Monstrous Things

Essays on Ghosts, Vampires, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

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About the Book

An indispensable resource for students and researchers of paranormal myth and media, this book explores both popular and obscure pieces about the undead and unholy. Beginning with the author’s personal reflections on frightful manifestations in media, chapters interrogate the roots and representations of well-known supernatural entities, and are divided into three sections that contextualize ghosts, vampires and monsters.
The section dedicated to ghosts explores spectrality in the work of Herman Melville and Toni Morrison. In the vampires section, the author considers the undead bloodsucker’s relationship to antisemitism, suicide, and cinema. The third section includes pieces that explore the otherizations of monsters in films like It Follows, 2017’s IT and It Comes at Night. Considerations of monstrosity in the age of global pandemics, terrorism and “stranger danger” are also addressed at length.

About the Author(s)

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock is professor of English at Central Michigan University and an associate book review editor with the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has published 27 books and more than 90 essays and book chapters on horror, fantasy, science fiction, and American literature and culture.

Bibliographic Details

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8829-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4784-5
Imprint: McFarland