Excavating Stephen King

Excavating Stephen King
Author: James Arthur Anderson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2020-10-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1793628637

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Excavating Stephen King: A Darwinist Hermeneutic Study of the Fiction combines approaches from science and literary theory to examine the canon of Stephen King’s fiction work in a single critical study. James Arthur Anderson has devised the concept of Darwinist Hermeneutics as a critical tool to combine evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, biology, and literary Darwinism with other more conventional critical theory, including structuralism, narratology, semiotics, and linguistic analysis. Using this theory, Anderson examines King’s works in terms of archetypes and mythology, human universals, affective emotions, and the organization of story to create maximum suspense. This method brings new insights into King’s stories and broader implications for storytelling as a whole.

Stephen King s Gothic

Stephen King s Gothic
Author: John Sears
Publsiher: University of Wales Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2011-06-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0708323464

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Stephen King’s Gothic reassesses the writing of this major contemporary Gothic writer through close and detailed readings of key works ranging from his earliest writings (Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining) to recent novels like Duma Key. Informed by and extensively applying concepts deriving from contemporary literary and cultural theory and engaging closely throughout with King’s texts and with his comments in his own critical writings and interviews, the book argues that King’s particular revisions of major Gothic themes, writings, and traditions, can best be understood as being closely related to his recurrent concerns with the act and products of writing itself. These concerns, Sears argues, are detectable across King’s oeuvre and structural to his Gothic vision. Key themes addressed include Gothic traditions and their connections to related genres like science fiction, Gothic representations of time, space, and place, Gothic monstrosity, and the constitution (in King’s versions of it) of Gothic writing itself. Stephen King’s Gothic is the first critical analysis of King’s work to focus fully on his redefinitions and extensions of the Gothic mode, and to deploy the critical tools of contemporary theory, from Derridean analysis to Deleuzian philosophy, to open King’s texts up to new levels of critical scrutiny. Its readings of key works are original and innovative; its focus on canonical King texts enables it also to reread the critical canon of previously available work on King; and it concludes by indicating some directions in which future critical work on King might develop.

Stephen King

Stephen King
Author: Bev Vincent
Publsiher: Epic Ink
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2022-09-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0760376816

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Explore the evolution and influences of Stephen King's body of work over his nearly 50-year career, and discover how the themes of his writing reflect the changing times and events within his life. Timed with Stephen King's 75th birthday on September 21, 2022, Stephen King features archival photos and documents from King's personal collection alongside the stories behind how his novels, novellas, short stories, and adaptations came to be. With critically acclaimed titles that have also been turned into blockbuster sensations like It and Carrie, King's work has stood the test of time across decades. This history of the writer's struggles, triumphs, bestsellers, lesser-known stories, collaborations, and more makes the perfect addition to any Stephen King fan's collection. Celebrate the beloved King of Horror with this informational and entertaining look inside King's most iconic titles and the culture they have created.

Stephen King in the New Millennium

Stephen King in the New Millennium
Author: Despoina N. Feleki
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2018-06-11
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1527512258

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This exciting exploration of Stephen King’s digital writing maneuvers and electronic ventures on online platforms and e-readers unravels the author’s latest writing techniques and justifies his unprecedented success in the new millennium. It investigates the latest additions to the Master of Horror’s “toolbox” by studying King’s media presence and writing oeuvre in the twenty-first century through online projects, such as his videogame Discordia. The book closely traces King’s shifts from print to the digital as he crafts his stories to share with his constant readers. Its examination of King’s re-vitalized Gothic sheds light on his shift towards new realizations that take into consideration the needs and tastes of the contemporary consuming public in a constant dialogue with their contemporary fears and anxieties. While exploring King’s literary generic and technological crossovers, the book stresses the need for an encompassing theory that takes into account literary tradition, norms, and motifs adjusted according to the materialities and technological specificities of each medium in specific socio-cultural and economic contexts.

