Alluring Monsters

Exploring how and why the pontianak found new life in postcolonial Southeast Asian film and society, Rosalind Galt reveals the importance of cinema to histories and theories of decolonization.

Alluring Monsters

The pontianak, a terrifying female vampire ghost, is a powerful figure in Malay cultures. Exploring how and why the pontianak found new life in postcolonial Southeast Asian film and society, Rosalind Galt reveals the importance of cinema to histories and theories of decolonization.

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Alluring Monsters
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rosalind Galt
Categories: Decolonization
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Film and Culture Series

The pontianak, a terrifying female vampire ghost, is a powerful figure in Malay cultures. Exploring how and why the pontianak found new life in postcolonial Southeast Asian film and society, Rosalind Galt reveals the importance of cinema to histories and theories of decolonization.
The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous
Language: en
Pages: 600
Authors: Asa Simon Mittman, Peter J. Dendle
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-24 - Publisher: Routledge

The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art
Four-handed Monsters
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Adrian Daub
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

In the course of the nineteenth century, four-hand piano playing emerged across Europe as a popular pastime of the well-heeled classes and of those looking to join them. Nary a canonic work of classical music that was not set for piano duo, nary a house that could afford not to
The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Routledge

From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the
Man-Eating Monsters
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Dina Khapaeva
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-11 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

What role do man-eating monsters - vampires, zombies, werewolves and cannibals - play in contemporary culture? This book explores the question of whether recent representations of humans as food in popular culture characterizes a unique moment in Western cultural history and suggests a new set of attitudes toward people, monsters,