On Monsters

On Monsters Author Stephen T. Asma
ISBN-10 9780199798094
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 368
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Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.



The Monster Book

The Monster Book Author Nick Redfern
ISBN-10 9781578596287
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 432
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Monsters have been spotted everywhere, not just hiding under a child’s bed, lurking in the closet, or springing forth from folkloric tales. Exploring the history, mythology, pop culture, and the world of the supernatural, The Monster Book: Creatures, Beasts, and Fiends of Nature is a comprehensive resource of the monster menagerie from around the world. Examining the lore and legends, as well as the first-person accounts of bizarre freaks of nature and spine-tingling paranormal entities, it details each beast with thorough research, while recounting the facts in an engaging narrative. This fascinating look at monsters investigates nearly 200 beings, beasts, freaks, and fiends, ranging from the renowned and celebrated to the little-known and inglorious, including Werewolves, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, the chupacabra, Mothman, the Abominable Snowman, the Mongolian Death Worm, Living Pterosaurs, Alien Big Cats, Lizard Man, Lake Worth Monster, the Monstrous Monitor, South American Sasquatch, the Jersey Devil, Sea Serpents, Phantom Black Dogs, and much, much more.



The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous Author Asa Simon Mittman
ISBN-10 1409407543
Release 2012
Pages 558
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The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics and cultural and media studies. The companion offers scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.



Monsters in the Closet

Monsters in the Closet Author Harry M. Benshoff
ISBN-10 0719044731
Release 1997-11-15
Pages 328
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Monster in the Closet is a history of the horrors film that explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural history of homosexuality in America. Drawing on a wide variety of films and primary source materials including censorship files, critical reviews, promotional materials, fanzines, men's magazines, and popular news weeklies, the book examines the historical figure of the movie monster in relation to various medical, psychological, religious and social models of homosexuality. While recent work within gay and lesbian studies has explored how the genetic tropes of the horror film intersect with popular culture's understanding of queerness, this is the first book to examine how the concept of the monster queer has evolved from era to era. From the gay and lesbian sensibilities encoded into the form and content of the classical Hollywood horror film, to recent films which play upon AIDS-related fears. Monster in the Closet examines how the horror film started and continues, to demonize (or quite literally "monsterize") queer sexuality, and what the pleasures and "costs" of such representations might be both for individual spectators and culture at large.



Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts

Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts Author Alixe Bovey
ISBN-10 0802085121
Release 2002
Pages 64
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Images of monstrosities pervade art and culture in the Middle Ages, and for medieval people they must have been a tantalizing suggestion of unknown worlds and unthinkable dangers.



Monsters

Monsters Author John Michael Greer
ISBN-10 9780738716008
Release 2011-09-08
Pages 312
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Of course that monster hiding under your bed when you were little didn't really exist. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons—they're simply figments of our imagination, right? After all, their existence has never been scientifically proven. But there is one giant problem with such an easy dismissal of these creepy creatures: people keep encountering them. Join occult scholar John Michael Greer for a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible. Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Between these covers you'll find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore, including: —Why true vampires are the least attractive—and most destructive—of all monsters —The five different kinds of ghosts —Magical origins of the werewolf legends —How to survive a chimera encounter (Jersey Devil, chupacabra, Mothman) —The hidden connections between faery lore and UFOs —Where dragons are found today —How to investigate a monster sighting —Natural and ritual magic techniques for dealing with hostile monsters This 10th anniversary edition of the quintessential guide to magical beings features a new preface, new chapters on chimeras and zombies, and updates on werewolves, dragons, and the fae.



Monsters in the Movies

Monsters in the Movies Author John Landis
ISBN-10 9781409383888
Release 2011-12-13
Pages 320
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Be afraid, be very afraid...a century of cinema nightmare with John Landis, in ePub format for iPad From B-movie bogeymen and outer space-oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by horror film maestro John Landis celebrates the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk or rampage across the Silver Screen. Feast your eyes on a petrifying parade of voracious vampires, flesh-eating zombies and slavering werewolves as Landis explores the historical origins of archetypal monsters. Now in an ePub-friendly condensed format, Monsters in The Movies is filled with the author's own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of movie-making along with contributions from some of the world's leading directors including Joe Dante and Guillermo del Toro, actors and special-effects wizards. Illustrated with movie stills and posters from the unrivalled archives of the Kobal Collection, the book will keep you entertained right until the curtain comes down. Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat - Monsters in the Movies is a gripping read.



On Monsters and Marvels

On Monsters and Marvels Author Ambroise Pare
ISBN-10 0226645630
Release 1995-10-01
Pages 224
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Ambroise Paré, born in France around 1510, was chief surgeon to both Charles IX and Henri III. In one of the first attempts to explain birth defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of monstrous human and animal births, bizarre beasts, and natural phenomena. Janice Pallister's acclaimed English translation offers a glimpse of the natural world as seen by an extraordinary Renaissance natural philosopher.



