The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

The Vampire Book

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593506

Page: 944

View: 9373

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Author: JanetK. Halfyard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351557025

Page: 304

View: 5408

The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound, and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately covered area of research - the many roles of music in contemporary television. In addressing this significant gap, this book provides an exemplary overview of the functions of music and sound in the interpretation of a television show. This is done through analyses that focus on scoring and source music, the title theme, the music production process, the critically acclaimed musical episode (voted number 13 in Channel Four's One Hundred Greatest Musicals), the symbolic and dramatic use of silence, and the popular reception of the show by its international fan base. In keeping with contemporary trends in the study of popular musics, a variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, specifically employing critique, musical analysis, industry studies, and hermeneutics.
Categories: Music

The Whedonverse Catalog

A Complete Guide to Works in All Media

The Whedonverse Catalog

Author: Don Macnaughtan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476670595

Page: 270

View: 916

"The author describes all of Whedon's work, covering both the original texts of the Whedonverse, along with secondary materials focusing on Whedon's projects, including 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations"--
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Tales of the Slayer

Tales of the Slayer

Author: Y. Navarro,Odom,Nancy Holder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689864361

Page: 323

View: 7130

Short stories inspired by the television program "Buffy the vampire slayer" recount the adventures of Buffy's predecessors, from earliest times through some of the turning points of history, to the twentieth century.
Categories: Fiction

Tales of the Slayer

Tales of the Slayer

Author: Y. Navarro,Odom,Nancy Holder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689864361

Page: 323

View: 9904

Short stories inspired by the television program "Buffy the vampire slayer" recount the adventures of Buffy's predecessors, from earliest times through some of the turning points of history, to the twentieth century.
Categories: Fiction

The Re-Enchantment of the West

Volume 1 Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture and Occulture

The Re-Enchantment of the West

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN: N.A

Page: 276

View: 2017

Western society and culture is often described in sociological and theological texts as increasingly secular. This work challenges this thesis and introduces the reader to the principal theories and debates about the state of religion in the West (secularization, sacralization, Easternization, the development of New Religious Movements etc.) In so doing it demonstrates the significance of popular culture in the construction of eclectic alternative spiritual worldviews in the West. One of the principal theses posited in this book is that there is a broad 'occulture' -- a reservoir of ideas, beliefs, theories, and practices from which new religions, alternative spiritualities, and popular culture all drink.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The New Generation Witches

Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture

The New Generation Witches

Author: Hannah E. Johnston,Peg Aloi

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754657842

Page: 172

View: 2357

The New Generation Witches is the first published anthology to investigate the recent rise of the teenage Witchcraft phenomenon in both Britain and North America. Scholars from Theology, Cultural Studies, Sociology, History and Media Studies, along with Neo-Pagan commentators outside of the academy, come together to investigate the experiences of thousands of adolescents constructing an enabling, magical identity through a distinctive practice of Witchcraft.The contributors discuss key areas of interest, inspiration and development within the teen Witch communities from the mid 1990s onward, including teenage Witches' magical practices and beliefs, gender politics, the formation and identification of communities, forums and modes of expression, media representation and new media outlets. Demonstrating the diversification and expansion of Neo-Paganism in the 21st Century, this anthology makes an exciting contribution to the field of Neo-Pagan Studies and contemporary youth cultures.
Categories: Religion