Supernatural Humanity and the Soul

This book contextualizes Supernatural within the renaissance of the fantastic in pop culture and traces its roots in folklore and Biblical narrative.

Supernatural  Humanity  and the Soul

Through nine seasons the TV show Supernatural has delved into social, philosophical, literary, and theological themes that not only add depth to the show, but reflect our era's intellectual concerns. This book contextualizes Supernatural within the renaissance of the fantastic in pop culture and traces its roots in folklore and Biblical narrative.

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Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Susan A. George
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-03 - Publisher: Springer

Through nine seasons the TV show Supernatural has delved into social, philosophical, literary, and theological themes that not only add depth to the show, but reflect our era's intellectual concerns. This book contextualizes Supernatural within the renaissance of the fantastic in pop culture and traces its roots in folklore and
Death in Supernatural
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Amanda Taylor, Susan Nylander
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-12 - Publisher: McFarland

Over 14 seasons, television’s Supernatural has developed a devoted following of both fans and scholars. The show has addressed big issues, including perhaps the biggest—death. This collection of new essays examines how death is represented and personified in the series, and how grief is processed in American society. Contributors discuss
A Supernatural Politics
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Lisa Macklem, Dominick Grace
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-19 - Publisher: McFarland

What makes a horror television drama interesting? Like any other drama, it is often the character development or plot, and this certainly applies to the dramatically-resonant Supernatural and its beloved characters. However, Supernatural has achieved a dedicated fandom and a record-breaking 15-season run by skillfully engaging with the social reality
Divine Programming
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Charlotte E. Howell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

From the mid-90s to the present, television drama with religious content has come to reflect the growing cultural divide between white middle-America and concentrated urban elites. As author Charlotte E. Howell argues in this book, by 2016, television narratives of white Christianity had become entirely disconnected from the religion they
Supernatural Out of the Box
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Lisa Macklem, Dominick Grace
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-31 - Publisher: McFarland

Supernatural is one of the most successful horror TV shows ever, providing fifteen seasons of the adventures of Dean and Sam Winchester as they hunt monsters and save the world. It has nurtured a passionate fan base, which has been far more directly integrated into the show than is typical.