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Cynthia J. Miller

Cynthia J. Miller is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emerson College, USA, and a cultural anthropologist specializing in popular culture and visual media. She serves on the board of the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association, and is Treasurer and Governing Board member of the International Association for Media and History, as well as Director of Communication for the Center for the Study of Film and History. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Television. She is the winner of the James Welsh Prize for lifetime achievement in adaptation studies and the Peter C. Rollins prize for a book-length work in popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A. Bowdoin Van Riper

A. Bowdoin Van Riper is a historian who specializes in depictions of science and technology in popular culture. He is Web Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Film and History and an archivist for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Van Riper’s publications include Imagining Flight: Aviation in Popular Culture (2003), and A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and Television (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... in the science-fiction/horror film The Stuff is far removed Mei’s artisanal dumplings. It is a mass-produced, chemical-laden treat whose origin and composition are a mystery to the millions who eagerly consume it. A. Bowdoin Van Riper’s chapter approaches The Stuff...

Food and Media

Emily Contois

Emily Contois is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Tulsa, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... 10.5040/9781474280440.ch-006 Instructor-chosen selections from: Miller, Cynthia and A. Bowdoin Van Riper, eds. 2017. What’s Eating You?: Food and Horror on Screen. London: Bloomsbury Academic. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781501322402 Discussion...

The Goo in You: Food as Invader in The Stuff

A. Bowdoin Van Riper

A. Bowdoin Van Riper is a historian who specializes in depictions of science and technology in popular culture. He is Web Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Film and History and an archivist for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Van Riper’s publications include Imagining Flight: Aviation in Popular Culture (2003), and A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and Television (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The industrialization of food production and distribution gave citizens of nineteenth-century United States access to a more expansive, more varied, and more reliable food supply. New technologies like the refrigerated railroad car, along...

Flesh and Blood in Claude Chabrol’s Le Boucher

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...French filmmaker Claude Chabrol was a known gourmand. He peppered his films with food and meals that enlivened his plots and nourished the sense of realism for which he is celebrated. More than just a gourmand, however, Chabrol had...

Sinister Pastry: British “Meat” Pies in Titus and Sweeney Todd

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 2004, three years before the trial of Canada’s worst serial killer—pig farmer Robert (Willie) Pickton—finally started, a series of billboards sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) started appearing along...

Coprophagia as Class and Consumerism in the Human Centipede Films

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Along with its two sequels, the 2009 Tom Six film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) has gained widespread notoriety as a viscerally repulsive film of the body-horror subgenre. It has even been widely parodied, from the 2011 South Park...

Who Can Be Eaten? Consuming Animals and Humans in the Cannibal-Savage Horror Film

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... found in these films. Cannibal-savage genre films, like mondo films, use scenes of unsimulated animal slaughter to help authenticate the film and produce a sense of realism—as Erik van Ooijen puts it, they “[rely] on the ability...

Catering to the Cult of Ishtar: Blood Feast

Rob Weiner

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A. Bowdoin Van Riper

A. Bowdoin Van Riper is a historian who specializes in depictions of science and technology in popular culture. He is Web Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Film and History and an archivist for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Van Riper’s publications include Imagining Flight: Aviation in Popular Culture (2003), and A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and Television (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Herschell Gordon Lewis’s low-budget film Blood Feast (1963) weaves together gore, sexuality, and the lore of the “Egyptian” goddess Ishtar to create a cult commentary on madness, obsession, and extremes. Considered by many to be the first...

From Gourmet to Gore: Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen

Karen A. Ritzenhoff

Karen A. Ritzenhoff

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Cynthia J. Miller

Cynthia J. Miller is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emerson College, USA, and a cultural anthropologist specializing in popular culture and visual media. She serves on the board of the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association, and is Treasurer and Governing Board member of the International Association for Media and History, as well as Director of Communication for the Center for the Study of Film and History. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Television. She is the winner of the James Welsh Prize for lifetime achievement in adaptation studies and the Peter C. Rollins prize for a book-length work in popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... final, desperate paroxysms: the Final Solution, forced labor, reprisals against a growing resistance.”Ibid., 382. See also Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt, The Holocaust: A History (New York: Norton, 2002). Later historians argued...

Consumption, Cannibalism, and Corruption in Jorge Michel Grau’s Somos lo que hay

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Jorge Michel Grau’s 2010 film Somos lo que hay (We are what we are) focuses on a modern day cannibalistic family whose patriarch dies in the opening moments of the story, leaving his economically disenfranchised family the burden...