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The supernatural revamped : from timeworn legends to twenty-first-century chic

Author: Barbara Brodman; James E Doan
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016 ©2016
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This book is the logical continuation of a series of collected essays examining the origins and evolution of myths and legends of the supernatural in Western and non-Western tradition and popular culture. The first two volumes of the series, The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) and Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic. (Fairleigh  Read more...
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Supernatural revamped.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016006639
(OCoLC)934746463
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Brodman; James E Doan
ISBN: 9781611478655 1611478650
OCLC Number: 945975519
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 262 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Of angels and demons: staging the demise of Ireland's "Celtic tiger" through supernatural allegory / C. Austin Hill --
No more Mr. Nice Angel: angelic ethics from the ancient world through Paradise Lost to Supernatural / Scott Culpepper --
The nightmare tales of J. S. Le Fanu / Paul E. H. Davis --
Of fairies and sorcerers: dichotomous depictions of race and ethnicity in 1980s fantasy / Kathleen W. Taylor Kollman --
Philosophers and demons: Socrates, Descartes, and the search for certainty / Darren Hibbs --
The haunting of a nation: ghostly public discourses and Jamaican national trauma / Andrea Shaw Nevins --
An American werewolf in Trellebourg: representation of the werewolf in Swedish folk belief and popular culture / Tommy Kuusela --
Magic Mexican modernity: the shifting image of witches and witchcraft in the movies / Claudia Schaefer and Raul Rodríguez-Hernández --
Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy, supernatural heredity, and "creature" genetics / Ashley Szanter --
An anime Dullahan: the Irish death messenger adapted in Japanese popular culture / Masaya Shimokusu --
Re-dressing revenants: anxieties of the body, the self, and desire when the undead make a stylish return / Sarah Heaton --
From vampires to zombies: the revisionist recreation of I Am Legend / Jessica E. Birch --
Dying to love you: the evolution of the romantic zombie / Simon Bacon --
Undead Yakuza: the Japanese zombie movie, cultural resonance, and generic conventions / Kayleigh Murphy and Mark David Ryan --
"Look at the flowers": female evolution in the face of the zombie hordes of The Walking Dead / Cynthia Vinney and Caryn Wiley-Rapoport --
From white zombies to night zombies and beyond: the evolution of the zombie in Western popular culture / Todd K. Platts --
From saga to Skyrim: the literary and multimedia reception of the Norse-Icelandic Draugr myth / Matthias Teichert
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan

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This book presents the supernatural as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk characters, their literary representations, or popular media. Instead, we move around the  Read more...

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