Bringing Light to Twilight: Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon

Bringing Light to Twilight: Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon

by G. Anatol (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230110687
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Giselle Liza Anatol is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas and the editor of Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays and Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays. She teaches courses on children’s literature, Caribbean literature, African-American literature, and multicultural U.S. literature and has blogged about her research on "The Gothic Imagination."

Table of Contents

Introduction; G.L.Anatol PART I: LITERARY CONTEXTS, PAST AND PRESENT The Wolf in the Woods: Representations of 'Little Red Riding Hood' in Twilight ; M.Kramar Textual Vampirism in the Twilight Saga: Drawing Feminist Life from Jane Eyre and Teen Fantasy Fiction; K.Deffenbacher & M.Zagoria-Moffet Serial Experiments in Popular Culture: The Resignification of Gothic Symbology in Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and the Twilight Series; C.Veldman-Genz Twilight , Translated; K.Allen Gleed Variations, Subversions and Endless Love: Fan Fiction and the Twilight Saga; M.Lindgren Leavenworth True Blood Waits: The Romance of Law and Literature; M.Wallis PART II: GENDER AND SEXUALITY Wake Up, Bella! A Personal Essay on Twilight, Mormonism, Feminism, and Happiness; T.Dietz 'When you kiss me, I want to die': Arrested Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Twilight Series; R.Nicol 'One is not born a vampire, but becomes one': Motherhood, Masochism, and Male Mothering in Twilight ; M.Whitton Of Monsters and Men: Toxic Masculinity and the 21st-Century Vampire in the Twilight Saga; T.Bealer The Other Edward: Twilight's Queer Construction of the Vampire as Idealized Teenage Boyfriend; J.Somers & A.L.Hume PART III: CLASS, RACE, AND GREEN SPACE 'Embraced' by Consumption: Twilight and the Modern Construction of Gender; M.Goebel Fashion Sucks…Blood? Clothes and Covens in Twilight and Hollywood Culture; A.Chau Trailing in Jonathan Harker's Shadow: Bella as Modern-Day Ethnographer in Meyer's Twilight Novels; J.Ok Kim & G.L.Anatol The Great American Love Affair: Indians in the Twilight Saga; B.Burke Green is the New Black: Ecophobia and the Gothic Landscape in the Twilight Series; T.K.Parmiter

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