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The Resource Subversive spirits : the female ghost in British and American popular culture, Robin Roberts

Subversive spirits : the female ghost in British and American popular culture, Robin Roberts

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Subversive spirits : the female ghost in British and American popular culture
Title
Subversive spirits
Title remainder
the female ghost in British and American popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Robin Roberts
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Language
eng
Summary
" The supernatural has become extraordinarily popular in literature, television, and film. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, witches, and wizard have become staples of entertainment industries, and many of these figures have received extensive critical attention. But one figure has remained in the shadows--the female ghost. Inherently liminal, often literally invisible, the female ghost has nevertheless appeared in all genres. Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture brings this figure into the light, exploring her cultural significance in a variety of media from 1926 to 2014. Robin Roberts argues that the female ghost is well worth studying for what she can tell us about feminine subjectivity in cultural contexts. Subversive Spirits examines appearances of the female ghost in heritage sites, theater, Hollywood film, literature, and television in the United States and the United Kingdom. What holds these disparate female ghosts together is their uncanny ability to disrupt, illuminate, and challenge gendered assumptions. As with other supernatural figures, the female ghost changes over time, especially responding to changes in gender roles. Roberts's analysis begins with comedic female ghosts in literature and film and moves into horror by examining the successful play The Woman in Black and the legend of the weeping woman, La Llorona. Roberts then situates the canonical works of Maxine Hong Kingston and Toni Morrison in the tradition of the female ghost to explore how the ghost is used to portray the struggle and pain of women of color. Roberts further analyzes heritage sites that use the female ghost as the friendly and inviting narrator for tourists. The book concludes with a comparison of the British and American versions of the television hit Being Human, where the female ghost expands her influence to become a mother and savior to all humanity."--
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1957-
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Roberts, Robin
Dewey number
700/.4522
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX650.G48
LC item number
R63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ghosts in art
  • Women in art
  • Arts
  • Arts
  • Ghosts in popular culture
  • Women in popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
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Subversive spirits : the female ghost in British and American popular culture, Robin Roberts
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDA5328397
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 173 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496815606
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
Label
Subversive spirits : the female ghost in British and American popular culture, Robin Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDA5328397
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 173 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496815606
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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