American Zombie Gothic Pdf

American Zombie Gothic

Number of page: 247
Author: Kyle William Bishop
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786455546
Category: Performing Arts

Zombie stories are peculiarly American, as the creature was born in the New World and functions as a reminder of the atrocities of colonialism and slavery. The voodoo-based zombie films of the 1930s and ’40s reveal deep-seated racist attitudes and imperialist paranoia, but the contagious, cannibalistic zombie horde invasion narrative established by George A. Romero has even greater singularity .n
This book provides a cultural and critical analysis of the cinematic zombie tradition, starting with its origins in Haitian folklore and tracking the development of the subgenre into the twenty-first century. Closely examining such influential works as Victor Halperin’s White Zombie, Jacques Tourneur’s I Walked with a Zombie, Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2, Dan O’Bannon’s The Return of the Living Dead, Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, and, of course, Romero’s entire

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About The Author

Kyle William Bishop is an assistant professor at Southern Utah University, where he teaches American literature and culture, film studies, fantasy literature, and English composition. He has presented and published a variety of papers on popular culture and cinematic adaptation.

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    Good!! Great book made me jump at the end ahhhhh 🙁
  • booklove2booklove2
    LibraryThing Review A zombie film primer & appreciation I was never really a zombie movie fan. ’28 Days Later’ was a favorite, but for non-zombie reasons. I loved that at times, it had such beauty that I hadn’t seen in
  • KellswitchKellswitch
    LibraryThing Review An interesting look at zombies in movies, their history, what influenced them and how they in turn influenced modern culture and have evolved over time. I found I preferred the first chapter that
    LibraryThing Review Very interesting and informative. I must admit, I didn’t read it cover to cover. It is so like a text book, that I found myself looking for references to certain movies, time frames, etc. My daughter
  • cmwilson101cmwilson101
    LibraryThing Review American Zombie Gothic by Kyle Bishop is an awesome resource on zombies, especially for someone who loves zombie movies and books. I have always been somewhat embarrassed to admit that I love zombies
  • VioletenVioleten
    LibraryThing Review I found this book slightly painful to read. It was an interesting subject, and he of course knew what he was doing but he seemed to be trying too hard, this book was repetitive and stretched. I understand it was a thesis but I don’t know if it was even a very good one.
  • SlySionnachSlySionnach
    LibraryThing Review The first thing I learned from this book: the zombie movies I definitely have to watch. The second thing: I go into movie watching all sorts of wrong. American Zombie Gothic is not an easy read. It’s
  • sszkutaksszkutak
    LibraryThing Review After finishing . I still hold by this review 🙂 So far I think that this is a great piece of writing. Both entertaining and analytical Bishop chronicles the history of the Zombie genre. As a
  • bookymousebookymouse
    LibraryThing Review I am a zombie fan, and this book was boring. I did end up adding several titles to my To Read list and to my Movies to Watch list, however, I am happy that it is over. The premise of Bishop’s theories
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