Download Free Millennial Mythmaking PDF by John Perlich Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-03-08 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Spirited Away; the Harry Potter series; and Second Life are analyzed as creative mythology and a representation of contemporary culture and emerging technology.
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Author : Deborah Lynn Porter
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-01-31
ISBN : 1351246046
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Download Free Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film PDF by Deborah Lynn Porter Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-01-31 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film advances a methodological line of inquiry based on a fresh insight into the ways in which cinematic meaning is generated and can be ascertained. Premised on a critical reading strategy informed by a metapsychology of secrets, the book features analyses of internationally acclaimed films—Guillermo del Torro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s The Return, Jee-woon Kim’s A Tale of Two Sisters, and Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others. It demonstrates how a rethinking of the figure of the secret in national film yields a new vantage point for examining heretofore unrecognized connections between collective historical experience, cinematic production and a transnational aesthetic of concealment and hiding.
Author : BÜLENT ȘENAY
Publisher : Editura Universității din București - Bucharest University Press
Release Date : 2021-01-01
ISBN : 6061612591
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Download Free CHRISTIAN ZIONISM. THEOPOLITICS AND BIBLICAL MYTH-MAKING PDF by BÜLENT ȘENAY Full Book and published by Editura Universității din București - Bucharest University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-01 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is meant to serve as a reader material, an instrument designed to help students of Christian Zionism, regardless of their background, age and ultimate interest, find their way in existing literature.
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Download Free Myth in the Modern World PDF by David Whitt Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ubiquitous and enduring, myths are an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th Century Boys; explore ideology in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels and the HBO series Game of Thrones, Showtime’s The L Word, and The Day the Earth Stood Still; and examine Al Qaeda’s use of myth to justify its violent actions. Other essays consider the hero ideal in sport, the wolf myth in Twilight and the comic persona of Hercules in the Travel Channel series Man v. Food. The power of myth, this volume reveals, extends beyond ancient stories of gods and heroes to express the hopes, fears and reality of everyday life.
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