Download or read book Undead TV PDF or another Format written by Lisa Parks and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2007-10-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the final episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired in 2003, fans mourned the death of the hit television series. Yet the show has lived on through syndication, global distribution, DVD release, and merchandising, as well as in the memories of its devoted viewers. Buffy stands out from much entertainment television by offering sharp, provocative commentaries on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and youth. Yet it has also been central to changing trends in television production and reception. As a flagship show for two U.S. “netlets”—the WB and UPN—Buffy helped usher in the “post-network” era, and as the inspiration for an active fan base, it helped drive the proliferation of Web-based fan engagement. In Undead TV, media studies scholars tackle the Buffy phenomenon and its many afterlives in popular culture, the television industry, the Internet, and academic criticism. Contributors engage with critical issues such as stardom, gender identity, spectatorship, fandom, and intertextuality. Collectively, they reveal how a vampire television series set in a sunny California suburb managed to provide some of the most biting social commentaries on the air while exposing the darker side of American life. By offering detailed engagements with Sarah Michelle Gellar’s celebrity image, science-fiction fanzines, international and “youth” audiences, Buffy tie-in books, and Angel’s body, Undead TV shows how this prime-time drama became a prominent marker of industrial, social, and cultural change. Contributors. Ian Calcutt, Cynthia Fuchs, Amelie Hastie, Annette Hill, Mary Celeste Kearney, Elana Levine, Allison McCracken, Jason Middleton, Susan Murray, Lisa Parks
Download or read book Undead PDF or another Format written by Clay Morgan and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New Testament records seven separate incidents of dead people returning to life through the power of God. In the midst of the current cultural fascination with undead creatures, many believers in the church are more familiar with zombies in entertainment than with the amazing stories of new life recorded in the Bible. Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn retells these stories in a unique style that will reach a new generation of readers and challenge them to come back from the spiritual dead. Few believers realize that many people - including six specific individuals - are raised from the dead between the Gospels and book of Acts. Undead applies those stories to revitalize the faith of believers while leading seekers to discover the spiritual resuscitation that only comes from God through His Son. By examining each story of resuscitation, readers discover gospel truths that they can apply to their own lies in ways that will elevate hope and challenge faith. Relating to the characters in these accounts helps bring to light areas in our lives that may need revitalization and challenge us to decide whether we will allow God to transform us. Click here to download the FREE Study Guide.
Download or read book Undead Christmas PDF or another Format written by Markie Madden and published by Metamorph Publishing. This book was released on 2017-12-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lacey and Marcell, along with the others of the Undead Unit, celebrate Christmas together. But, the holidays don't mean crime suddenly grinds to a halt. The team is called to investigate a series of home burglaries where the suspect, a Shifter, dresses like Santa in an attempt to cover his identity. Can Lacey and the team find him, before he ruins Christmas for the children of Dallas?
Download or read book Undead and Unwary PDF or another Format written by MaryJanice Davidson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do you out-devil the devil? For Vampire queen Betsy Taylor, the answer is relative—literally—as MaryJanice Davidson’s “sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Booklist) New York Times bestselling series continues…
Download or read book Undead Apocalyse PDF or another Format written by Stacey Abbott and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the intersection of the vampire and zombie with 21st Century dystopian and post-apocalyptic cinemaTwenty-first century film and television is overwhelmed with images of the undead. Vampires and zombies have often been seen as oppositional: one alluring, the other repellant; one seductive, the other infectious. With case studies of films like I Am Legend and 28 Days Later, as well as TV programmes like Angel and The Walking Dead, this book challenges these popular assumptions and reveals the increasing interconnection of undead genres. Exploring how the figure of the vampire has been infused with the language of science, disease and apocalypse, while the zombie text has increasingly been influenced by the trope of the areluctant vampire, Stacey Abbott shows how both archetypes are actually two sides of the same undead coin. When considered together they present a dystopian, sometimes apocalyptic, vision of twenty-first century existence.Key featuresRather than seeing them as separate or oppositional, this book explores the intersection and dialogue between the vampire and zombie across film and televisionMuch contemporary scholarship on the vampire focuses on Dark Romance, while this book explores the more horror-based end of the genreOffers a detailed discussion of the development of zombie televisionProvides a detailed examination of Richard Mathesons I Am Legend, including the novel, the script, the adaptations and the BBFCs response to Mathesons script
Download or read book Undead and Unwelcome PDF or another Format written by MaryJanice Davidson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-06-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Suburban housewife and vampire queen Betsy Taylor makes an alarming discovery: her half-sister is truly the Devil's daughter, and she can't wait to raise hell.
