The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous PDF Author: Asa Simon Mittman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351894323
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 600

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The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous PDF Author: Asa Simon Mittman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351894315
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 600

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Book Description
The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

Intercourse in Television and Film

Intercourse in Television and Film PDF Author: Lindsay Coleman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149855511X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 202

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As many critics and theorists have noted, non-pornographic films, documentaries, and quality television series have increasingly included explicit sex scenes since the 1990s, some of such scenes featuring the performance of actual sex acts. The incidence of sex in narratively powerful, resonant visual media can no longer be dismissed as a trend. What was once an aesthetic weapon in the arsenal of provocateurs is now frequently integrated seamlessly into the mise-en-scène and exposition of widely viewed and culturally significant films and television series. Intercourse in Television and Film: The Presentation of Explicit Sex Acts analyzes the aesthetic and narrative contexts for the visual media presentation of the sexual act, both those which are non-simulated and those which are explicit to that point that their simulation is brought into question by the viewer. In this book, questions involving the performance choices of actors, the framing and editing of the sex act, and the director's attempts at integrating sexuality into the overall narrative structure as well as their effects are explored.

North American Monsters

North American Monsters PDF Author: David J. Puglia
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1646421604
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 408

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Mining a mountain of folklore publications, North American Monsters unearths decades of notable monster research. Nineteen folkloristic case studies from the last half-century examine legendary monsters in their native habitats, focusing on ostensibly living creatures bound to specific geographic locales. A diverse cast of scholars contemplate these alluring creatures, feared and beloved by the communities that host them—the Jersey Devil gliding over the Pine Barrens, Lieby wriggling through Lake Lieberman, Char-Man stalking the Ojai Valley, and many, many more. Embracing local stories, beliefs, and traditions while neither promoting nor debunking, North American Monsters aspires to revive scholarly interest in local legendary monsters and creatures and to encourage folkloristic monster legend sleuthing.

The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature

The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature PDF Author: Tina Marie Boyer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004316418
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 274

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In The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature, Tina Boyer offers an analysis of giants as antagonists and heroes in medieval European epics and romances.

All Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts

All Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts PDF Author: Verena Bernardi
Publisher: Vernon Press
ISBN: 1622737946
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 298

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Book Description
We know all kinds of monsters. Vampires who suck human blood, werewolves who harass tourists in London or Paris, zombies who long to feast on our brains, or Godzilla, who is famous in and outside of Japan for destroying whole cities at once. Regardless of their monstrosity, all of these creatures are figments of the human mind and as real as they may seem, monsters are and always have been constructed by human beings. In other words, they are imagined. How they are imagined, however, depends on many different aspects and changes throughout history. The present volume provides an insight into the construction of monstrosity in different kinds of media, including literature, film, and TV series. It will show how and by whom monsters are really created, how time changes the perception of monsters and what characterizes specific monstrosities in their specific historical contexts. The book will provide valuable insights for scholars in different fields, whose interest focuses on either media studies or history.

Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World PDF Author: Richard H. Godden
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030254585
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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Book Description
This collection examines the intersection of the discourses of “disability” and “monstrosity” in a timely and necessary intervention in the scholarly fields of Disability Studies and Monster Studies. Analyzing Medieval and Early Modern art and literature replete with images of non-normative bodies, these essays consider the pernicious history of defining people with distinctly non-normative bodies or non-normative cognition as monsters. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie Garland-Thomson has termed “the extraordinary body” is labeled a “monster.” This volume explores the origins of this conflation, examines the problems and possibilities inherent in it, and casts both disability and monstrosity in light of emergent, empowering discourses of posthumanism.

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques PDF Author: Michael E. Heyes
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498550770
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 296

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Book Description
This book explores the intersection of religion and monstrosity. The first section contains fresh research on the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, and the second explores the topic of religion and monstrosity from the Early Modern to Modern period.

