Gender and Contemporary Horror in Comics, Games and Transmedia

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Comics, Games and Transmedia

Author: Robert Shail

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787691070

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Despite the constant changes in contemporary popular media, the horror genre retains its attraction for audiences of all backgrounds. This edited collection explores modern representations of gender in horror and how this factors into the genre's appeal.

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film

Author: Samantha Holland

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787698970

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This edited collection focuses on gender and contemporary horror in film, examining how and if representations of gender in horror have changed.

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Television

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Television

Author: Steven Gerrard

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787691032

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Horror has found a resurgence on television in the post-millennial years. This book will investigate the changing and challenging roles that gender has undergone in TV horror, examining a range of shows, including Hannibal, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Supernatural, The Exorcist, iZombie, and Bates Motel.

Immersion, Narrative, and Gender Crisis in Survival Horror Video Games

Immersion, Narrative, and Gender Crisis in Survival Horror Video Games

Author: Andrei Nae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000440652

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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This book investigates the narrativity of some of the most popular survival horror video games and the gender politics implicit in their storyworlds. In a thorough analysis of the genre that draws upon detailed comparisons with the mainstream action genre, Andrei Nae places his analysis firmly within a political and social context. In comparing survival horror games to the dominant game design norms of the action genre, the author differentiates between classical and postclassical survival horror games to show how the former reject the norms of the action genre and deliver a critique of the conservative gender politics of action games, while the latter are more heterogeneous in terms of their game design and, implicitly, gender politics. This book will appeal not only to scholars working in game studies, but also to scholars of horror, gender studies, popular culture, visual arts, genre studies and narratology.

Gender and Parenting in the Worlds of Alien and Blade Runner

Gender and Parenting in the Worlds of Alien and Blade Runner

Author: Amanda DiGioia

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839829406

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Gender and Parenting in the Worlds of Alien and Blade Runner is a comparative, gendered analysis study of Ridley Scott’s contributions to the genre of science fiction and horror cinema, showcasing how patriarchal and gendered expectations regarding women, usually associated with the past, still run rampant.

Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives

Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives

Author: Natalie Le Clue

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781801175647

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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For every hero, there is a villain, and for every villain there is a story. But how much do we really know about the villain? Filling a gap in the field of gender representation and character evolution, the chapters in this edited collection focus on female villains in the fairy tale narratives of 21st Century media.

Navigating Tattooed Women’s Bodies

Navigating Tattooed Women’s Bodies

Author: Charlotte Dann

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839098307

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 159

This book explores how we understand tattooed women’s bodies in the UK – through the lens of gender and class. Unpacking themes which focus on how femininity is embodied, and how unwritten rules are broken or followed, Charlotte Dann demonstrates how meaning is key to our understanding of female body art.

Fandom, the Next Generation

Fandom, the Next Generation

Author: Bridget Kies

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609388331

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 101

This collection is the first to offer a close study of fan generations, which are defined not only by fans’ ages, but by their entry point into a canon or their personal politics. The contributors further the conversation about how generational fandom is influenced by and, in turn, influences technologies, industry practices, and social and political changes. As reboot culture continues, as franchises continue expanding over time, and as new technologies enable easier access to older media, Fandom, the Next Generation offers a necessary investigation into transgenerational fandoms and intergenerational fan relationships. Contributors: Maria Alberto, University of Utah Mélanie Bourdaa, University of Bordeaux Montaigne Meredith Dabek, Maynooth University Simone Driessen, Erasmus University Rotterdam Yektanurşin Duyan, Mardin Artuklu University Dan Golding, Swinburne University of Technology Bethan Jones, Aberdale, Wales (UK) Siobhan Lyons, Sydney, New South Wales (Australia) L. N. Rosales, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Andrew Scahill, University of Colorado, Denver Janelle Vermaak, Nelson Mandela University Cynthia W. Walker, St. Peter’s University Dawn Walls-Thumma, independent scholar Neta Yodovich, University of Haifa