Literary Criticism

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 2760

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.
Performing Arts

The Walking Dead Live!

Essays on the Television Show

Author: Philip L. Simpson,Marcus Mallard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 5248

In 2010, The Walking Dead premiered on AMC and has since become the most watched scripted program in the history of basic cable. Based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead provides a stark, metaphoric preview of what the end of civilization might look like: the collapse of infrastructure and central government, savage tribal anarchy, and purposeless hordes of the wandering wounded. While the representation of zombies has been a staple of the horror genre for more than half a century, the unprecedented popularity of The Walking Dead reflects an increased identification with uncertain times. In The Walking Dead Live! Essays on the Television Show, Philip L. Simpson and Marcus Mallard have compiled essays that examine the show as a cultural text. Contributors to this volume consider how the show engages with our own social practices—from theology and leadership to gender, race, and politics—as well as how the show reflects matters of masculinity, memory, and survivor’s guilt. As a product of anxious times, The Walking Dead gives the audience an idea of what the future may hold and what popular interest in the zombie genre means. Providing insight into the broader significance of the zombie apocalypse story, The Walking Dead Live! will be of interest to scholars of sociology, cultural history, and television, as well as to fans of the show.
Social Science

Living with the Living Dead

The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse

Author: Greg Garrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190260467

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9104

When humankind faces what it perceives as a threat to its very existence, a macabre thing happens in art, literature, and culture: corpses begin to stand up and walk around. The dead walked in the fourteenth century, when the Black Death and other catastrophes roiled Europe. They walked in images from World War I, when a generation died horribly in the trenches. They walked in art inspired by the Holocaust and by the atomic attacks on Japan. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the dead walk in stories of the zombie apocalypse, some of the most ubiquitous narratives of post-9/11 Western culture. Zombies appear in popular movies and television shows, comics and graphic novels, fiction, games, art, and in material culture including pinball machines, zombie runs, and lottery tickets. The zombie apocalypse, Greg Garrett shows us, has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can stand in for any of a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to ecological destruction. But this zombie narrative also brings us emotional and spiritual comfort. These apocalyptic stories, in which the world has been turned upside down and protagonists face the prospect of an imminent and grisly death, can also offer us wisdom about living in a community, present us with real-world ethical solutions, and invite us into conversation about the value and costs of survival. We may indeed be living with the living dead these days, but through the stories we consume and the games we play, we are paradoxically learning what it means to be fully alive.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Walking Dead 29: Ein Schritt zu weit

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959812361

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

View: 640

Die Gruppe und ganz besonders Carl, Sohn von Anführer Rick, leiden immer noch unter den traumatischen Ereignissen des letzten Bandes. Es kommt zu Unruhen, bei denen sich Rick einmal mehr für seine Taten rechtfertigen muss - warum hat er Negan freigelassen? Warum hat er sich mit den Erlösern angelegt? Das alles führt dazu, dass Dwight Ricks Rolle als Anführer in Frage stellt und es zum Bruch zwischen den beiden kommt. Eine weitere Bewährungsprobe für die Überlebenden der Zombie-Apokalypse.
Performing Arts

"The Walking Dead" - Horror, Drama oder Western? Eine Analyse

Author: Jasmin Kirchner


ISBN: 3956846052

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 59

View: 9674

Zombie-Filme und -Serien sind natürlich dem Horror-Genre zuzuordnen. Oder? Was lange vollkommen fraglos war, wurde schon ab den 80ern mit der Entstehung der Zombie Romantic Comedy aufgeweicht. Das Genre der untoten Menschenfresser hat dabei vor allem George A. Romero mit seiner Living Dead-Reihe geprägt. Neuen Auftrieb erfährt das oft belächelte Genre seit einigen Jahren dank der Fernseh-Serie „The Walking Dead“, die vor allem in Amerika Quotenrekorde auf den Kabelsender aufstellt. Aber wie verhält Horror sich eigentlich in Serie? Wie kann man das Grauen über einen so langen Zeitraum aufrecht erhalten? Und welche anderen Genres lassen sich ausmachen? Ist es am Ende überhaupt „klassischer“ Horror oder dominieren die Strukturen von Drama, Thriller oder Western? Geklärt wird diese Frage anhand einer Untersuchung der Entwicklung des Zombies in Film und Fernsehen, einer Betrachtung der relevanten Fragestellungen und Konzepte aus der Genre-Theorie, v.a. Entwicklung und Hybridität von Genres, und schließlich einer Analyse der Genres Horror, Drama und Western. Zunächst allgemein beschrieben werden ihre Ausprägungen in der Serie erörtert und zu einem Gesamtbild zusammengeführt.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Walking Dead #187

