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Theorizing Twilight
Maggie Parke

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Theorizing Twilight
critical essays on what's at stake in a post-vampire world
edited by Maggie Parke and Natalie Wilson

Published 2011 by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Since the publication of Twilight in 2005, Stephenie Meyer's four-book saga has become a world-wide sensation, inciting screams of delight from loyal fans, sighs of derision from detractors, and fervent pronouncements about what "Team" one is on. These accessible essays examine the texts, the films, and the fandom, exploring the series' cultural reach and impact"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Twilight as pop cultural artifact: pilgrimages, fan culture, and film adaptations. The vampire capital of the world: commerce and enchantment in Forks, Washington / Tanya Erzen
Fanpires: utilizing fan culture in event film adaptations / Maggie Parke
The hero and the id: a psychoanalytic inquiry into the popularity of Twilight / Heather Anastasiu
Someday my vampire will come? society's (and the media's) lovesick infatuation with prince-like vampires / Colette Murphy
Team Bella: fans navigating desire, security, and feminism / Ananya Mukherjea
Once upon a Twilight: fairy fales, Byronic (anti) heroes, post-feminist romance, and growing up in a Twilight world. "How old are you?" representations of age in the saga / Ashley Benning
Read only as directed: psychology, intertextuality, and hyperreality in the series / Angela Tenga
Torn between two lovers: Twilight tames Wuthering Heights / Sarah Wakefield
Rewriting the Byronic hero: how the Twilight saga turned "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" into a teen fiction phenomenon / Jessica Groper
Post-feminist romance: love, gender and intertextuality in Stephenie Meyer's saga / Hila Shachar
Twilight through an intersectional lens: patriarchy, white privilege, heteronormativity, rape, culture, religion. Maybe Edward is the most dangerous thing out there: the role of patriarchy / Melissa Miller
Denial and salvation: the Twilight series and heteronormative patriarchy / Ashley Donnelly
It's a wolf thing: the Quileute Wwrewolf/shape-shifter hybrid as noble savage / Natalie Wilson
Violence, agency, and the women of Twilight / Anne Torkelson
Un-biting the apple and killing the womb: genesis, gender, and gynocide / Lindsey Issow Averill.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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PS3613.E979 Z8855 2011

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viii, 246 p. ;
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