Unraveling Resident Evil: Essays on the Complex Universe of the Games and Films

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Nadine Farghaly
McFarland, Apr 4, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 248 pages
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Resident Evil is a multidimensional as well as multimedia universe: Various books, graphic novels, games and movies (the fifth one came out in 2012) all contribute to this enormous universe. The new essays written for this volume focus on this particular zombie manifestation and its significance in popular culture. The essayists come from very different fields, so it was possible to cover a wide range and discuss numerous issues regarding this universe. Among them are game theory, the idea of silence as well as memory, the connection to iconic stories such as Alice in Wonderland, posthumanism and much more. A lot of ground is covered that will facilitate further discussions not only among Resident Evil interested persons but also among other zombie universes and zombies in general. Most of these essays focus on the female figure Alice, a character revered by many as a feminist warrior.
 

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Contents

Unraveling the Resident Evil Universe
1
Resident Evils Influenc
7
Remembering Repeating and Working Through Daniel Müller
19
The Allure of Incongruity Adam M Crowley
34
ArtHorror and Agency Stephen Cadwell
45
Survival Horror Metaculture and the Fluidity of Video Game Genres Broc Holmquest
62
Alices Use of Rhetorical Silence as Feminist Strategy Suzan E Aiken
80
My name is Alice and I remember everything Surviving Sexual Abuse in the Resident Evil Films James Stone
99
Chris Redfield and the Curious Case of Weskers Sunglasses Nicolas J Lalone
135
Interrogating the Aliceness of Alice Hannah Priest
150
Alice and the Teaching of Scientific Ethics Kristine Larsen
167
The Question of Normalcy Within Diseased and Disabled Bodies JL Schatz
186
Project Alice and the Posthuman in the Films Margo Collins
201
Living Memory and Undead History Simon Bacon
216
About the Contributors
235
Index
237

Sexuality Femmes Fatales the Gaze and Ada Wong Jenny Platz
117

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Nadine Farghaly has a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Salzburg. She lives in Siegsdorf, Germany.

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