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The Supernatural Revamped

From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic

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This book is the logical continuation of a series of collected essays examining the origins and evolution of myths and legends of the supernatural in Western and non-Western tradition and popular culture. The first two volumes of the series, The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) and Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic. (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) focused on the vampire legend. The essays in this collection expand that scope to include a multicultural and multigeneric discussion of a pantheon of supernatural creatures who interact and cross species-specific boundaries with ease. Angels and demons are discussed from the perspective of supernatural allegory, angelic ethics and supernatural heredity and genetics. Fairies, sorcerers, witches and werewolves are viewed from the perspectives of popular nightmare tales, depictions of race and ethnicity, popular public discourse and cinematic imagery. Discussions of the "undead and still dead" include images of death messengers and draugar, zombies and vampires in literature, popular media and Japanese anime.

Author Biography

Barbara Brodman is professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Nova Southeastern University. James E. Doan is professor in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages at Nova Southeastern University.
Release date NZ
September 11th, 2017
Contributors
Edited by Barbara Brodman Edited by James E. Doan
Pages
288
Illustrations
5 Halftones, black and white
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Dimensions
149x230x20
ISBN-13
9781611478662
Product ID
26877733

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