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Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Man

The Development of an Internet Mythology

Authors: Chess, S., Newsom, E.

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The Slender Man entered the general popular consciousness in May 2014, when two young girls led a third girl into a wooded area and stabbed her. Examining the growth of the online horror phenomenon, this book introduces unique attributes of digital culture and establishes a needed framework for studies of other Internet memes and mythologies.

About the authors

Shira Chess is Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunications at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia, USA.
Eric Newsom is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Central Missouri, USA.

Reviews

“This work covers much of the Slender Man, his birth and subsequent life online. It also looks hard at how modern tales are written, and the similarity with how tales were told and evolved in our past. … it is a worthy coverage of just how the internet is being used by us to enable the numinous corners of our consciousness.” (Trevor Pyne, Magonia Review of Books, The Magonia Blog, pelicanist.blogspot.co.uk, April, 2017)


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Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49852-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Man
Book Subtitle
The Development of an Internet Mythology
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49113-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137491138
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49852-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 143
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