Stephen King and American Politics

Stephen King and American Politics
Author: Michael J. Blouin
Publsiher: University of Wales Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1786836483

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From The Long Walk to The Outsider, Stephen King’s output reflects the major political concerns of the previous fifty years. This book is the first sustained study of the complex ways in which King’s texts speak to their unique political moments. By exploring this aspect of the author’s popular works, readers might better understand the numerous crises that Americans currently face – the book surveys King’s corpus to address a wide range of issues, including the spread of neoliberalism, the Bush-Cheney doctrine, and the chaos of the populist present. Although the fiction outwardly declares itself to be anti-political (thus reflecting a widespread shift away from democracy in the aftermath of the 1960s), political energies persist just beneath the surface. Given the possibility of a political resurgence that haunts so many of his page-turners, Stephen King produces horror and hope in equal measure.

Recent Archaeological Excavations in Britain

Recent Archaeological Excavations in Britain
Author: R.L.S. Bruce-Mitford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2014-10-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1317606728

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Originally published in 1956, this collection features chapters by well-known archaeologists on various archaeological sites explored in the previous decade, as examples of the techniques being used and finds being made. Mostly from the lowland zone of Britain, the chapters nonetheless offer a spread of location and site types; while the periods being investigated range from prehistoric to Romano-British to later fields. This detailed work exemplifies the steady progress of study in archaeology and a final chapter on air reconnaissance deals with one of the most revolutionary additions to archaeology in the post-war period. Contributors include: J.G.D. Clark, R. Rainbird Clarke, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, I.A. Richmond, G.W. Meates, W.F. Grimes, C.W. Phillips, J.R.C. Hamilton, Brian Hope-Taylor, J.G. Hurst, J.K.S. St. Joseph.

Hollywood s Stephen King

Hollywood s Stephen King
Author: Tony Magistrale
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2003-11-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780312293215

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Tony Magistrale explores many of the movie versions of Stephen King's works and provides important insights into both the films and the fiction on which they are based.

Stephen King s Box

Stephen King s Box
Author: Claudio Hernández
Publsiher: Babelcube Inc.
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2017-09-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1507191790

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The master of terror, Stephen King, found a box full of stories and manuscripts that belonged to his father. Since then, no one found out what was inside that box or if all of this influenced Kings work. This is an homage to Stephen King and his stories. In the story, “The stories’ box”, Steve tells about a box and as he grows up, he has recurrent dreams and predictions of stories that would become a successful book. In the story “The gravedigger”, an old gravedigger about to retire, after 40 years of burying people in Boad Hill, never wondered when his time to die would come or who would bury him. Because it does no good to think about death. In the story “The A girl”, a married man has several affaires with different women, until one day the A girl presents herself. A gorgeous beauty of long legs and big green eyes. But after going to a hotel, he finds out the truth. In the story “Rotten apples”, Tom loved his fruit trees, especially his apple trees when they were a color festival in the spring. He loved apples and he would eat two every day. Until one day, he feels very tired and he sees roots growing instead of fingernails. His joints start to become rigid. In the story “In the maggot’s mouth”, a shylock from the eighteenth century counts his money every night... And many, many more.

The Anarchy

The Anarchy
Author: Oliver Hamilton Creighton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016
Genre: History
ISBN: 1781382425

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The first ever archaeologically based study of the turbulent period of English history often known as the 'Anarchy' of King Stephen's reign in the mid-twelfth century, covering battlefields and conflict landscapes, arms, armour and material culture, fortifications and the church.

Excavations at King s Low and Queen s Low

Excavations at King s Low and Queen s Low
Author: Gary Lock
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2014-03-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1784910716

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Two barrows in the parish of Tixall, north of Stafford, were excavated between 1986-1994. The results are important because little excavation of round barrows has been carried out in this area of North Staffordshire and these add considerably to the local corpus of knowledge concerning Early Bronze Age burial practices.

A Brief Guide to Stephen King

A Brief Guide to Stephen King
Author: Paul Simpson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1472110749

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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King’s first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career. His name has become synonymous with horror and suspense through over fifty works, including The Dark Tower, a retelling of Byron’s Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came. Simpson traces the writer’s life from his difficult childhood – his father went out to the shops and never came back – through his initial books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman to the success of Carrie, Salem’s Lot and The Shining in the 1970s, and beyond. He examines how King’s writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999 and how his battles with alcohol and addiction to medication have been reflected in his stories. The guide will also take a look at the very many adaptation’s of King’s work in movies, on television and radio, and in comic books.

