Undead in the West II

The undead West offers a unique context within which to anchor and unpack the ongoing obsession with zombies in U.S. popular culture, highlighting their relevance for understanding race and racism, settler society, and changing ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892651

Category: Performing Arts

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This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.
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Undead in the West

Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper ... in one of the most famous (and still contested) confron- tations in the history of the Wild West.2 The product of a time when ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810885448

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 345

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Zombie Culture by McIntosh and Leverette (Scarecrow, 2010), 420 pages, paper, $50 LTD sales: 850 ($26,461) From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse by Cline and Weiner (Scarecrow, 2010), 362 pages, cloth, $55. LTD sales: 253 ($9,855)
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Horrors of War

She is the editor of Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary, from Big Screen to Small (2012), and coeditor of Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier and Undead in the West II: They ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442251120

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This volume explores the representation of the supernatural in war stories in various media. These essays show how such depictions reflect (or challenge) the popular memory of particular wars and engage with cultural attitudes toward war in general and associated issues such as battlefield heroism, military ethics, and the politics of sacrifice.
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The Playful Undead and Video Games

Elston, M.M. 2013, 'Allegorical Confrontation Meets Gaming System: Rhetoric and Trauma within Red Dead Redemption/Undead Nightmare', in C.J. Miler and B. Van Riper (eds.), Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming, Scarecrow Press, ...

Author: Stephen J. Webley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351716512

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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This book explores the central role of the zombie in contemporary popular culture as they appear in video games. Moving beyond traditional explanations of their enduring appeal – that they embody an aesthetic that combines horror with a mindless target; that lower age ratings for zombie games widen the market; or that Artificial Intelligence routines for zombies are easier to develop – the book provides a multidisciplinary and comprehensive look at this cultural phenomenon. Drawing on detailed case studies from across the genre, contributors from a variety of backgrounds offer insights into how the study of zombies in the context of video games informs an analysis of their impact on contemporary popular culture. Issues such as gender, politics, intellectual property law, queer theory, narrative storytelling and worldbuilding, videogame techniques and technology, and man’s relation to monsters are closely examined in their relation to zombie video games. Breaking new ground in the study of video games and popular culture, this volume will be of interest to researchers in a broad range of areas including media, popular culture, video games, and media psychology.
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Speculative Wests

7 Altered but reanimated, the western genre in the twenty- first century continues to amble forward in new hybrid forms, as amply documented in the Undead in the West and Undead in the West II anthologies.8 And as the 2020 critical ...

Author: Michael K. Johnson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496234827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Looking across the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century, its literature, film, television, comic books, and other media, we can see multiple examples of what Shelley S. Rees calls a “changeling western,” what others have called “weird westerns,” and what Michael K. Johnson refers to as “speculative westerns”—that is, hybrid western forms created by merging the western with one or more speculative genres or subgenres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and alternate history. Speculative Wests investigates both speculative westerns and other speculative texts that feature western settings. Just as “western” refers both to a genre and a region, Johnson’s narrative involves a study of both genre and place, a study of the “speculative Wests” that have begun to emerge in contemporary texts such as the zombie-threatened California of Justina Ireland’s Deathless Divide (2020), the reimagined future Navajo nation of Rebecca Roanhorse’s Sixth World series (2018–19), and the complex temporal and geographic borderlands of Alfredo Véa’s time travel novel The Mexican Flyboy (2016). Focusing on literature, film, and television from 2016 to 2020, Speculative Wests creates new visions of the American West.
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International Westerns

See Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper, eds., Undead in the West: Vampires, Mummies, Zombies, and Ghosts on the CinematicFrontier (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012) and Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (Lanham, ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller, Institute for Liberal Arts, Emerson College

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892880

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 476

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This collection of essays examines non-American Westerns and explores their significance, meanings, and reception. These essays also look at how Hollywood sensibilities are reflected, distorted, or challenged by filmmakers of Westerns in Europe, Australia, and other regions outside the U.S.
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Weird Westerns

Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier. Lanham MD: Scarecrow, 2012. —. Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming. Lanham MD: Scarecrow, 2013. Mitchell, Lee Clark. Westerns: Making the Man ...

Author: Kerry Kinney Fine

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496221742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

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Weird Westerns is an exploration of the hybrid western genre--an increasingly popular and visible form that mixes western themes, iconography, settings, and conventions with elements drawn from other genres, such as science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Despite frequent declarations of the western's death, the genre is now defined in part by its zombie-like ability to survive in American popular culture in weird, reanimated, and reassembled forms. The essays in Weird Westerns analyze a wide range of texts, including those by Native American authors Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfeet) and William Sanders (Cherokee); the cult television series Firefly and The Walking Dead; the mainstream feature films Suicide Squad and Django Unchained; the avant-garde and bizarre fiction of Joe R. Lansdale; the tabletop roleplaying game Deadlands: The Weird West; and the comic book series Wynonna Earp. The essays explore how these weird westerns challenge conventional representations by destabilizing or subverting the centrality of the heterosexual, white, male hero but also often surprisingly reinforce existing paradigms in their inability to imagine an existence outside of colonial frameworks.
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Star Power The Impact of Branded Celebrity 2 volumes

... 2012); Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier and its sequel, Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (with A. Bowdoin Van Riper, 2012/2013); the award-winning Steaming into a ...

Author: Aaron Barlow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313396182

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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Stars do have real power, but not all of them wield it wisely. This work explores how a variety of celebrities developed their brands and how celebrity can become a jumping-off point to entirely unrelated activities. • Connects artists to their frequent collaborators, giving readers the benefit of an expansive introduction that leads logically into an advanced discussion of each star • Documents how pioneering individuals such as Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood expand their professional activities, thereby setting the precedent for what is now commonplace: the performer as writer, director, producer, and brand • Covers a broad range of individuals, including Ezra Pound, Charlie Chaplin, Mario Puzo, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Fran Drescher, and even President Theodore Roosevelt
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Monster Anthropology

McNally, D. (2011), Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism, Leiden, Te Netherlands: Brill ... Miller, C. and A. Bowdoin Van Riper (2013), Undead in the West II: Tey Just Keep Coming, Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

Author: Yasmine Musharbash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000185539

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Monsters are culturally meaningful across the world. Starting from this key premise, this book tackles monsters in the context of social change. Writing in a time of violent upheaval, when technological innovation brings forth new monsters while others perish as part of the widespread extinctions that signify the Anthropocene, contributors argue that putting monsters at the center of social analysis opens up new perspectives on change and social transformation. Through a series of ethnographically grounded analyses they capture monsters that herald, drive, experience, enjoy, and suffer the transformations of the worlds they beleaguer. Topics examined include the evil skulking new roads in Ancient Greece, terror in post-socialist Laos’s territorial cults, a horrific flying head that augurs catastrophe in the rain forest of Borneo, benign spirits that accompany people through the mist in Iceland, flesh-eating giants marching through neo-colonial central Australia, and ghosts lingering in Pacific villages in the aftermath of environmental disasters. By taking the proposition that monsters and the humans they haunt are intricately and intimately entangled seriously, this book offers unique, cross-cultural perspectives on how people perceive the world and their place within it. It also shows how these experiences of belonging are mediated by our relationships with the other-than-human.
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The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

2312. _____.Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. 352 pp. hb. 2313. Muir, John Kenneth. Horror Movies FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Slashers, Vampires, Zombies, Aliens and More.

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Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

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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.
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