Television Ghost Stories for Christmas and Horror for Halloween Derek Johnston
... The Brontës' Christmas, Stroud: Sutton Publishing Hutton, Ronald (1994) The
Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700, Oxford: Oxford ...
Author: Derek Johnston
Category: Social Science
This book explores the literary and cultural history behind certain Christmas and Halloween traditions, and examines the way that they have moved into broadcasting. It demonstrates how these horror traditions have become more domestic and personal, and how they provide a necessary seasonal pause for reflection on our fears.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY : QUEEN'S COLLEGE . а Like most of the older
foundations of Alma Mater , Queen's College has had its ghost . The Rev. Mr.
More of Leyton , Essex , formerly of Queen's , Oxford , a man of veracity and
learning , who ...
Author: John Henry Ingram
Oxford was twice as old as Harvard, better known the world over, and, brought up
as I was in British India, I had grown up thinking of it as the Mecca of learning and
scholarship. In some part of my mind, I even felt as if by the mere act of going ...
Author: Ved Mehta
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Book 8 in Ved Mehta's Continents of Exile series. Nearly 50 years in the making, Continents of Exile is one of the great works of twentieth-century autobiography: the epic chronicle of an Indian family in the twentieth century. From 1930s India to 1950s Oxford and literary New York in the 1960s-80s, this is the story of the post-colonial twentieth century, as uniquely experienced and vividly recounted by Ved Mehta. Veritas continues Mehta's journey through education: this time as a Ph.D. student and Residential Fellow at Harvard. His experience illustrates the dramatic changes in institutional habits and behaviour that were to take places in the late 1960s, as well as how dramatically out-of-touch many senior lecturers were to the societal mood around them.
Then he seemed to recollect himself and said : ' I beg your pardon . Very absurd ,
but I can't help doing that , for a particular reason . What that reason was I heard
some days afterwards , and you have heard now . The Haunted Mill W his ...
Author: Dennis Pepper
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Tells stories about all kinds of ghosts, including children, pilots, dogs, monkeys, wagons, busses.
All anthologies are coded according to the Book Bands system. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree stage.
Author: Mike Poulton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Jackdaws anthologies offer a challenge for competent and mature readers. Each of the titles are made up of different text types with a shared thematic topic. Each title combines fiction and non-fiction in the form of a fast-moving adventure tale, information text in a fact file, and a traditional tale or myth. Each anthology is illustrated with a variety of lively artwork and photographs. All anthologies are coded according to the Book Bands system. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree stage. Each book pack comes with a free copy invaluable teaching notes.
two chapters , and which brings us to the special work of the full Christian faith ,
has left this record : - “ I can answer for Holy Ghost . The pivot is in one
commandment , which is the myself that the Unitarian conviction that God is - as
God and ...
Haunted. Organist. of. Hurly. Barly. ROSA MULHOLLAND There had been a
thunderstorm in the village of Hurly Burly. Every door was shut, every dog in his
kennel, every rut and gutter a flowing river after the deluge of rain that had fallen.
Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
Collection of thirty-five English ghost stories written during the Victorian Era.
When Emory moved to Atlanta the campus became Oxford College. The first
ghost stories connected with Orna Villa may have originated earlier in this
century with “Uncle Billy” Mitchell, the grandson of Tobe Means's nurse. Mitchell
was an ...
Author: Michael Norman
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Continuing the success of the nationally acclaimed Haunted America, Historic Haunted America is a further investigation into North American ghost legends. This chilling collection documents yesterday's and today's most terrifying hauntings in the United States and Canada in more than seventy-five shocking stories! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
He has published widely on twentieth - century British history , International
Relations and nuclear strategy . His most recent publications include Ambiguity
and Deterrence : British Nuclear Strategy , 1945 - 64 ( Oxford : Oxford University
Author: Cyril Buffet
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Political Science
Europe is a continent weighed down by the shadows of its past, its wars, the traditional enmities, the suspicions of neighbours fuelled by historical memories. This has immediate consequences for the understanding and representation of the past: journalists, politicians, historians often apply simplistic, pre-conceived patterns, i.e., myths, to current events, resulting in distorted and misleading analyses. This volume exposes the way some historical myths, such as Balance of Power, Rapallo, the Special Relationship, the Franco-German Couple, the Peril of Islam, are used to blur, not to clarify our understanding of international affairs, even to manipulate contemporary politics.
