9781607327806-1607327805-Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet

Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet

ISBN-13: 9781607327806
ISBN-10: 1607327805
Edition: 1
Author: Blank, Trevor J., McNeill, Lynne S.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781607327806
ISBN-10: 1607327805
Edition: 1
Author: Blank, Trevor J., McNeill, Lynne S.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Blank, Trevor J., McNeill, Lynne S. wrote Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet comprising 216 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1607327805 and 9781607327806. Since then Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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The essays in this volume explore the menacing figure of Slender Man--the blank-faced, long-limbed bogeyman born of a 2009 Photoshop contest who has appeared in countless horror stories circulated on- and offline among children and young people. Slender Man is arguably the best-known example in circulation of "creepypasta," a genre derived from "copypasta," which in turn derived from the phrase "copy/paste."

As narrative texts are copied across online forums, they undergo modification, annotation, and reinterpretation by new posters in a folkloric process of repetition and variation. Though by definition legends deal largely with belief and possibility, the crowdsourced mythos behind creepypasta and Slender Man suggests a distinct awareness of fabrication. Slender Man is therefore a new kind of creation: one intentionally created as a fiction but with the look and feel of legend.

Slender Man Is Coming offers an unprecedented folkloristic take on Slender Man, analyzing him within the framework of contemporary legend studies, "creepypastas," folk belief, and children's culture. This first folkloric examination of the phenomenon of Slender Man is a must-read for anyone interested in folklore, horror, urban legends, new media, or digital cultures.

Contributors: Timothy H. Evans, Andrea Kitta, Mikel J. Koven, Paul Manning, Andrew Peck, Jeffrey A. Tolbert, Elizabeth Tucker

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