Book Theorising the Contemporary Zombie

Download or read Theorising the Contemporary Zombie PDF, written by Scott Hamilton and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2022-05-15 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zombies have become an increasingly popular object of research in academic studies and, of course, in popular media. Over the past decade, they have been employed to explain mathematical equations, vortex phenomena in astrophysics, the need for improved laws, issues within higher education, and even the structure of human societies. Despite the surge of interest in the zombie as a critical metaphor, no coherent theoretical framework for studying the zombie actually exists. Addressing this current gap in the literature, Theorising the Contemporary Zombie defines zombiism as a means of theorising and examining various issues of society in any given era by immersing those social issues within the destabilising context of apocalyptic crisis; and applying this definition, the volume considers issues including gender, sexuality, family, literature, health, popular culture and extinction.

Book Willful Monstrosity

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  • Author : Natalie Wilson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-01-02
  • ISBN : 1476673446
  • Pages : 286 pages

Download or read Willful Monstrosity PDF, written by Natalie Wilson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-01-02 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking in a wide range of film, television, and literature, this volume explores 21st century horror and its monsters from an intersectional perspective with a marked emphasis on gender and race. The analysis, which covers over 70 narratives, is organized around four primary monstrous figures--zombies, vampires, witches and monstrous women. Arguing that the current horror renaissance is populated with willful monsters that subvert prevailing cultural norms and systems of power, the discussion reads horror in relation to topics of particular import in the contemporary moment--rampant sexual violence, unbridled capitalist greed, brutality against people of color, militarism, and the patriarchy's refusal to die. Examining ground-breaking films and television shows such as Get Out, Us, The Babadook, A Quiet Place, Stranger Things, Penny Dreadful, and The Passage, as well as works by key authors like Justin Cronin, Carmen Maria Machado, Helen Oyeyemi, Margo Lanagan, and Jeanette Winterson, this monograph offers a thorough account of the horror landscape and what it says about the 21st century world.

Book The Grammar of Hate

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  • Author : Natalia Knoblock
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2022-07-14
  • ISBN : 1108834132
  • Pages : 311 pages

Download or read The Grammar of Hate PDF, written by Natalia Knoblock and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-07-14 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together research from a global team of scholars, this innovative volume explores the morphosyntactic features of verbal aggression, an aspect of hate speech that has been hitherto overlooked. It will be essential reading for researchers and students of hate speech and verbal aggression.

Book The Trials of Koli

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  • Author : M. R. Carey
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 0356513483
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read The Trials of Koli PDF, written by M. R. Carey and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'ENTHRALLING . . . A JOURNEY AS PERILOUS AS IT IS ENLIGHTENING' Guardian on The Book of Koli The journey through M. R. Carey's 'immersive, impeccably rendered world' (Kirkus) continues in The Trials of Koli - the second book of the Rampart trilogy. Koli has been cast from his village and into the strange and deadly forest beyond. But he heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the old times that was there. And if Koli can find it, there may be a way for him to redeem himself - by saving what's left of humanity. Praise for The Trials of Koli: 'This series just gets better and better. Clever, compassionate and genuinely immersive' Joanne Harris 'A broken world that is both marvellously expansive and claustrophobically menacing' Publisher's Weekly 'If you loved M.R. Carey's The Book of Koli, you will love The Trials of Koli just as much, if not more . . . Absorbing, stunning, and emotionally rich' Locus 'This is a bold, unique world - be prepared to be engrossed' SciFiNow Look out for the final novel in the Rampart trilogy: The Fall of Koli

Book Lockdown Cultures

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  • Author : Stella Bruzzi
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Release : 2022-11-10
  • ISBN : 1800083394
  • Pages : 346 pages

Download or read Lockdown Cultures PDF, written by Stella Bruzzi and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2022-11-10 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lockdown Cultures is both a cultural response to our extraordinary times and a manifesto for the arts and humanities and their role in our post-pandemic society. This book offers a unique response to the question of how the humanities commented on and were impacted by one of the dominant crises of our times: the Covid-19 pandemic. While the role of engineers, epidemiologists and, of course, medics is assumed, Lockdown Cultures illustrates some of the ways in which the humanities understood and analysed 2020–21, the year of lockdown and plague. Though the impulse behind the book was topical, underpinning the richly varied and individual essays is a lasting concern with the value of the humanities in the twenty-first century. Each contributor approaches this differently but there are two dominant strands: how art and culture can help us understand the Covid crisis; and how the value of the humanities can be demonstrated by engaging with cultural products from the past. The result is a book that serves as testament to the humanities’ reinvigorated and reforged sense of identity, from the perspective of UCL and one of the leading arts and humanities faculties in the world. It bears witness to a globally impactful event while showcasing interdisciplinary thinking and examining how the pandemic has changed how we read, watch, write and educate. More than thirty individual contributions collectively reassert the importance of the arts and humanities for contemporary society.