Jeffrey Sconce, Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to
Television (Durham: Duke University Press, 2000); Roger Luckhurst, The
Invention ofTelepathy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002); MarinaWarner,
Author: M. Luckhurst
Category: Performing Arts
Theatre and Ghosts brings theatre and performance history into dialogue with the flourishing field of spectrality studies. Essays examine the histories and economies of the material operations of theatre, and the spectrality of performance and performer.
Once again , a few nights later , the train made its customary and needed stop at
the Oxford water tower . The crew had completed the task when the ghost
appeared . The train began to get up a head of steam but was unable to move for
Author: Wanda Lou Willis
Publisher: Emmis Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Indiana folklorist Wanda Lou Willis is back with all-new ghostly tales in this hair-raising companion to Haunted Hoosier Trails. Wanda explores Indiana's hidden history in spooky locations around the state. Local history buffs will relish the informative county histories that begin each chapter, while thrill-seekers will eagerly search out these frightening spots. More Haunted Hoosier Trails is perfect year-round for raising goose-bumps around the campfire or reading under the covers with a flashlight.
OXFORD. ORNA VILLA The sounds of pacing footsteps, a squeaky rocker
moving back and forth, and sudden crashing noises have plagued this elegant
house for over a century. Some believe the sounds are caused by the spirit of Dr.
Author: Dennis William Hauck
In almost every town in America there are places where strange things happen. The perfect companion to The International Directory of Haunted Places, this revised and updated edition of Haunted Places is both a fascinating and unusual travel guide as well as an indispensable casebook for those interested in the paranormal. From buildings and parks believed to have resident ghosts and poltergeists to areas where Bigfoot or UFO sightings are most frequently reported, Haunted Places will lead you to more than 2,000 sites of paranormal activity across the United States. Organized alphabetically by state, each entry is referenced to an extensive bibliography of sources-with descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, and travel directions provided for all locations.
There, Asakawa finds the haunted tape tucked away at the end of a shelf of rental
videos in the administrative office of the cabin complex, and it initially catches her
eye precisely because it is in an unlabeled, white case. The same lack of an ...
Author: Daisuke Miyao
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book provides a multifaceted single-volume account of Japanese cinema. It addresses productive debates about what Japanese cinema is, where Japanese cinema is, as well as what and where Japanese cinema studies is, at the so-called period of crisis of national boundary under globalization and the so-called period of crisis of cinema under digitalization.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI Yearbook 1994 (Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 1994), p. 378. Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the
Human Future in Space (New York: Random House, 1994). Carl Sagan and ...
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore Diane Goldstein, Sylvia Grider, Jeannie Banks
Thomas. of Kentucky. ———. ... Investigative files: Haunted inns: Tales of spectral
guests. Skeptical Inquirer ... Oxford: Oxford University Press. ———. 1985.
Author: Diane Goldstein
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Category: Social Science
Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief and cultural tradition on the one hand, and popular and commercial representation on the other, nevertheless continually feed each other. They frequently share space in how people think about the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, three well-known folklorists seek to broaden the discussion of ghost lore by examining it from a variety of angles in various modern contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts seriously, as they draw on contemporary scholarship that emphasizes both the basis of belief in experience (rather than mere fantasy) and the usefulness of ghost stories. They look closely at the narrative role of such lore in matters such as socialization and gender. And they unravel the complex mix of mass media, commodification, and popular culture that today puts old spirits into new contexts
... up in his gloomy - looking room , which was situated high up on the top storey
of the oldest built part of the college , where the dark grey walls were crumbling
with age , and looked as weird and gloomy as haunted places are wont to look .
