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Slender Man is coming : creepypasta and contemporary legends on the Internet

Author: Trevor J Blank; Lynne S McNeill
Publisher: Logan : Utah State University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring the menacing figure of Slender Man, the blank-faced, long-limbed bogeyman born of a Photoshop contest, who has appeared in horror stories circulated on- and offline among young people. An unprecedented folkloric take, analyzing him within contemporary legend studies, "creepypastas," folk belief, and children's culture"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Slender Man, (Legendary character); Slender Man, (Legendary character); Slender Man, Fiktive Gestalt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor J Blank; Lynne S McNeill
ISBN: 9781607327806 1607327805
OCLC Number: 1020293406
Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "The sort of story that has you covering your mirrors" : the case of Slender Man / Jeffrey A. Tolbert --
The cowl of Cthulhu : ostensive practice in the digital age : the more you know about him, the closer he gets / Andrew Peck --
"What happens when the pictures are no longer Photoshops?" : Slender Man, belief, and the unacknowledged common experience / Andrea Kitta --
"Dark and wicked things" : Slender Man, the folkloresque, and the implications of belief / Jeffrey A. Tolbert --
The emperor's new lore, or who believes in the big bad Slender Man? / Mikel J. Koven --
Slender Man, H. P. Lovecraft, and the dynamics of horror cultures / Timothy H. Evans --
Slender Man is coming to get your little brother or sister : teenagers' pranks posted on YouTube / Elizabeth Tucker --
Monstrous media and media monsters : from Cottingley to Waukesha / Paul Manning.
Responsibility: edited by Trevor J. Blank, Lynne S. McNeill.

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"Exploring the menacing figure of Slender Man, the blank-faced, long-limbed bogeyman born of a Photoshop contest, who has appeared in horror stories circulated on- and offline among young people. An unprecedented folkloric take, analyzing him within contemporary legend studies, "creepypastas," folk belief, and children's culture"--Provided by publisher.

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