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dc.contributor.editorBecker, Sandra
dc.contributor.editorde Bruin-Molé, Megen
dc.contributor.editorPolak, Sara
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-02T09:35:57Z
dc.date.available2021-04-02T09:35:57Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47586
dc.description.abstractFrom Outbreak to The Walking Dead, apocalyptic narratives of infection, contagion and global pandemic are an inescapable part of twenty-first-century popular culture. Yet these fears and fantasies are too virulent to be simply quarantined within fictional texts. The vocabulary and metaphors of outbreak narratives have permeated how news media, policymakers and the general public view the real world and the people within it. In an age where fact and fiction seem increasingly difficult to separate, contagious bodies (and the discourses that contain them) continually blur established boundaries between real and unreal, legitimacy and frivolity, science and the supernatural. Where previous scholarly work has examined the spread of epidemic realities in horror fiction, the essays in this collection also consider how epidemic fantasies and fears influence reality. Initiating dialogue between scholarship from cultural and media studies, and scholarship from the medical humanities and social sciences, this collection gives readers a fuller picture of the viropolitics of contagious bodies in contemporary global culture.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHorror Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinema::APFA Film theory & criticismen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APT Televisionen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FK Horror & ghost storiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MJ Clinical & internal medicine::MJC Diseases & disorders::MJCJ Infectious & contagious diseasesen_US
dc.subject.otherHorror;Film;Television;Literary Criticism;Contagionen_US
dc.titleEmbodying Contagionen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Viropolitics of Horror and Desire in Contemporary Discourseen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.16922/contagionen_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye3b8b22b-1c4a-4b1b-a995-37d8c240aa88en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByda087c60-8432-4f58-b2dd-747fc1a60025en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781786836908en_US
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)en_US
oapen.pages288en_US
oapen.place.publicationCardiffen_US
oapen.grant.number446-16-002


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