Author: William Frederick Traill
1930. In The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories, edited by Michael Cox & R. A.
Gilbert, 354-76. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1990. Space, Haunting, Discourse 39
Secondary Sources Bailey, Dale. American Re-Reading the Haunted House:
Author: Maria Holmgren Troy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
This anthology reflects the current interest in the concept of space as a revitalising approach to literary, social, mental, political and discursive phenomena. The contributions, which examine novels, films, art, and cultures, invite the reader to consider the function of space in human constructions as symbolic representation, analytical tool, discursive strategy and haunting effect. In a wider context they demonstrate the extent to which spatiality impacts on our lives and has ethical, political, historical and cultural implications. The contributors represent a wide range of disciplines in the Humanties: Literature, Photography, Art, Human Geography, Ethnic Studies, and Cultural Studies. Maria Holmgren Troy and Elisabeth Wennö are Associate Professors in English Literature at Karlstad University, Sweden
3 And Silicon Valley had cometo the very haunted heart of Oxford, to the Oxford
Student Union, Benjamin Woodward's eccentrically ornate building, a graveyard
where the reputations of many aspiring intellects hadbeen buried over the last ...
Author: Andrew Keen
Publisher: Hachette UK
In Digital Vertigo, Andrew Keen presents today's social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Fusing a fast-paced historical narrative with front-line stories from today's online networking revolution and critiques of "social" companies like Groupon, Zynga and LinkedIn, Keen argues that the social media transformation is weakening, disorienting and dividing us rather than establishing the dawn of a new egalitarian and communal age. The tragic paradox of life in the social media age, Keen says, is the incompatibility between our internet longings for community and friendship and our equally powerful desire for online individual freedom. By exposing the shallow core of social networks, Andrew Keen shows us that the more electronically connected we become, the lonelier and less powerful we seem to be. Praise forThe Cult of the Amateur: 'A shrewdly argued jeremiad against the digerati effort to dethrone cultural and political gatekeepers and replace experts with 'the wisdom of the crowd'. Keen writes with acuity and passion'. New York Times 'A staggering new book by Andrew Keen. He is an English-born digital media entrepreneur and Silicon Valley insider who really knows his stuff and he writes with the passion of a man who can at last see the dangers he has helped unleash. His book will come as a real shock to many. It certainly did to me'. A N Wilson, The Daily Mail
The only haunted house is the self . ' ' The Bogeyman , ' I said , giving in to the
flush of the sherry , needing to speak . ' The very worst of the Bogeymen , Jack , '
Jarvis said , and I appreciated his use of my name . “ The ones children take with
Author: Ken Gelder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Three phantoms wander the desert; a ghostly lover claims his bride at an outback station; a dead man appears beside a blood-red waterhole; a jackaroo witnesses a ghostly struggle; a frightful monster haunts the Nullarbor Plain. This anthology of Australian ghost stories - from the 1850s to the present - draws together a neglected but striking genre of fiction that works to remind those who recently settled this country how unsettled it actually is. New arrivals stumble across empty houses with ghostly occupants; lonely bushmen fantasise about ghostly women; Aborigines tell of bunyips, bugeens and 'living ghosts'; the bush is full of beckoning spectral images; and Death himself is seen prowling the streets. In these stories Australia becomes the 'down-underworld', a place where the departed will inevitably be resurrected in time, and where the dead continue to make their presence felt.
To celebrate one hundred days in Miss Bindergarten's kindergarten class, all her students bring one hundred of something to school, including a one hundred-year-old relative, one hundred candy hearts, and one hundred polka dots.
Author: S. L. Varnado
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Haunted Presence: The Numinous in Gothic Fiction explores the relationship between the Gothic mode of literature and modern studies in the psychology of religious experience, arguing in each case that the central motif is the numinous the sense of wonder, mystery, and fascination that the human being historically experiences in encounters with the Divine.