Book Intermedial Studies

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  • Author : Jørgen Bruhn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-11-18
  • ISBN : 1000513971
  • Pages : 354 pages

Download or read Intermedial Studies PDF, written by Jørgen Bruhn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intermedial Studies provides a concise, hands-on introduction to the analysis of a broad array of texts from a variety of media – including literature, film, music, performance, news and videogames, addressing fiction and non-fiction, mass media and social media. The detailed introduction offers a short history of the field and outlines the main theoretical approaches to the field. Part I explains the approach, examining and exemplifying the dimensions that construct every media product. The following sections offer practical examples and case studies using many examples, which will be familiar to students, from Sherlock Holmes and football, to news, vlogs and videogames. This book is the only textbook taking both a theoretical and practical approach to intermedial studies. The book will be of use to students from a variety of disciplines looking at any form of adaptation, from comparative literature to film adaptations, fan fictions and spoken performances. The book equips students with the language and understanding to confidently and competently apply their own intermedial analysis to any text.

Book Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth

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  • Author : Justin D. Edwards
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2022-06-28
  • ISBN : 145296727X
  • Pages : 392 pages

Download or read Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth PDF, written by Justin D. Edwards and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2022-06-28 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An urgent volume of essays engages the Gothic to advance important perspectives on our geological era What can the Gothic teach us about our current geological era? More than just spooky, moonlit castles and morbid graveyards, the Gothic represents a vibrant, emergent perspective on the Anthropocene. In this volume, more than a dozen scholars move beyond longstanding perspectives on the Anthropocene—such as science fiction and apocalyptic narratives—to show that the Gothic offers a unique (and dark) interpretation of events like climate change, diminished ecosystems, and mass extinction. Embracing pop cultural phenomena like True Detective, Jaws, and Twin Peaks, as well as topics from the New Weird and prehistoric shark fiction to ruin porn and the “monstroscene,” Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth demonstrates the continuing vitality of the Gothic while opening important new paths of inquiry. These essays map a genealogy of the Gothic while providing fresh perspectives on the ongoing climate chaos, the North/South divide, issues of racialization, dark ecology, questions surrounding environmental justice, and much more. Contributors: Fred Botting, Kingston U; Timothy Clark, U of Durham; Rebecca Duncan, Linnaeus U; Michael Fuchs, U of Oldenburg, Germany; Esthie Hugo, U of Warwick; Dawn Keetley, Lehigh U; Laura R. Kremmel, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Timothy Morton, Rice U; Barry Murnane, U of Oxford; Jennifer Schell, U of Alaska Fairbanks; Lisa M. Vetere, Monmouth U; Sara Wasson, Lancaster U; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan U.

Book The Girl With All the Gifts

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  • Author : M. R. Carey
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • ISBN : 9780316334754
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read The Girl With All the Gifts PDF, written by M. R. Carey and published by Orbit. This book was released on 2015-04-28 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The USA Today bestseller Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

Book Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction

Download or read Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction PDF, written by Tereza Dědinová and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In order to demonstrate that speculative fiction provides a valuable contribution to the discussion about the challenges of the Anthropocene, Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction investigates a range of novels whose subject matter pertains to various aspects of the Anthropocene. These include the destruction and protection of the natural environment, the relationship between human and non-human inhabitants of the planet, the role of myth in the shaping of and combat against the Anthropocene, the political dimensions of the Anthropocene, the ensuing threat of the Apocalypse, and the role of post-apocalyptic narratives. To explore these topics our authors examine the works of Patricia Briggs, M.R. Carey, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Ursula K. Le Guin, N.K. Jemisin, Stephenie Meyer, China Miéville, James Patterson, Maggie Stiefvater, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Scott Westfield. Their essays demonstrate that speculative fiction, given its ability to pursue scenarios of alternative history and present familiar things in an unfamiliar way, can alter the readers’ perception of their duties and responsibilities towards their communities and the world, so that the threat of human-wrought destruction might ultimately be averted.

Book Boys  Life

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1929-08
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 64 pages

Download or read Boys Life PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1929-08 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Book The Athenaeum

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1830
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 832 pages

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Book Collier s

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  • Release : 1917
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 1132 pages

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Book The Spectator

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1860
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Spectator PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1860 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.

Book The Youth s Companion

Download or read The Youth s Companion PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1855 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes music.

Book Harper s Young People

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Book Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

Download or read Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand PDF, written by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page 1358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Youth s Companion

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  • Release : 1880
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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