Stephen King and American History

This book surveys the labyrinthine relationship between Stephen King and American History.

Stephen King and American History

This book surveys the labyrinthine relationship between Stephen King and American History. By depicting American History as a doomed cycle of greed and violence, King poses a number of important questions: who gets to make history, what gets left out, how one understands one's role within it, and how one might avoid repeating mistakes of the past. This volume examines King's relationship to American History through the illumination of metanarratives, adaptations, "queer" and alternative historical lenses, which confront the destructive patterns of our past as well as our capacity to imagine a different future. Stephen King and American History will present readers with an opportunity to place popular culture in conversation with the pressing issues of our day. If we hope to imagine a different path forward, we will need to come to terms with this enclosure—a task for which King's corpus is uniquely well-suited.

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Stephen King and American History
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Tony Magistrale, Michael J. Blouin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-16 - Publisher: Routledge

This book surveys the labyrinthine relationship between Stephen King and American History. By depicting American History as a doomed cycle of greed and violence, King poses a number of important questions: who gets to make history, what gets left out, how one understands one's role within it, and how one
Stephen King and American History
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Tony Magistrale, Michael J. Blouin
Categories: Literature and history
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-16 - Publisher:

This book surveys the labyrinthine relationship between Stephen King and American history. By depicting American history as a doomed cycle of greed and violence, King poses a number of important questions: who gets to make history, what gets left out, how one understands one's role within it, and how one
A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 825
Authors: Sharon Packer MD, Jody Pennington
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-15 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Evil isn't simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing book examines what evil means to us. • Includes the insights of
Landscape of Fear
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Tony Magistrale, Anthony S. Magistrale
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Popular Press

One of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre
Stephen King and American Politics
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Michael J. Blouin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-01 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

From The Long Walk to The Outsider, Stephen King’s output reflects the major political concerns of the previous fifty years. This book is the first sustained study of the complex ways in which King’s texts speak to their unique political moments. By exploring this aspect of the author’s popular works,