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: Image Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 8202

"THE ROAD BACK" Can Rick Grimes bring peace to the Commonwealth or will he tear it apart?
Business & Economics

Dead Companies Walking

How A Hedge Fund Manager Finds Opportunity in Unexpected Places

Author: Scott Fearon,Jesse Powell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3557

Unlike most investors, who live in fear of failure, Scott Fearon actively seeks it out. He has earned millions of dollars for his hedge fund over the last thirty years shorting the stocks of businesses he believed were on their way to bankruptcy. In Dead Companies Walking, Fearon describes his methods for spotting these doomed businesses, and how they can be extremely profitable investments. In his experience, corporate managers routinely commit six common mistakes that can derail even the most promising companies: they learn from only the recent past; they rely too heavily on a formula for success; they misunderstand their target customers; they fall victim to the magical storytelling of a mania; they fail to adapt to tectonic shifts in their industry; and they are physically or emotionally removed from their companies' operations. Fearon has interviewed thousands of executives across America, many of whom, unknowingly, were headed toward bankruptcy – from the Texas oil barons of the 80s to the tech wunderkinds of the late 90s to the flush real estate developers of the mid-2000s. Here, he explores recent examples like JC Penney, Herbalife and Blockbuster Entertainment to help investors better predict the next booms and busts—and come out on top.
Biography & Autobiography

Galician Cultural Identity in the Works of Ramón Otero Pedrayo

Author: Craig Patterson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

View: 5040

In the 1920s, a group of Galician intellectuals known as the Xeracion Nos began, through their literary output and political activities, to articulate and reinterpret Galician cultural identity after several centuries of cultural repression and centralization. This book examines both the nexus of inherited positions of this cultural recovery and its original formulation, through the works of one of the most prominent intellectual of the Xeracion Nos, Ramon Otero Pedrayo.
Performing Arts

Italian Horror Film Directors

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487496

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 2634

There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.

Good as Gone

Ein Mädchen verschwindet. Eine Fremde kehrt zurück. Roman

Author: Amy Gentry

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641204933

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9250

Tom und Anna haben das Schlimmste erlebt, was sich Eltern vorstellen können: Ihre 13-jährige Tochter Julie wurde entführt, alle Suchaktionen waren vergebens, die Polizei hat den Fall längst zu den Akten gelegt. Acht Jahre später taucht plötzlich eine junge Frau auf und behauptet, die vermisste Tochter zu sein. Die Familie kann ihr Glück kaum fassen. Doch schon bald spüren alle, dass die Geschichte der Verschwundenen nicht aufgeht. Anna hegt einen furchtbaren Verdacht. Sie macht sich auf die Suche nach der Wahrheit über die junge Frau, von der sie inständig hofft, dass es ihre Tochter ist, die ihr gleichzeitig aber auch fremd erscheint und das gesamte Familiengefüge gefährlich ins Wanken bringt ... Good as Gone ist ein von Anfang an atemberaubend spannendes Buch darüber, wie wenig wir die kennen, die wir lieben. Amy Gentry spielt grandios mit verschiedenen Erzählperspektiven und führt die Leser auf zahlreiche falsche Fährten – bis zum fulminanten Finale.
Performing Arts

The Films of Fay Wray

Author: Roy Kinnard,Tony Crnkovich

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604150

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 6209

Widely acclaimed as a horror movie actress, Fay Wray is best remembered for her performances in King Kong and four other classic 1930s film thrillers, Doctor X, The Most Dangerous Game, Mystery of the Wax Museum and The Vampire Bat. Yet Wray appeared in 77 feature films between 1925 and 1958, playing leading roles in 67. Many of her films, including her entire silent film output, have been lost or are available only on a limited basis. This heavily illustrated filmography at last makes obvious her sizeable contribution to the film industry. After an overview of her professional acting career, the filmography is divided into three sections. The first introduces Wray’s early silent feature film appearances; the second covers her “leading lady” period in popular horror thrillers and other films in the sound era; and the third covers her latter-day supporting roles. Appendices document her work in film shorts and her television appearances. Commentary throughout includes first-person interviews with Fay Wray.
Body, Mind & Spirit

