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



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

edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2016

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Bibliography: p. 249-250

Includes index



This book presents the supernatural as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk characters, their literary representations, or their representation in film and popular media. Instead, we move around the world and into the twenty-first century, reshaping legends into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction.


Acknowledgments Introduction Barbara Brodman and James E Doan Part One: Ethereals and Terrestrials 1 Of Angels and Demons: Staging the Demise of Ireland's "Celtic Tiger" through Supernatural Allegory C. Austin Hill 2 No More Mr. Nice Angel: Angelic Ethics from Paradise Lost to Supernatural Scott Culpepper 3 The Nightmare Tales of J. S. Le Fanu Paul E. H. Davis 4 Of Fairies and Sorcerers: Dichotomous Depictions of Race and Ethnicity in 1980s Fantasy Kathleen W. Taylor Kollman 5 Philosophers and Demons: Socrates, Descartes and the Search for Certainty Darren Hibbs 6 The Haunting of a Nation: Ghostly Public Discourses and the Making of Caribbean Nationhood Andrea Shaw Nevins 7 An American Werewolf in Trelleborg: Representation of the Werewolf in Swedish Folk Belief and Popular Culture Tommy Kuusela 8 Magic Mexican Modernity: The Shifting Image of Witches and Witchcraft in the Movies Claudia Schaefer and Raul Rodriguez-Hernandez 9 Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy, Supernatural Heredity, and "Creature" Genetics Ashley Szanter Part Two: The Undead and Still Dead 10 An Anime Dullahan: The Irish Death Messenger Adapted in Japanese Popular Culture Masaya Shimokusu 11 Re-dressing Revenants: Anxieties of the Body, the Self and Desire When the Undead Make a Stylish Return Sarah Heaton 12 From Vampires to Zombies: The Revisionist Recreation of I Am Legend Jessica E. Birch 13 Dying to Love You: The Evolution of the Romantic Zombie Simon Bacon 14 Undead Yakuza: The Japanese Zombie Movie, Cultural Resonance and Generic Conventions Kayleigh Murphy and Mark David Ryan 15 "Look at the Flowers": Female Evolution in the Face of the Zombie Hordes of The Walking Dead Cynthia Vinney and Caryn Wiley-Rapoport 16 From White Zombies to Night Zombies and Beyond: The Evolution of the Zombie in Western Popular Culture Todd K. Platts 17 From Saga to Skyrim: The Literary and Multimedia Reception of the Norse-Icelandic Draugr Myth Matthias Teichert Selected Bibliography Index About the Editors and Contributors

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    • 9781611478648
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    xi, 262 p.
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    24 cm
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