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Reading Rocky Horror

The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture

Authors: Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

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The first scholarly collection devoted to  The Rocky Horror Picture Show,  dissecting the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, genre studies, and film studies.

About the authors

Sarah Artt, Napier University, UK Kevin John Bozelka, DePaul University, USA Michael M. Chemers, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA Julian Cornell, New York University, USA Thomas G. Endres, University of Northern Colorado, USA Ben Hixon, University of Washington, USA Zachary Lamm, University of Illinois, USA Heather C. Levy, Independent Scholar Matthew A. Levy, Pacific Lutheran University, USA Liz Locke, University of Oklahoma, USA Sue Matheson, University College of the North, Canada Nicole Seymour, California State University, USA Kristina Watkins-Morming, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA

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"Reading Rocky Horror is as lively and imaginative as the legendary cult show and movie itself. The diversity of expertise collected by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock demonstrates just how widespread The Rocky Horror Show phenomenon has become, and how big its impact has been. The focus on Rocky Horror's mixing of genres, its wildly active audience reactions, and its sexual politics puts this collection at the centre of studying popular culture today. Reading Rocky Horror will please scholars and veterans of the cult alike, and is highly recommended to anyone interested in contemporary culture." - Ernest Mathijs, University of British Columbia, Canada

"Enlightened, witty, and perfectly attuned to all the requisite layerings and madnesses of its subject, this 'strange journey' is a must-read for any loyal fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or for anyone fascinated by cult film, the self-referentiality of our media culture, and screen innovations in comedy. Weinstock is an adept and cagey master of ceremonies, who brings this show into the light of analysis, with the help of his many eager collaborators, in countless valuable ways." - Murray Pomerance, author of The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction It’s Just a Jump to the Left

    Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

    Pages 1-13

  • “Drinking Those Moments When”

    Matheson, Sue

    Pages 17-34

  • Rocky Horror Glam Rock

    Cornell, Julian

    Pages 35-49

  • Reflections on the Self-reflexive Musical

    Artt, Sarah

    Pages 51-68

  • Heavy, Black, and Pendulous

    Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

    Pages 71-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Rocky Horror
Book Subtitle
The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61682-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230616820
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61232-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-52503-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37713-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 248
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