More Things Than are Dreamt of

Masterpieces of Supernatural Horror, from Mary Shelley to Stephen King, in Literature and Film

Author: Alain Silver

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879101770

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

View: 8985


The Walking Dead 12

Schöne neue Welt

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942649223


Page: 143

View: 6613

Nach einer langen Odyssee steht die Gruppe um Polizist Rick Grimes endlich vor ihrem Ziel: Washington DC, wo sich nach dem Ausbruch der Zombie-Plage die letzte Zuflucht der Menschheit befinden soll. Werden ihre Hoffnungen erfüllt oder hat sie ihr Weg ins sichere Verderben geführt? Der erfolgreichste Independent-Comic der letzten Jahre! Vorlage für die TV-Serien-Adaption von Oscar-Preisträger Frank Darabont. Ausgezeichnet als "Beste Comic-Serie 2010" mit dem EISNER und dem HARVEY Award. Charlie Adlard Der Engländer Jahrgang 1966 studierte zunächst Film und Video bevor er mit der Serie NOBODY in die Comicszene einstieg. Danach zeichnete er an X-FILES (Topps), SHADOWMAN (Acclaim), MARS ATTACKS! (Topps), HELLBLAZER, BATMAN, SUPERMAN (DC), THE CROW (KSP) und den Graphic Novels WHITE DEATH und CODEFLESH (AIT/Planetlair). Für Marvel hat er neben zahlreichen fill-ins auch den One-Shot HEROES REBORN: MASTERS OF EVIL (geschrieben von CODEFLESH-Partner Joe Casey) und die Miniserie X-MEN - HELLFIRE CLUB gezeichnet. 2004 übernahm er schliesslich ab dem zweiten Zyklus die Zeichnungen der Erfolgsserie WALKING DEAD (Image Comics). Für seine Arbeit an dieser Serie erhielt er auch prompt eine EISNER AWARD-Nominierung. Robert Kirkman Nach seinem furiosen Comic-Debüt mit der respektlos witzigen Serie BATTLE POPE wurde Kirkman schnell zu einem der gefragtesten Autoren in der amerikanischen Indie-Comic-Szene. Gemeinsam mit seinem Kumpel Tony Moore schuf er die Hit-Serie THE WALKING DEAD, eine der erfolgreichsten Serien des US-Verlags Image Comics. Kirkman schrieb ausserdem weitere Titel für Image (INVINCIBLE, SUPERPATRIOT, THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN) und für Marvel (MARVEL TEAM-UPS, THE ULTIMATE X-MEN und MARVEL ZOMBIES, eine der erfolgreichste Miniserien der letzten Jahre). Paramount Pictures hat sich die Filmrechte an seiner Superheldenreihe INVINCIBLE gesichert und Kirkman selbst als Drehbuchautor engagiert.
Performing Arts

Italian Horror Films of the 1960s

A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers

Author: Lawrence McCallum

Publisher: McFarland Publishing


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 2487

Until I vampiri (The Vampires) in 1956, Italian filmmakers generally eschewed horror in favor of fantasy films and big screen spectacles. In the 1960s, the subjects became as varied as the filmmakers, ranging from the comic strip flavor of The Wild, Wild Planet (1966) to the surrealistic mixture of horror and social commentary of Fellini's Toby Dammit segment of Spirits of the Dead (1969). Arranged by English title, each entry includes Italian title, studio, running time, year of release, work the film is based on (when appropriate), and cast and credits. These data are followed by a lengthy essay, blending a plot synopsis with critical commentary and behind-the-scenes information.
Performing Arts

Book of the Dead

The Complete History of Zombie Cinema

Author: Jamie Russell

Publisher: Fab Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 319

View: 4861

From 1932's White Zombie to 28 Days Later and the current crop of Japanese shockers, the zombie movie has been one of the most enduring mainstays of international horror cinema. Now, for the first time ever, the complete history of zombie cinema is told in this lavishly illustrated and fully cross-referenced celebration of living dead cinematic culture.
Social Science

Becoming Women

The Embodied Self in Image Culture

Author: Carla Rice

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668261

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 1688

In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.
Natural history

My Life as a Naturalist

Author: William Percival Westell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: 268

View: 809