By I. Q. Hunter, Deborah Cartmell, Heidi Kaye, Imelda Whelehan
A full of life and stimulating examine representations, mutations and diversifications of 'the alien' in literature, movie and tv. utilizing notions of the alien and alienation in a widely outlined feel, the participants hide early technological know-how fiction, from the gothic extraterrestrial beings of Dracula and H.G. Wells, to the vintage fifties chilly battle sci-fi videos, resembling struggle of the Worlds, twentieth-century reworkings of varied 'alien' metaphors, corresponding to the Fly video clips and the Alien sequence, and comedian diversifications at the subject resembling Mars assaults. relocating past the traditional style obstacles of the alien, specific essays glance, too, at 'race' as an alien situation, and on the use of ailment and illness as a metaphor for alienation in smooth movie and fiction. Alien Identities is a well timed, conscientiously themed and much-needed research of an more and more well known topic.
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Judith Williamson, ‘Every Virus Tells a Story’ in Erica Carter and Simon Watney (eds), Taking Liberties: AIDS and Cultural Politics (London: Serpent’s Tail, 1989), p. 69. 18. The jungle, the helicopter used to transport the medics, the napalm-like bomb are all reminiscent of Vietnam, another ‘alien’ world where America felt out of place. 19. Sontag, Illness as Metaphor, p. 95. 20. Preston, The Hot Zone, p. 49. 21. , p. 69. 22. Garrett, The Coming Plague, p. 432. 23. Ouellette, The Third Pandemic, p.
Alien Identities: Exploring Differences in Film and Fiction (Film/Fiction) by I. Q. Hunter, Deborah Cartmell, Heidi Kaye, Imelda Whelehan