critical volume explore the different ways in which evil is portrayed in popular culture, particularly through film and novels. Collectively, these essays suggest how vital the notion of evil is to our culture, which in turn suggest a need to reflect on what it means to value what is good"--Provided by publisher.

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