American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is but a Nightmare

American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is but a Nightmare

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812699722
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 516,051
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Richard Greene is Professor Philosophy at Weber State University. He is the co-editor of The Princess Bride and Philosophy: Inconceivable! and also of Orphan Black and Philosophy: Grand Theft DNA.

Rachel Robison-Greene is the co-editor of Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy: Last Exit from Litchfield and Girls and Philosophy: This Book Isn't a Metaphor for Anything.

Table of Contents

Thanks ix

The Devil Made Us Write This xi

I Goddesses don't speak in whispers. They scream 1

1 What's So Scary about Demonic Possession? Rachel Robison-Greene 3

2 A Death Worth Living Elizabeth Rard 13

3 My Sister, My Self? Richard Greene 23

4 How to Live through a Horror Story and Find Your Self Jacob Browne Christophe Porot 33

5 Other People's Body Parts Charlene Elsby Rob Luzecky 45

II When bad things keep happening to good people, you start to question what is right and what is wrong 55

6 Horror Can Be Great Drama S. Evan Kreider 57

7 And the Most Despicable Jessica Lange Character Is … Rachel Robison-Greene 71

8 Night of the Living Disabled Matthew William Brake 81

9 Voodoo Hoodoo Cari Callis 91

10 Too Freaking Bad Rod Carveth 107

III I have long stopped asking why the mad do mad things 119

11 999 Fingers Christopher Ketcham 121

12 A Month from Now, I'll Be a Balding, Toothless Skeleton Seth M. Walker 131

13 Burn the Witch! Cherise Huntingford 145

IV I am tough, but I'm no cookie 159

14 The Absurdity at the Heart of Horror Gerald Browning 161

15 Red Harvest in Roanoke Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns Emiliano Aguilar 169

16 Please Don't Kill Me! (But if You Do, Could You Make a Video?) Cherise Huntingford 181

American Haunting Story 197

Bibliography 209

The Coven 213

Index 219

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