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Digital Horror

By Xavier Aldana Reyes,Linnie Blake
  • ISBN Code: : 0857727761
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Performing Arts
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In recent years, the ways in which digital technologies have come to shape our experience of the world has been an immensely popular subject in the horror film genre. Contemporary horror cinema reflects and exploits the anxieties of our age in its increasing use of hand-held techniques and in its motifs of surveillance, found footage (fictional films that appear 'real': comprising discovered video recordings left behind by victims/protagonists) and 'digital haunting' (when ghosts inhabit digital technologies). This book offers an exploration of the digital horror film phenomenon, across different national cultures and historic periods, examining the sub-genres of CCTV horror, technological haunting, snuff films, found footage and torture porn. Digital horror, it demonstrates, is a product of the post 9/11 neo-liberal world view - characterised by security paranoia, constant surveillance and social alienation. Digital horror screens its subjects via the transnational technologies of our age, such as the camcorder and CCTV, and records them in secret footage that may, one day, be found.

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  • Pdf File: a-research-guide-to-gothic-literature-in-english.pdf

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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.

Ghost Encounters Magazine May 2021

By GEM
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  • Publisher : Ghost Encounters Magazine
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 41
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: ghost-encounters-magazine-may-2021.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the first issue of Ghost Encounters Magazine we cover the journey of India's most prolific horror author Neil D'Silva as he talks about his methods, things he is scared off, his upcoming projects and more about his life. We also had a lovely chat with Ms. Alisha 'Priti' Kirpalani, progeny of the famed Ramsays and Author of 'Ghosts In Our Backyard' Know from a Paranormal Investigator's point of view, what they think about the Conjuring Universe, a Metaphysicians take on Near Death Experience, the uncanny resemblance between Witches and Metaphysicians, difference between Psychics and Psychos, the PAIRS team investigation at the cursed village and other topics from the Paranormal and Horror world.

Screening the Tortured Body

By Mark de Valk
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113739918X
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 669
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Book Short Summary:

Inspired by Michel Foucault’s examination of state subjugation and control, this book considers post-structuralist notions of the ‘political technology of the body’ and 'the spectacle of the scaffold' as a means to analyse cinematic representations of politically-motivated persecution and bodily repression. Through a critique of sovereign power and its application of punishment ‘for transgressions against the state’, the collected works, herein, assess the polticised-body via a range of cinematic perspectives. Imagery, character construction and narrative devices are examined in their account of hegemonic-sanctioned torture and suppression as a means to a political outcome. Screening The Tortured Body: The Cinema as Scaffold elicits philosophical and cultural accounts of the ‘retrained’ body to deliberate on a range of politicised films and filmmakers whose narratives and mise-en-scène techniques critique corporeal subjugation by authoritarian factions.

Shadows Over Innsmouth

By Stephen Jones
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1781165319
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 449
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Book Short Summary:

Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's classic, today's masters of horror take up their pens and turn once more to that decayed, forsaken New England fishing village with its sparkling treasure, loathsome denizens, and unspeakable evil. This anthology features seventeen chilling stories by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell and Kim Newman, as well as the original masterpiece of horror. "Introduction: Spawn of the Deep Ones" by Stephen Jones "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by H. P. Lovecraft "Beyond the Reef" by Basil Copper "The Big Fish" by Jack Yeovil "Return to Innsmouth" by Guy N. Smith "The Crossing" by Adrian Cole "Down to the Boots" by D. F. Lewis "The Church in High Street" by Ramsey Campbell "Innsmouth Gold" by David Sutton "Daoine Domhain" by Peter Tremayne "A Quarter to Three" by Kim Newman "The Tomb of Priscus" by Brian Mooney "The Innsmouth Heritage" by Brian Stableford "The Homecoming" by Nicholas Royle "Deepnet" by David Langford "To See the Sea" by Michael Marshall Smith "Dagon's Bell" by Brian Lumley "Only the End of the World Again" by Neil Gaiman

Teaching 21st Century Genres

By Katy Shaw
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113755391X
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 834
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Book Short Summary:

This book is the first ever collection about twenty-first century genre fiction. It offers accessible yet rigorous critical interventions in a growing field of popular culture and academic study, presenting new genres as a fascinating and powerful means of reading contemporary culture. The collection explores the history and uses of genre to date, analyses key examples of innovations and developments in the field and reflects on how these texts have been mobilised in teaching since the year 2000. It explores a range of new twenty-first century genres through a close reading of key examples, along with a broader critical overview at the beginning of each chapter capturing wider developments, contexts and themes. As a result of this contextual, text-orientated approach, the book promotes a broad appeal beyond the specifics of new genres and authors, and will contribute to a wider understanding of developments in post-millennial fictions.