Willful Monstrosity

Willful Monstrosity PDF Author: Natalie Wilson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476637261
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 285

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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.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous PDF Author: Asa Simon Mittman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351894323
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 600

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Book Description
The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous PDF Author: Asa Simon Mittman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351894315
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 600

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Book Description
The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

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Rezension zu: Asa Simon Mittman, Peter J. Dendle (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous, Farnham, Surrey (Ashgate Publishing) 2013, XIII-558 p., 71 b/w ill., ISBN 978-1-4724-1801-2, GBP 35,00 PDF Author: Klaus Oschema
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Intercourse in Television and Film

Intercourse in Television and Film PDF Author: Lindsay Coleman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149855511X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 202

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Book Description
As many critics and theorists have noted, non-pornographic films, documentaries, and quality television series have increasingly included explicit sex scenes since the 1990s, some of such scenes featuring the performance of actual sex acts. The incidence of sex in narratively powerful, resonant visual media can no longer be dismissed as a trend. What was once an aesthetic weapon in the arsenal of provocateurs is now frequently integrated seamlessly into the mise-en-scène and exposition of widely viewed and culturally significant films and television series. Intercourse in Television and Film: The Presentation of Explicit Sex Acts analyzes the aesthetic and narrative contexts for the visual media presentation of the sexual act, both those which are non-simulated and those which are explicit to that point that their simulation is brought into question by the viewer. In this book, questions involving the performance choices of actors, the framing and editing of the sex act, and the director's attempts at integrating sexuality into the overall narrative structure as well as their effects are explored.

North American Monsters

North American Monsters PDF Author: David J. Puglia
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1646421604
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 408

View

Book Description
Mining a mountain of folklore publications, North American Monsters unearths decades of notable monster research. Nineteen folkloristic case studies from the last half-century examine legendary monsters in their native habitats, focusing on ostensibly living creatures bound to specific geographic locales. A diverse cast of scholars contemplate these alluring creatures, feared and beloved by the communities that host them—the Jersey Devil gliding over the Pine Barrens, Lieby wriggling through Lake Lieberman, Char-Man stalking the Ojai Valley, and many, many more. Embracing local stories, beliefs, and traditions while neither promoting nor debunking, North American Monsters aspires to revive scholarly interest in local legendary monsters and creatures and to encourage folkloristic monster legend sleuthing.

The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature

The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature PDF Author: Tina Marie Boyer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004316418
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 274

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Book Description
In The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature, Tina Boyer offers an analysis of giants as antagonists and heroes in medieval European epics and romances.

All Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts

All Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts PDF Author: Verena Bernardi
Publisher: Vernon Press
ISBN: 1622737946
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 298

View

Book Description
We know all kinds of monsters. Vampires who suck human blood, werewolves who harass tourists in London or Paris, zombies who long to feast on our brains, or Godzilla, who is famous in and outside of Japan for destroying whole cities at once. Regardless of their monstrosity, all of these creatures are figments of the human mind and as real as they may seem, monsters are and always have been constructed by human beings. In other words, they are imagined. How they are imagined, however, depends on many different aspects and changes throughout history. The present volume provides an insight into the construction of monstrosity in different kinds of media, including literature, film, and TV series. It will show how and by whom monsters are really created, how time changes the perception of monsters and what characterizes specific monstrosities in their specific historical contexts. The book will provide valuable insights for scholars in different fields, whose interest focuses on either media studies or history.

Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World PDF Author: Richard H. Godden
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030254585
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 352

View

Book Description
This collection examines the intersection of the discourses of “disability” and “monstrosity” in a timely and necessary intervention in the scholarly fields of Disability Studies and Monster Studies. Analyzing Medieval and Early Modern art and literature replete with images of non-normative bodies, these essays consider the pernicious history of defining people with distinctly non-normative bodies or non-normative cognition as monsters. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie Garland-Thomson has termed “the extraordinary body” is labeled a “monster.” This volume explores the origins of this conflation, examines the problems and possibilities inherent in it, and casts both disability and monstrosity in light of emergent, empowering discourses of posthumanism.

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques PDF Author: Michael E. Heyes
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498550770
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 296

View

Book Description
This book explores the intersection of religion and monstrosity. The first section contains fresh research on the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, and the second explores the topic of religion and monstrosity from the Early Modern to Modern period.

Willful Monstrosity

Willful Monstrosity PDF Author: Natalie Wilson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476637261
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 285

View

Book Description
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.