The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television PDF
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: McFarland
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 388
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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.


Vampires In Film And Television

Vampires in Film and Television PDF
Author: Jennifer Bringle
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 64
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Traces the history of vampires in movies and television.


The Global Vampire

The Global Vampire PDF
Author: Cait Coker
Publisher: McFarland
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 251
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The media vampire has roots throughout the world, far beyond the shores of the usual Dracula-inspired Anglo-American archetypes. Depending on text and context, the vampire is a figure of anxiety and comfort, humor and fear, desire and revulsion. These dichotomies gesture the enduring prevalence of the vampire in mass culture; it can no longer articulate a single feeling or response, bound by time and geography, but is many things to many people. With a global perspective, this collection of essays offers something new and different: a much needed counter-narrative of the vampire's evolution in popular culture. Divided by geography, this text emphasizes the vampiric as a globetrotting citizen du monde rather than an isolated monster.


The Whedonverse Catalog

The Whedonverse Catalog PDF
Author: Don Macnaughtan
Publisher: McFarland
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 281
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Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon's work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings--Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.--to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon's projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.


A Research Guide To Gothic Literature In English

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English PDF
Author: Sherri L. Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. 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.


The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book PDF
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher:
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 919
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Explores the myth, lore, and representation in popular culture of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe


The Cambridge Companion To Dracula

The Cambridge Companion to    Dracula  PDF
Author: Roger Luckhurst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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This celebrated Gothic novel is explored through essays providing critical, historical, anthropological, philosophical and intellectual contexts that serve to further the understanding and appreciation of Dracula in all its many guises. Together the essays offer exciting new critical approaches to the most famous vampire in literature and film.


Vampire Lore

Vampire Lore PDF
Author: Jan Louis Perkowski
Publisher: Slavica Pub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 618
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The Quest For The Wicker Man

The Quest for the Wicker Man PDF
Author: Benjamin Franks
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 187
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One of the greatest films ever to be made in Scotland, "The Wicker Man" immediately garnered a cult following on its release for its intense atmosphere and shocking denouement. This book explores the roots of this powerful, enduring film. With contributors including "The Wicker Man" director Robin Hardy, it is a thorough and informative read for all fans of this indispensable horror masterpiece.


J R R Tolkien Robert E Howard And The Birth Of Modern Fantasy

J R R  Tolkien  Robert E  Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy PDF
Author: Deke Parsons
Publisher: McFarland
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the most far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.