The Bogeyman

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822585219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes how the monstrous bogeyman is portrayed in various cultures and in the movies.

No Go the Bogeyman

Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409020754

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 1593


Ogres and giants, bogeymen and bugaboos embody some of our deepest fears, dominating popular fiction, from tales such as 'Jack the Giant Killer' to the cannibal monster Hannibal Lecter, from the Titans of Greek mythology to the dinosaurs of JURASSIC PARK, from Frankenstein TO MEN IN BLACK. Following her brilliant study of fairy tales, FROM THE BEAST TO THE BLONDE, Marina Warner's rich, enthralling new book explores the ever increasing presence of such figures of male terror, and the strategems we invent to allay the monsters we conjure up -from horror stories to lullabies and jokes. Travelling from ogres to cradle songs, from bananas to cannibals, Warner traces the roots of our commonest anxieties, unravelling with vigorous intelligence, creative originality and relish, the myths and fears which define our sensibilites. Illustrated with a wealth of images - from the beautiful and the bizarre to the downright scary -this is a tour de force of scholarship and imagination.

Getting the Message

News, Truth, and Power

Author: John Eldridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134895828

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4460


The work of the Glasgow Media Group has long established their place at the forefront of Media Studies, and Getting the Message provides an ideal introduction to recent work by the Group. Contributors discuss themes such as the relationship between the media and public opinion, the emergence of TV news formats and styles, and the relations between theory and method in media research. Recent work undertaken by the Group on the media's role in reporting on AIDS, Vietnam, Northern Ireland and the Gulf War is also represented. In its fresh approach to the relationship between journalists and their sources and occupation analysis, the collection also illuminates how the earlier work of the group has been extended, and the ways in which its research has developed both individually and collectively. Getting the Message offers an invaluable and far-reaching exploration of the inter-relations between the production of media messages and their reception - an invaluable guide for any study of the development of media theory.

The Monster Book

Author: Christopher Golden,Stephen R. Bissette,Thomas E. Sniegoski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671042599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 5624


An official guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer describes the mythology and influences behind the monsters, ghouls, and characters through interviews with the creators and details of the episodes.

The Way We Write

Interviews with Award-winning Writers

Author: Barbara Baker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826491220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 5916


This book is a unique collection of interviews with award-winning writers. Each writer discusses their process: why they write, whom they write for, where and how often they write, recurring themes, problems and achievements. The interviews are intimate, honest, informative and often humorous. Together they offer a fascinating insight into the experience and hard work behind successful writers. This engaging collection is sure to appeal to anyone who loves reading or has ever wanted to be a writer.

Feeling Like a Kid

Childhood and Children's Literature

Author: Jerry Griswold,Jerome Griswold,Professor of English and Comparative Literature Jerry Griswold

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

View: 7534


In this engaging and reflective essay, Jerry Griswold examines the unique qualities of childhood experience and their reappearance as frequent themes in children’s literature. Surveying dozens of classic and popular works for the young—from Heidi and The Wizard of Oz to Beatrix Potter and Harry Potter—Griswold demonstrates how great children's writers succeed because of their uncanny ability to remember what it feels like to be a kid: playing under tables, shivering in bed on a scary night, arranging miniature worlds with toys, zooming around as caped superheroes, listening to dolls talk. No softheaded discussion of kids’ "cute" convictions nor a developmentally-focused critique of their "immature" beliefs, Feeling Like a Kid boldly and honestly identifies the ways in which the young think and see the world in a manner different from that of adults. Written by a leading scholar, prize-winning author, and frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, this extensively illustrated book will fascinate general readers as well as all those who study childhood and children's literature.