Mystery Violence And Popular Culture

Pub Date : 2004 | Author : John G. Cawelti | Publisher : Popular Press

ISBN 10 : 0299196348
ISBN 13 : 9780299196349

Mystery, Violence, and Popular Culture is John G. Cawelti’s discussion of American popular culture and violence, from its precursors in Homer and Shakespeare to the Lone Ranger a..

Adventure Mystery And Romance

Pub Date : 2014-02-07 | Author : John G. Cawelti | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226148700
ISBN 13 : 022614870X

In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, John G. Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the best in formulaic literature. Cawelti discusses ..

Western Crime Fiction Goes East

Pub Date : 2012-09-06 | Author : Boris Dralyuk | Publisher : BRILL

ISBN 10 : 9789004233102
ISBN 13 : 9004233105

This volume examines the staggering popularity of early-20th-century Russian detective serials, traditionally maligned as 'Pinkertonovshchina,' and posits the 'red Pinkerton' as a ..

Violence And Mediation In Contemporary Culture

Pub Date : 1996 | Author : Ronald Bogue | Publisher : SUNY Press

ISBN 10 : 079142720X
ISBN 13 : 9780791427200

This collection of essays addresses two major issues of contemporary culture: the problem of violence in relation to notions of "difference" and power; and the role of mediation in..

Bloodscripts

Pub Date : 2003 | Author : Elana Gomel | Publisher : Ohio State University Press

ISBN 10 : 0814209491
ISBN 13 : 9780814209493

We live in an increasingly violent world. From suicide terrorists to serial killers, violent subjects challenge our imaginations. We seek answers to our questions on this subject i..

Overkill

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : Eliot Borenstein | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 0801474035
ISBN 13 : 9780801474033

Borenstein argues that the popular cultural products consumed in the post-perestroika era were more than just diversions; they allowed Russians to indulge their despair over econom..