Download or read book Undead And Unpopular PDF or another Format written by MaryJanice Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Betsy Taylor, Vampire Queen, already has plenty on her plate. For one thing, next week is her birthday-the big 3-1 in human years, and one in undead years. (Yes, she bit the dust on her birthday last year.) On top of that, she still has wedding plans to finalize-and it's not helping that the prospective groom is avoiding anything to do with it. And then there's her decision to stop drinking blood-something she has yet to share with Eric Sinclair, her fianc-who also happens to be the vampire king... So the last thing she wants to deal with is uninvited guests, even if they happen to be the powerful European vampires who have finally come to pay their respects the week before her birthday. Some of them don't want Betsy as their Queen, and will do anything to get rid of her. As if turning thirty last year (not to mention dying) hadn't been traumatic enough. And trying to give up blood is making her really cranky...
Download or read book The Anthropocene and the Undead PDF or another Format written by Kyle William Bishop and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the interconnectedness of the cultural zeitgeists around the anthropocene and the undead showing how the latter reveals increasing cultural anxieties over who and what constitutes humanity in the twenty-first century and whether it has a place in any possible post-Anthropocene futures.
Download or read book Decolonizing the Undead PDF or another Format written by Stephen Shapiro and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-08-25 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looking beyond Euro-Anglo-US centric zombie narratives, Decolonizing the Undead reconsiders representations and allegories constructed around this figure of the undead, probing its cultural and historical weight across different nations and its significance to postcolonial, decolonial, and neoliberal discourses. Taking stock of zombies as they appear in literature, film, and television from the Caribbean, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, India, Japan, and Iraq, this book explores how the undead reflect a plethora of experiences previously obscured by western preoccupations and anxieties. These include embodiment and dismemberment in Haitian revolutionary contexts; resistance and subversion to social realities in the Caribbean and Latin America; symbiosis of cultural, historical traditions with Western popular culture; the undead as feminist figures; as an allegory for migrant workers; as a critique to reconfigure socio-ecological relations between humans and nature; and as a means of voicing the plurality of stories from destroyed cities and war-zones. Interspersed with contextual explorations of the zombie narrative in American culture (such as zombie walks and the television series The Santa Clarita Diet) contributors examine such writers as Lowell R. Torres, Diego Velázquez Betancourt, Hemendra Kumar Roy, and Manabendra Pal; works like China Mieville's Covehithe, Reza Negarestani's Cycolonopedia, Julio Ortega's novel Adiós, Ayacucho, Ahmed Saadawi's Frankenstein in Baghdad; and films by Alejandro Brugués, Michael James Rowland, Steve McQueen, and many others. Far from just another zombie project, this is a vital study that teases out the important conversations among numerous cultures and nations embodied in this universally recognized figure of the undead.
Download or read book Undead Chaos PDF or another Format written by Joshua Roots and published by Carina Press. This book was released on 2013-10-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The job was simple: decapitate the zombie, get paid, get out. Warlock Marcus Shifter followed the plan perfectly. The corpse, however, did not. Now there's a body on the loose, accusations of illegal necromancy are flying, and the answers are waiting in the perilous alleys between the mortal and paranormal worlds. They're no place for someone who mostly gave up magic after a childhood accident. And given his tendency to shoot off his mouth and his Glock, Marcus is having a hell of a time digging up more than just bodies. When an apocalypse-minded megalomaniac threatens Marcus's family, things get personal. Marcus will have to embrace the magic he's been avoiding for years—and even that might not be enough to save the world from a hellish demise. 86,000 words
Download or read book Basement of the Undead PDF or another Format written by Jason Strange and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2011-07 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Lew, Gary, and Lugnut are trapped in their middle school basement, they discover that at night it becomes the domain of zombie teachers and students--will they survive or be forced to join the undead?
