Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror

Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror

by Philip L. Simpson, Patrick McAleer

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ISBN-13: 9781442244917
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Series: Contemporary American Literature
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
File size: 496 KB

About the Author

Philip L. Simpson serves as the provost of the Titusville campus of Eastern Florida State College. He is the author of Psycho Paths: Tracking the Serial Killer through Contemporary American Film and Fiction (2000) and Making Murder: The Fiction of Thomas Harris (2010).

Patrick McAleer teaches English at Inver Hills Community College in Minnesota and is cochair of the Stephen King Area of the Popular Culture Association’s annual national conference. He is the author of Inside the Dark Tower Series (2009) and The Writing Family of Stephen King (2011).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section I: Contemporary “Classics”
Chapter 1 “‘Ordinary Miracles: Stephen King’s Writing (and Painting) a ‘Way Back to Life’
in Duma Key”
Hayley Mitchell Haugen
Chapter 2 “Narrative Structure in Under the Dome”
Jennifer Miller
Chapter 3 “‘There’s No Place Like Dome’: An Assessment of the Adaptation of Stephen
King’s Under the Dome into a Primetime Drama”
Tamara Watkins
Chapter 4 “Reading Joyland and Dr. Sleep as Complementary Stories”
Clotilde Landais
Section II: Modern Horrors
Chapter 5 “Failure Is Indeed an Option: Pride, Prophecy, and Roland Deschain’s Perpetual
Quest for the Dark Tower”
Patrick McAleer
Chapter 6 “Trisha McFarland and the Tough Tootsie: Coping with Fear in The Girl Who
Loved Tom Gordon”
Matt Holman
Chapter 7 “‘Morality’: Stephen King’s Most Disturbing Story?”
Philip L. Simpson
Chapter 8 “In Search for the Lost Object in a Bad Place: Stephen King’s Contemporary
Gothic”
Alexandra Reuber
Chapter 9 “A Different Breed: Serial Killers in the Works of Stephen King”
Rebecca Frost
Section III: Stephen King and Writing
Chapter 10 “How to Draw a King: Duma Key, a Blues Aesthetic, and the American Artist”
Michael Perry
Chapter 11 “It Lurks Beneath the Fold: Stephen King, Adaptation, and the Pop-up Text of
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon”
Carl H. Sederholm
Chapter 12 “Bachman’s ‘Found’ Novels: The Regulators, Blaze, and Author Identity”
Kimberly Beal
Chapter 13 “King’s Toolbox—for Writing and for Life?”
Mika Elovaara
Chapter 14 “The Blue Diamond”
Steph Post
Bibliography
Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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