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Blood-Suckers!: the concepts revisionist and anti-revisionist mythology introduced by the vampire- and werewolf-tetralogy Underworld (2003-2012)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2598-5542
2014 (English)In: Journal of Religion and Film, ISSN 1092-1311, Vol. 18, no 2, 9- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By undertaking a structuralist influenced analysis of the vampire- and werewolf-tetralogy Underworld the author argues for the usefulness of the concept “revisionist mythology” and “anti-revisionist mythology” in the study of the history of religion in general and in the study of popular mythology in specific. These concepts point to dramaturgical, but also ethical and ideological, changes within the world of commercial pop-mythological artefacts. The article focuses on certain aesthetic aspects of the tetralogy that unveil counter-cultural traits that might be labelled socialist. The article ends with speculations about the causes for the strong revisionistic and anti-revisionistic trends that are taking place in contemporary, popular mythological subcultures.

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2014. Vol. 18, no 2, 9- p.
Keyword [en]
Mythology, Film, Vampires, Werevolves, Myths
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Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34109OAI: diva2:715913
Available from: 2014-05-07 Created: 2014-05-07 Last updated: 2016-02-17Bibliographically approved

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