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The Resource Beasts of the deep : sea creatures and popular culture, edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington

Beasts of the deep : sea creatures and popular culture, edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington

Label
Beasts of the deep : sea creatures and popular culture
Title
Beasts of the deep
Title remainder
sea creatures and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington
Title variation
Sea creatures and popular culture
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture offers its readers an in-depth and interdisciplinary engagement with the sea and its monstrous inhabitants; through critical readings of folklore, weird fiction, film, music, radio and digital games. Within the text there are a multitude of convergent critical perspectives used to engage and explore fictional and real monsters of the sea in media and folklore. The collection features chapters from a variety of academic perspectives; post- modernism, psychoanalysis, industrial-organisational analysis, fandom studies, sociology and philosophy are featured. Under examination are a wide range of narratives and media forms that represent, reimagine and create the Kraken, mermaids, giant sharks, sea draugrs and even the weird creatures of H.P. Lovecraft. Beasts of the Deep offers an expansive study of our sea-born fears and anxieties, that are crystallised in a variety of monstrous forms. Repeatedly the chapters in the collection encounter the contemporary relevance of our fears of the sea and its inhabitants -- through the dehumanising media depictions of refugees in the Mediterranean to the encroaching ecological disasters of global warming, pollution and the threat of mass marine extinction
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
398/.45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR910
LC item number
.B367 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hackett, Jon
  • Harrington, Sean
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea monsters
  • Ocean
  • Ocean
  • Sea monsters
Label
Beasts of the deep : sea creatures and popular culture, edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : beasts of the deep -- part 1. Folklore and weird tales -- 1. "From beneath the waves" : sea-draugr and the popular conscience / Alexander Hay -- 2. The depths of our experience : thalassophobia and the oceanic horror / Seán J. Harrington -- 3. From depths of terror to depths of wonder : the sublime in Lovecraft's 'Call of Cthulhu' and Cameron's The abyss / Vivan Joseph -- part 2. Depths of desire -- 4, Beauty and the octopus : close encounters with the other-than-human / Marco Benoît Carbone -- 5. The octopussy : Exploring representations of female sexuality in Victor Hugo's The toilers of the sea (1866) and The laughing man (1868) / Laura Ettenfield -- 6. Psychedelic deep blues : the romanticised sea creature in Jimi Hendrix's '1983... (A merman I should turn to be)' (1968), Tim Buckley's 'Song to the siren' (1968) and Captain Beefheart's 'Grow fins' (1972) / Richard Mills -- part 3. Aquatic spaces and practices -- 7. Fan totems : affective investments in the sea creatures of horror and science fiction / Brigid Cherry -- 8. Mermaid spotting : the rise of mermaiding in popular culture / Maria Mellins -- 9. Adventures in liquid space : representations of the sea in Disney theme parks / Lee Brooks -- 10. Rivers of blood, sea of bodies : an analysis of media coverage of migration and trafficking on the high seas / Carole Murphy -- part 4. Screening sea creatures -- 11. Becoming-sharkJaws unleashed, the animal avatar, and popular culture's eco-politics / Michael Fuchs -- 12. Songs of the sea : sea beasts and maritime folklore in global animation / Mark Fryers -- 13. The Mosasaurus and immediacy in Jurassic World / Damian O'Byrne -- 14. Nessie has risen from the grave / Kieran Foster and I.Q. Hunter
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780861967339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976269437
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3336463
  • (OCoLC)985074572
  • (OCoLC)ocn985074572
  • 3175898
  • 3336463
Label
Beasts of the deep : sea creatures and popular culture, edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : beasts of the deep -- part 1. Folklore and weird tales -- 1. "From beneath the waves" : sea-draugr and the popular conscience / Alexander Hay -- 2. The depths of our experience : thalassophobia and the oceanic horror / Seán J. Harrington -- 3. From depths of terror to depths of wonder : the sublime in Lovecraft's 'Call of Cthulhu' and Cameron's The abyss / Vivan Joseph -- part 2. Depths of desire -- 4, Beauty and the octopus : close encounters with the other-than-human / Marco Benoît Carbone -- 5. The octopussy : Exploring representations of female sexuality in Victor Hugo's The toilers of the sea (1866) and The laughing man (1868) / Laura Ettenfield -- 6. Psychedelic deep blues : the romanticised sea creature in Jimi Hendrix's '1983... (A merman I should turn to be)' (1968), Tim Buckley's 'Song to the siren' (1968) and Captain Beefheart's 'Grow fins' (1972) / Richard Mills -- part 3. Aquatic spaces and practices -- 7. Fan totems : affective investments in the sea creatures of horror and science fiction / Brigid Cherry -- 8. Mermaid spotting : the rise of mermaiding in popular culture / Maria Mellins -- 9. Adventures in liquid space : representations of the sea in Disney theme parks / Lee Brooks -- 10. Rivers of blood, sea of bodies : an analysis of media coverage of migration and trafficking on the high seas / Carole Murphy -- part 4. Screening sea creatures -- 11. Becoming-sharkJaws unleashed, the animal avatar, and popular culture's eco-politics / Michael Fuchs -- 12. Songs of the sea : sea beasts and maritime folklore in global animation / Mark Fryers -- 13. The Mosasaurus and immediacy in Jurassic World / Damian O'Byrne -- 14. Nessie has risen from the grave / Kieran Foster and I.Q. Hunter
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780861967339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976269437
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3336463
  • (OCoLC)985074572
  • (OCoLC)ocn985074572
  • 3175898
  • 3336463

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