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Monsters and the monstrous : myths and metaphors of enduring evil

Author: Niall Scott
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: At the interfaces, probing the boundaries, 38.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon characters, emerging from sewers, from pages of literature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Monsters and the monstrous.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007
(OCoLC)176055573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Scott
ISBN: 9781435612051 1435612051 9789401204811 9401204810 9042022531 9789042022539
OCLC Number: 182846547
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Monstrous origins : histories from the deep and transformed humans (where ever they come from, they keep coming) --
"Monster sewers" : experiencing London's main drainage system / Pual Dobraszczyk --
Ontological anxiety made flesh : the zombie in literature, film and culture / Kevin Alexander Boon --
The zombie as barometer of cultural anxiety / Peter Dendle --
The monster and the political (once they get into politics you can't get rid of them) --
Dracula as ethnic conflict : the technologies of "humanitarian intervention" in the Balkans during the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia and Kosovo / Neda Atanasoski --
Kultur-terror : the composite monster in Nazi visual propaganda / Kristen Williams Backer --
The anarchist as monster in fin-de-siècle Europe / Elun Gabriel --
Familial monsters (maybe some of them are regular folk like you and me) --
Family, race, and citizenship in Disney's Lilo and Stitch / Emily Cheng --
The enemy within : the child as terrorist in the contemporary American horror fillm / Colette Balmain --
'Monstrous mothers' and the media / Nicola Goc --
Of monsters, masturbators and markets : autoerotic desire, sexual exchange and the cinematic serial killer / Greg Tuck --
Miscellaneous monsters (they can be evil, male, female, but most importantly beware, they can be cute.) --
Nobody's meat : freedom through monstrosity in contemporary British fiction / Ben Barootes --
God hates us all : Kant, radical evil and the diabolical monstrous human in heavy metal / Niall Scott --
Monstrous/cute : notes on the ambivalent nature of cuteness / Maja Brzozowska-Brywczyńska.
Series Title: At the interfaces, probing the boundaries, 38.
Responsibility: edited by Niall Scott.

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Presents a collection of studies on the metaphor of the monster in literature, cinema, music, culture, philosophy, history and politics. This collection is of interest to academics and students  Read more...

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