Castles Siegeworks and Settlements

Castles  Siegeworks and Settlements
Author: Duncan W. Wright
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-11-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1784914770

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This volume comprises thirteen reports detailing fieldwork undertaken by a research project which sought to assess the archaeological evidence of the period of conflict that took place in mid-twelfth-century England popularly known as ‘the Anarchy’.

Modern Gothic

Modern Gothic
Author: Victor Sage
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780719042089

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This lively collection of essays aims to chart the survival of the gothic strain - the dark, the forbidding, the alienated, the fantastic - in a spectrum of popular and 'high cultural' forms of representation.

Sandal Castle Excavations 1964 1973

Sandal Castle Excavations  1964 1973
Author: Philip Mayes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1983
Genre: Castles
ISBN:

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Excavations at Faversham 1965

Excavations at Faversham 1965
Author: Brian Philp
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1968
Genre: Belgae
ISBN:

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At Stake

At Stake
Author: Edward Ingebretsen
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2001-11-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780226380063

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Anyone who reads the papers or watches the evening news is all too familiar with how variations of the word monster are used to describe unthinkable acts of violence. Jeffrey Dahmer, Timothy McVeigh, and O. J. Simpson were all monsters if we are to believe the mass media. Even Bill Clinton was depicted with the term during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But why is so much energy devoted in our culture to the making of monsters? Why are Americans so transfixed by transgression? What is at stake when the exclamatory gestures of horror films pass for descriptive arguments in courtrooms, ethical speech in political commentary, or the bedrock of mainstream journalism? At Stake is an analysis of popular culture, a critique of a secularized religious discourse, as well as a plea of a plea for cleaning up the ethics of public speech. Edward J. Ingebretsen explores the social construction of monstrousness in public discourse, examining the uses of transgression and deviancy in tabloids, mainstream press, television, magazine, sermons, speeches, and popular fiction. The two students who took aim at Columbine High School, for instance, were declared monsters by Time magazine. Like wise, on the eve of his execution, Timothy McVeigh was decried as a monster who deserved to die. These examples typify the inept way the word broadly eliminates the very humanity upon which ethical judgment must depend. Ingebretsen argues that monsters serve as convenient tokens whose narratives contain trauma as well as solution; they provide easy answers to intractable problems. Susan Smith, the South Carolinian who murdered her children, is thus thought to embody the crisis of maternal neglect; nonetheless, keeping focus on her leaves unaddressed larger questions about the crisis of marriage and single motherhood. Monster, then, return us to the ancient language that once termed them "omens of the Gods." They show and tell; fright and point.

The Jews in Medieval Britain

The Jews in Medieval Britain
Author: Patricia Skinner
Publsiher: Boydell Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2003
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: 9780851159317

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Britain's medieval Jewish community arrived with the Normans in 1066 and was expelled from the country in 1290. This is the first time in forty years that its life has been comprehensively examined for a student and general readership. Beginning with an introduction setting the medieval British experience into its European context, the book continues with three chapters outlining the history of the Jews' presence and a discussion of where they settled. Further chapters then explore themes such as their relationship with the Christian church, Jewish women's lives, the major types of evidence used by historians, the latest evidence emerging from archaeological exploration, and new approaches from literary studies. The book closes with a reappraisal of one of the best-known communities, that at York. Drawing together the work of experts in the field, and supported by an extensive bibliographical guide, this is a valuable and revealing account of medieval Jewish history in Britain. Patricia Skinner is a Wellcome Research Fellow in the College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University. Contributors: ANTHONY BALE, SUZANNE BARTLETT, PAUL BRAND, BARRIE DOBSON, JOHN EDWARDS, JOSEPH HILLABY, D.A. HINTON, ROBIN MUNDILL, ROBERT C. STACEY.