Goddesses and Monsters

Goddesses and Monsters Author Jane Caputi
ISBN-10 0299196240
Release 2004
Pages 468
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The essays in Goddesses and Monsters recognize popular culture as a primary repository of ancient mythic energies, images, narratives, personalities, icons, and archetypes. Together, they take on the patriarchal myth, where serial killers are heroes, where goddesses—in the form of great white sharks, femmes fatales, and aliens—are ritually slaughtered, and where pornography is the core story underlying militarism, environmental devastation, and racism. They also point to an alternative imagination of female power that still can be found behind the cult devotion given to Princess Diana and animating all the goddesses disguised as popular monsters, queen bitches, mammies, vamps, cyborgs, and sex bombs.



Monsters

Monsters Author Ken Dahl
ISBN-10 9780979960949
Release 2009
Pages 200
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Focuses both on the physical symptoms and the traumatic emotional damage of a sexually transmitted disease that rarely affects two people the same way.



Representations of the Post human

Representations of the Post human Author Elaine L. Graham
ISBN-10 0719054427
Release 2002
Pages 259
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This work draws together a wide range of literature on contemporary technologies and their ethical implications. It focuses on advances in medical, reproductive, genetic and information technologies.



Pride and Prodigies

Pride and Prodigies Author Andy Orchard
ISBN-10 0802085830
Release 2003
Pages 352
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In this series of detailed studies, Andy Orchard demonstrates the changing range of Anglo-Saxon attitudes towards the monstrous by reconsidering the monsters of Beowulf against the background of early medieval and patristic teratology and with reference to specific Anglo-Saxon texts.



Monsters Gender and Sexuality in Medieval English Literature

Monsters  Gender and Sexuality in Medieval English Literature Author Dana Oswald
ISBN-10 9781843842323
Release 2010
Pages 227
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A gendered reading of monster and the monstrous body in medieval literature.



Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siecle to the Millennium

Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siecle to the Millennium Author Sharla Hutchison
ISBN-10 9780786495061
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 260
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Zombies, vampires and ghosts feature prominently in nearly all forms of entertainment in the 21st century, including popular fiction, film, comics, television and computer games. But these creatures have been vital to the entertainment industry since the best-seller books of a century and half ago. Monsters don't just invade popular culture, they help sell popular culture. This collection of new essays covers 150 years of enduringly popular Gothic monsters who have shocked and horrified audiences in literature, film and comics. The contributors unearth forgotten monsters and reconsider familiar ones, examining the audience taboos and fears they embody.



Monsters

Monsters Author David D. Gilmore
ISBN-10 9780812203226
Release 2012-05-26
Pages 224
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The human mind needs monsters. In every culture and in every epoch in human history, from ancient Egypt to modern Hollywood, imaginary beings have haunted dreams and fantasies, provoking in young and old shivers of delight, thrills of terror, and endless fascination. All known folklores brim with visions of looming and ferocious monsters, often in the role as adversaries to great heroes. But while heroes have been closely studied by mythologists, monsters have been neglected, even though they are equally important as pan-human symbols and reveal similar insights into ways the mind works. In Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors, anthropologist David D. Gilmore explores what human traits monsters represent and why they are so ubiquitous in people's imaginations and share so many features across different cultures. Using colorful and absorbing evidence from virtually all times and places, Monsters is the first attempt by an anthropologist to delve into the mysterious, frightful abyss of mythical beasts and to interpret their role in the psyche and in society. After many hair-raising descriptions of monstrous beings in art, folktales, fantasy, literature, and community ritual, including such avatars as Dracula and Frankenstein, Hollywood ghouls, and extraterrestrials, Gilmore identifies many common denominators and proposes some novel interpretations. Monsters, according to Gilmore, are always enormous, man-eating, gratuitously violent, aggressive, sexually sadistic, and superhuman in power, combining our worst nightmares and our most urgent fantasies. We both abhor and worship our monsters: they are our gods as well as our demons. Gilmore argues that the immortal monster of the mind is a complex creation embodying virtually all of the inner conflicts that make us human. Far from being something alien, nonhuman, and outside us, our monsters are our deepest selves.



Monsters

Monsters Author Neal Adams
ISBN-10 1887591559
Release 2004-01
Pages 68
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Neal Adams is considered one of the greatest comic book artists of all time. Watch how he brings Dracula, Frankenstein and Werewolf together for the ultimate battle of pitiless monsters.



Monsters of the Market

Monsters of the Market Author David McNally
ISBN-10 9789004201576
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 296
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"Monsters of the Market" investigates modern capitalism through the prism of the body panics it arouses. Examining "Frankenstein," Marx s "Capital" and zombie fables from sub-Saharan Africa, it offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of global capitalism.