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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 61–80.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Eric D. Smith Following Paul Buhle's claims about the inherent utopianism of horror, this essay examines the popular film Daybreakers (2009) as a cultural response to the economic and biopolitical crises of the Great Recession. Ultimately retreating from the dark mirror of its compelling dystopian...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 23–24.
Published: 01 May 2021
... off an embankment. Her bloated corpse was discovered in the pale flush of daybreak, her veins blue- green glass under thin ribbons of light. Smoky clouds of tadpoles took refuge in her mouth, nostrils, ears. 5. Opening the Eyes and the Throat They erected a stone at the foot of the river, a smooth...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 57–60.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in Buhle’s essay (to which Smith explicitly refers in his concluding paragraph) in a highly original reading of the 2009 dystopian vampire film Daybreak- ers. Smith focuses in particular on the film’s figuration of contempo- rary biopolitical and economic crises through its treatment of its three...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 93–119.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of psychic vulnera- bility to imitation at play in what he disparagingly calls the herd or the crowd [Masse], which turns the modern ego into what he calls in Daybreak, a phantom of the ego [Phantom von Ego] (Nietzsche 1982: 61).5 I tried to show that this transformation of ego into a phantom...