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The Hero S Closet

Author : Gillian Conahan
ISBN : 9781683350095
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Cosplayers rejoice! The Hero’s Closet is the ultimate DIY guide to creating unique and fantastical homemade costumes This essential handbook offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes (which often require skills not found in standard sewing guides) to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams. A skilled crafter and avid cosplayer, Gillian Conahan walks readers through finding inspiration online and through their fandom; shares insight into translating character art into real-world garments; and offers advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics, and embellishment techniques. The Hero’s Closet is the first how-to handbook on the art of sewing for cosplay. A must-have guide for Comic Con and Halloween, it’s essential for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit who love the idea of cosplay, but need the inspiration and technical tips to make an awesome costume.

The Hero In Transition

Author : Ray Broadus Browne
ISBN : 087972238X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An investigation of society’s heroes during any time period will reveal the personnel deemed worthy of being emulated at that particular time by that particular society. There will be many old and time-tested figures, sometimes with new faces and new profiles; there will also be a mix of new faces. Thus the hero—like history itself—is constantly in transition, and both the hero and the transition are fundamental to the study of a culture. These essays turn the pantheon of heroes around before our eyes and reveal the many complicated aspects of hero worship.

Closet Performances

Author : Michael Simpson
ISBN : 0804730954
Genre : Poetry
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Revealing the series of closet dramas written by Byron and Shelley to be deeply embedded in contemporary radical culture, the author explains why the dramas were written and why they invoke and apparently oppose textual and theatrical versions of themselves.

Monsters In The Closet

Author : Harry M. Benshoff
ISBN : 0719044731
Genre : Performing Arts
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Monster in the Closet is a history of the horrors film that explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural history of homosexuality in America. Drawing on a wide variety of films and primary source materials including censorship files, critical reviews, promotional materials, fanzines, men's magazines, and popular news weeklies, the book examines the historical figure of the movie monster in relation to various medical, psychological, religious and social models of homosexuality. While recent work within gay and lesbian studies has explored how the genetic tropes of the horror film intersect with popular culture's understanding of queerness, this is the first book to examine how the concept of the monster queer has evolved from era to era. From the gay and lesbian sensibilities encoded into the form and content of the classical Hollywood horror film, to recent films which play upon AIDS-related fears. Monster in the Closet examines how the horror film started and continues, to demonize (or quite literally "monsterize") queer sexuality, and what the pleasures and "costs" of such representations might be both for individual spectators and culture at large.

Epistemology Of The Closet

Author : Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN : 0520934482
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American writers--including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde--Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In her preface to this updated edition Sedgwick places the book both personally and historically, looking specifically at the horror of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text.

Hesitant Hero

Author : Christina Dair
ISBN : 0373099177
Genre : Fiction
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Hesitant Hero by Christina Dair released on Aug 25, 1994 is available now for purchase.

Closet Queeries

Author : J. Neil C. Garcia
ISBN : UOM:39015041656565
Genre : Gay men
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The Closet Drama Of The Romantic Revival

Author : Om Prakash Mathur
ISBN : UOM:39015004871664
Genre : Closet drama, English
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Hometown Hero

Author : Jana Ellis
ISBN : 0816716099
Genre : Heroes
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Rich snob Danielle is ashamed to be seen at the mall with attractive but poor Don, until he saves a child's life and becomes the town hero; then she is tempted to abandon him when he is connected with burglaries at the mall.

Queer Temporalities In Gay Male Representation

Author : Dustin Bradley Goltz
ISBN : 9781135168858
Genre : Social Science
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Through the analysis of over seventy films and thirty television series, ranging from Shortbus, Sweet Home Alabama, and Poseidon to Noah’s Arc, Brothers & Sisters, and Dawson’s Creek, Goltz examines reoccurring narrative structures in popular media that perpetuate the extreme value placed upon "young" gay male bodies, while devaluing health, aging, and longevity. Alienated from the future -- outside of limited and exclusionary systems of marriage and procreation -- the gay male is narrated within a circular tragedy that draws upon cultural mythologies of "older" gay male predation, the absence of gay intergenerational mentorship, and the gay male as sacrificial victim. Using a Burkean framework, Goltz makes a theoretical, rhetorical, and cultural investigation of how the increased visibility of "positive" gay representation in dominant media shapes contemporary meanings of gay aging, heteronormative future, homonormative future, and queer potential.

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