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Alien Identities: Exploring Differences in Film and Fiction
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Alien Identities: Exploring Differences in Film and Fiction (Hardback)

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This is a lively and stimulating look at representations, mutations and adaptations of 'the alien' in literature, film and television.



Using notions of the alien and alienation in a broadly defined sense, the contributors cover early science fiction, from the gothic aliens of Dracula and H.G. Wells, to the classic fifties Cold War sci-fi movies, such as War of the Worlds, twentieth-century reworkings of various 'alien' metaphors, such as The Fly movies and the Alien series, and comic variations on the theme such as Mars Attacks.



Moving beyond the conventional genre boundaries of the alien, particular essays look, too, at 'race' as an alien condition, and at the use of illness and disease as a metaphor for alienation in modern film and fiction.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: Pluto Press Publication Date: 08/03/1999 ISBN-13: 9780745314051  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Deborah Cartmell is a Professor in English Literature at De Montfort University. I.Q. Hunter is the Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University. His books include, The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History (Routledge, 2017) and Alien Identities (Pluto Press, 1999). Heidi Kaye is the former Senior Lecturer in English and Women's Studies at De Montfort University. She is the author of many feminist studies. Her books include, Classics in Film and Fiction (Pluto Press, 2000) and Alien Identities (Pluto Press, 1999). Imelda Whelehan is a Research Professor in English and Gender Studies. Her books include, Classics in Film and Fiction (Pluto Press, 2000), The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (CUP, 2007) and Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism (Palgrave, 2014).

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