Undead in the West II : they just keep coming

Format: Print Book 2013
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.W4 U5315 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PN1995.9.W4 U5315 2013
 
 
Summary
The undead are back In Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper assembled a collection of essays that explored the unique intersection of two seemingly distinct genres in cinema: the western and the horror film. In this new volume, Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming, Miller and Van Riper expand their examination of undead Westerns to include not only film, but literature, sequential art, gaming, and fan culture (fan fiction, blogging, fan editing, and zombie walks). These essays run the gamut from comics and graphic novels such as American Vampire, Preacher, and Priest, and games like Darkwatch and Red Dead Redemption, to novels and short stories by celebrated writers including Robert E. Howard, Joe R. Lansdale, and Stephen King. Featuring a foreword by renowned science fiction author William F. Nolan (Logan's Run) and an afterword by acclaimed game designer Paul O'Connor (Darkwatch), this collection will appeal to scholars of literature, gaming, and popular culture, as well as to fans of this unique hybrid.
Contents
Vaqueros and vampires in the pulps : Robert E. Howard and the dawn of the undead West / Jeffrey Shanks and Mark Finn
Weird Western comic books of the 1950s / Paul Green
Filling up the West with dead folks : Joe R. Lansdale / Cynthia J. Miller
On death's horizon : wandering spirits and otherworldly landscapes in Western art and cinema / Courtney Fellion
Genre exchange on the supernatural frontier in Stephen King's The gunslinger : the gunfighter archetype meets the ravenous other / Adam S. Kozaczka
Vampires and vermin : the ambivalence of historical and generic revision of the West(ern) in Darkwatch / Christina V. Cedillo
Finding a noble purpose in the postapocalyptic zombie West : identity development in Jonathan Maberry's Rot and ruin / Julia Saric
Allegorical confrontation meets gaming system : rhetoric and trauma within Red dead redemption/Undead nightmare / M. Melissa Elston
Go west, young fang! Skinner Sweet as outlaw and American vampire / Andrew John Sneddon and Aspasia Stephanou
A baptism of blood : Priest and the regeneration of violence on Min-Woo Hyung's frontier / William Grady
Ghosts of Texas : the duke, the vampire, and the saint of killers in Preacher / Jim Casey and Marc Petersen
"And Hell followed with him" : Gothic economics in Clint Eastwood's Pale rider (1985) / John Edgar Browning
Scratching open old wounds : the supernatural Brujo and the undead body in The missing and The three burials of Melquiades Estrada / Jericho Williams
Days gone bye : Robert Kirkman's reenvisioned Western The walking dead / Jeffrey A. Sartain
Genre mashing in the role-playing game Deadlands : The weird west, the horror steampunk Western / Rachel Mizsei Ward
Unsettled : ghosts, zombies, and Indians in the American West / C. Richard King
Undead and online : fan communities and the undead Western / Matthias Stork and A. Bowdoin Van Riper.

Additional Information
Subjects Western films -- United States.
Horror films -- United States.
American literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism.
Western television programs -- United States.
Horror television programs -- United States.
Television programs -- Social aspects -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
Publisher Lanham :The Scarecrow Press, Inc.,2013
Other Titles Undead in the West two
Undead in the West 2
Contributors Miller, Cynthia J., 1958- editor.
Van Riper, A. Bowdoin, editor.
Language English
Notes Foreword by William F. Nolan; afterword by Paul O'Connor.
Description xxviii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780810892644 (hardcover)
0810892642 (hardcover)
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