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Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Man: The Development of an Internet Mythology

  • Shira Chess
  • Eric Newsom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shira Chess, Eric Newsom
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  3. Shira Chess, Eric Newsom
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  4. Shira Chess, Eric Newsom
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  5. Shira Chess, Eric Newsom
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  6. Shira Chess, Eric Newsom
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  7. Shira Chess, Eric Newsom
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  8. Shira Chess, Eric Newsom
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-143

About this book

Introduction

The Slender Man entered the general popular consciousness in May 2014, when two young girls led a third girl into a wooded area and stabbed her. Examining the growth of the online horror phenomenon, this book introduces unique attributes of digital culture and establishes a needed framework for studies of other Internet memes and mythologies.

Keywords

The Slender Man slenderman digital culture digital folklore transmedia storytelling digital storytelling fan studies culture Internet Online

Authors and affiliations

  • Shira Chess
    • 1
  • Eric Newsom
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Central MissouriUSA

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