Reading Rocky Horror

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is undeniably the world’s most famous “cult film,” yet it has received very little scrutiny or consideration from scholars.. Reading Rocky Horror is the first edited collection devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and makes up for academia’s neglect of this cult classic by assembling a variety of accessible contributions that examine the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, ...

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Overview

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is undeniably the world’s most famous “cult film,” yet it has received very little scrutiny or consideration from scholars.. Reading Rocky Horror is the first edited collection devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and makes up for academia’s neglect of this cult classic by assembling a variety of accessible contributions that examine the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, genre studies, and film studies.

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"Reading Rocky Horror is as lively and imaginative as the legendary cult show and movie itself. The diversity of expertise collected by Jeffrey Weinstock demonstrates just how widespread the Rocky Horror Show phenomenon has become, and how big its impact has been. The focus on Rocky Horror’s mixing of genres, its wildly active audience reactions, and its sexual politics puts this collection at the centre of studying popular culture today. Reading Rocky Horror will please scholars and veterans of the cult alike, and is highly recommended to anyone interested in contemporary culture."—Ernest Mathijs, University of British Columbia

“Enlightened, witty, and perfectly attuned to all the requisite layerings and madnesses of its subject, this ‘strange journey’ is a must-read for any loyal fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or for anyone fascinated by cult film, the self-referentiality of our media culture, and screen innovations in comedy. Weinstock is an adept and cagey master of ceremonies, who brings this show into the light of analysis, with the help of his many eager collaborators, in countless valuable ways.”—Murray Pomerance, author of The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230612327
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock is Associate Professor of English Literature and Languages at Central Michigan University. He is the author of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women and the editor of five other volumes, including Approaches to Teaching Edgar Allan Poe’s Prose and Poetry and Taking South Park Seriously.

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Table of Contents

It's Just a Jump to the Left: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture—Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
• ROCKY HORROR AND GENRE
• "Drinking those moments when": The Use (and Abuse) of Late Night Double Feature Science Fiction and Hollywood Icons in The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Sue Matheson
• Rocky Horror Glam Rock—Julian Cornell
• Reflections on the Self-Reflexive Musical: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Classic Hollywood Musical—Sarah Artt * ROCKY HORROR AND CINEMA SPECTATORSHIP
• Heavy, Dark, and Pendulous: Un-Suturing Rocky Horror—Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock * Mocking the Mirror: Film Spectatorship as Hyperreal Simulation—Heather C. Levy and Matthew A. Levy
• Wild and Untamed Thing: The Exotic, Erotic, and Neurotic Rocky Horror Performance Cult—Michael M. Chemers * "What We Are Watching" Does Not Present "Us with a Struggle": Rocky Horror, Queer Viewers, and the Alternative Cinematic Spectacle—Nicole Seymour * "Don't Dream It, Be It": Cultural Performance and Communitas at The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Liz Locke * The Cult and Its Virgin Sacrifice: Rites of Defloration in and at The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Kristina Watkins-Morming
• ROCKY HORROR AND SEXUALITY
• In Search of the Authentic Queer Epiphany: Normativity and Representations of the Queer Disabled Body in Rocky Horror—Ben Hixon
• The Queer Pedagogy of Dr. Frank-N-Furter—Zachary Lamm
• "Be Just and Fear Not": Warring Visions of Righteous Decadence and Pragmatic Justice in Rocky Horror—Thomas G. Endres
• "Your Lifestyle's Too Extreme": Rocky Horror, Shock Treatment, and Late Capitalism—Kevin John Bozelka

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    $90.00?

    Tooo much money

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Grr

    Rocky lise peter!! Lolz

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