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The Linguistics Of Stephen King

Author : James Arthur Anderson
ISBN : 9781476668345
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Stephen King, “America’s Favorite Boogeyman,” has sold over 350 million copies of his books, becoming in effect the face of horror fiction. His influence on popular culture has drawn both strong praise and harsh criticism from reviewers and scholars alike. While his popularity cannot be overstated, his work has received relatively little critical attention from the academic world. Examining King’s fiction using modern literary theory, this study reveals the unexpected complexity of 22 short stories and novels, from Carrie to End of Watch. The author finds King using fantasy and horror to expose truths about reality and the human condition.

Discovering Stephen King S The Shining

Author : Tony Magistrale
ISBN : 1557421331
Genre : Horror tales, American
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A survey of criticism on King's book and Kubrick's film adaptation "The Shining."

Intertextuality And Intratextuality In Stephen King S The Dark Tower Series

Author : Michał Siwkowski
ISBN : 9783668046528
Genre : Literary Collections
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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2012 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 5 Polish, 2 German, Warsaw University (English Studies), language: English, abstract: This MA thesis examines the usage of the theories of intertextuality and intratextuality in reference to Stephen King’s "The Dark Tower" series. The author presents the concepts of intertextuality and intratextuality, their history and applications. The thesis examines various books, movies and other sources of intertextual references that can be found in the series. The thesis also gives examples of intratextual references in King’s own literary output.

Gothic Motifs In Stephen King S Work With Special Regard To Salem S Lot And The Shining

Author : Judith Schwickart
ISBN : 9783638378369
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Trier, course: Der englische Schauerroman, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Stephen King is one of the most published contemporary authors. He has written more than 50 novels and movie scripts, some of them under the pseudonym of Richard Bachmann. His stories deal with the supernatural, with aliens or the abysses of the human mind. Due to his topics, his books are often regarded as trivial literature by many of his readers and also by people who have never read a single one of his books and who only judge him by his name. But what these critics seem to miss is the fact that Stephen King has adapted many themes and motifs from highly regarded authors of classic Gothic fiction, such as Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe and Bram Stoker, to mention just a few. In each of Stephen King’s books, the reader can identify traces of classic Gothic fiction, although the topics and settings are normally adapted to modern times. Stephen King says of himself that ‘most of my [Stephen King’s] books have been derivative to some extent...’ (Bloom, p.96), which is not surprising regarding his educational background: After studying English at the University of Maine, Stephen King worked as a high school teacher, although he did not get too much teaching practice due to the commercial success of his books. Therefore, it is not very surprising that Stephen King uses the sources he has become acquainted with during his studies. He uses the motifs of Gothic novels in different ways and in many of his books. In fact, he says that ‘what I [Stephen King] try to do...is to pour new wine from old bottles’ (Bloom, p.96). What I would like to do in this term paper is to show some of the Gothic motifs Stephen King uses in his books and in what way he uses them. For this purpose, I have chosen two novels from Stephen King’s earlier working period: Salem’s Lot and The Shining. But before actually beginning the comparison between Stephen King’s books and classic Gothic novels I will give an overview over the characteristic features of Gothic writing in order to enable the reader to identify the tradition Stephen King’s writing stands in.

The Modern Stephen King Canon

Author : Patrick McAleer
ISBN : 9781498572798
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this collection recognized writers and scholars discuss and analyze Stephen King’s contemporary works. The contributors comment on and critique numerous aspects of King’s literature, including his take on violent criminals, his craft, and his use of the Gothic.

Stephen King In The New Millennium

Author : Despoina N. Feleki
ISBN : 9781527512252
Genre : Social Science
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This exciting exploration of Stephen King’s digital writing maneuvers and electronic ventures on online platforms and e-readers unravels the author’s latest writing techniques and justifies his unprecedented success in the new millennium. It investigates the latest additions to the Master of Horror’s “toolbox” by studying King’s media presence and writing oeuvre in the twenty-first century through online projects, such as his videogame Discordia. The book closely traces King’s shifts from print to the digital as he crafts his stories to share with his constant readers. Its examination of King’s re-vitalized Gothic sheds light on his shift towards new realizations that take into consideration the needs and tastes of the contemporary consuming public in a constant dialogue with their contemporary fears and anxieties. While exploring King’s literary generic and technological crossovers, the book stresses the need for an encompassing theory that takes into account literary tradition, norms, and motifs adjusted according to the materialities and technological specificities of each medium in specific socio-cultural and economic contexts.

Stephen King S Gothic

Author : John Sears
ISBN : 9780708323465
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Stephen King’s Gothic reassesses the writing of this major contemporary Gothic writer through close and detailed readings of key works ranging from his earliest writings (Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining) to recent novels like Duma Key. Informed by and extensively applying concepts deriving from contemporary literary and cultural theory and engaging closely throughout with King’s texts and with his comments in his own critical writings and interviews, the book argues that King’s particular revisions of major Gothic themes, writings, and traditions, can best be understood as being closely related to his recurrent concerns with the act and products of writing itself. These concerns, Sears argues, are detectable across King’s oeuvre and structural to his Gothic vision. Key themes addressed include Gothic traditions and their connections to related genres like science fiction, Gothic representations of time, space, and place, Gothic monstrosity, and the constitution (in King’s versions of it) of Gothic writing itself. Stephen King’s Gothic is the first critical analysis of King’s work to focus fully on his redefinitions and extensions of the Gothic mode, and to deploy the critical tools of contemporary theory, from Derridean analysis to Deleuzian philosophy, to open King’s texts up to new levels of critical scrutiny. Its readings of key works are original and innovative; its focus on canonical King texts enables it also to reread the critical canon of previously available work on King; and it concludes by indicating some directions in which future critical work on King might develop.

Cognitive Stylistics

Author : Elena Semino
ISBN : 9027233314
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.

Reading Stephen King

Author : Brenda Miller Power
ISBN : UCSC:32106014598343
Genre : Education
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Discusses using King's works in the classroom

Guide To The Gothic Ii

Author : Frederick S. Frank
ISBN : 0810829681
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An annotated sequel and supplement to the original Guide to the Gothic, this book includes over 1,500 new entries reflecting the increased use of feminist perspectives and linguistic, theoretical, and semiotic approaches in recent Gothic novel scholarship, as well as the changed attitude toward the value and meaning involved in reading and writing Gothic fiction. Intended as a companion to the first Guide, this book retains the same organization and chapter content as its predecessor. New individual author studies include sections on Stephen King and Edith Wharton. A special section identifies anthologies of Gothic fiction.

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