Download or read book Shakespeare Undead PDF or another Format written by Lori Handeland and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2010-06-08 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Something wicked this way comes . . . and it keeps coming and coming and coming. . . . William Shakespeare was one of history's greatest writers, a master of words with a body of work that is truly impressive . . . some may say a little too impressive for a single man to accomplish in one lifetime. Perhaps, as many have speculated, he had assistance. Or perhaps the explanation is more . . . unusual. Who was William Shakespeare? Who was the Dark Lady of the Sonnets? Why are the undead stalking the alleyways of London? And can they be stopped? Something is definitely rotten in the state of Denmark. So brace yourself for a wild ride through twisted streets and shadowed graveyards of Elizabethan London, where you'll discover how the Bard got his Bite.
Download or read book Vampires and the Undead PDF or another Format written by Anita Ganeri and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2010-08-10 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vampires have haunted our literature and mythology long before Twilight. This book explains the history of vampires, zombies, and other frightening undead creatures from around the world. Young readers will be fascinated by the fact-filled text and thrilled by the exciting illustrations.
Download or read book The Undead and Water Beasts #1 PDF or another Format written by John Gatehouse and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-08-14 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now it’s the monsters’ turn to be scared! Monster Hunters Unlimited is a new series of tongue-in-cheek handbooks that instruct readers on the not-so-deadly art of monster hunting. Complete with comical, full-color art and irreverent narratives based around actual myths, folklore, and legends, Monster Hunters Unlimited: The Undead & Water Beasts is a must have book for anyone plagued by Ankou, the King of the Dead, or Mamlambo, the brain sucker.
Download or read book Undead And Unwed PDF or another Format written by MaryJanice Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's been a hell of a week for Betsy Taylor. First she loses her job. Then she's killed in a freak accident only to wake up in a morgue to discover she's a vampire. On the plus side, being undead sure beats the alternative. She now has superhuman strength and an unnatural effect on the opposite sex. But what Betsy can't handle is her new liquid diet... And whilst her mother and best-friend are just relieved to find out that being dead doesn't mean Betsy's can't visit, her new 'night-time' friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen. The scrumptious Sinclair and his cohorts want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries. (A Bella Lugosi wannabe who's seen one to many B-movies.) Frankly Betsy couldn't care less about vamp politics. But Sinclair and his followers have a powerful weapon in their arsenal - unlimited access to Manolo Blahnik's Spring collection. Well, just because a girl's dead - er undead - doesn't mean she can't have great shoes...
Download or read book Days with the Undead: Book One PDF or another Format written by Julianne Snow and published by Sirens Call Publications. This book was released on 2012-02-28 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s a journal of survival. Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist. Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don’t a swift kick in the ass. Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Undead PDF or another Format written by Bob Curran and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2009-01-21 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WHAT LURKS OUT THERE IN THE FOG? WHAT WAS THAT EERIE SOUND IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT? WHAT FLITTED BY AT THE END OF THE STREET, JUST BEYOND THE FARTHEST LAMP? ....From earliest times, tales of the restless dead and their fellow travellers have terrified mankind. Whether around a remote campfire or in the middle of a bustling city, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that have tormented men since the prehistoric darkness haven't gone away; they still have the power to strike fear in our hearts. Encyclopedia of the Undead traces those shadowy shapes that lurk just outside the range of human vision and inhabit our most potent and frightening tales - vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and monsters, every one of them the stuff of nightmares. Drawing on a wide range of belief and literature, it traces these horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impact upon the human mind. You'll find detailed descriptions of terrors from all over the world - from the mist shrouded mountains of Eastern Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands; from the dark, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined dead beneath the remote New England hills to the dark magic that lurks beneath the thriving, colourful surface of a city such as New Orleans. Encyclopedia of the Undead also details some of the things that gnaw at the edges of men's minds - Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the dark legends that have influenced writers such as H.P. Lovecraft. This is a book for all those who are interested in the darker side of the human mind, one that examines the beliefs and imaginings that form the basis of our worst fears. Within its pages, history and terror mix to create the things that lurk in the darkest corners of our perceptions.