WorldCat Identities

Diak, Nicholas 1982-

Works: 3 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 128 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PN1995.9.P37, 791.43658
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicholas Diak
The new peplum : essays on sword and sandal films and television programs since the 1990s by Nicholas Diak( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of new essays explores the neo-peplum phenomenon through a range of topics, including comic book adaptations like Hercules, the expansion of genre boundaries in Jupiter Ascending and John Carter, depictions of Romans and slaves in Spartacus, and The Eagle and Centurion as metaphors for America's involvement in the Iraq War"--
Horror literature from Gothic to post-modern : critical essays( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From shambling zombies to Gothic ghosts, horror has entertained thrill-seeking readers for centuries. A versatile literary genre, it offers commentary on societal issues, fresh insight into the everyday and moral tales disguised in haunting tropes and grotesque acts, with many stories worthy of critical appraisal. This collection of new essays takes in a range of topics, focusing on historic works such as Ann Radcliffe's Gaston de Blondeville (1826) and modern novels including Max Brooks' World War Z. Other contributions examine weird fiction, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Indigenous Australian monster mythology and horror in picture books for young children"--
Danza macabra : the reevaluation of Antonio Margheriti through his film Castle of Blood by Nicholas Diak( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Margheriti is an Italian film director who has not been the recipient of much academic or critical reassessment. Despite being a director for forty years, single handedly creating Italy's sci-fi genre, and being the first Italian director to make films critical of the Vietnam War, his contributions to Italian film canon are unrecognized. This thesis attempts to remedy this by examining one of his films, Castle of Blood, in order to set the foundation for future academic work on reassessing not only Antonio Margheriti, but other Italian genre directors as well. This thesis uses the vernacular film theory instead of the traditional auteur theory when analyzing Margheriti and Castle of Blood. The conclusions drawn from the thesis is that Castle of Blood is an important film in bridging the sexuality gap in Italy during the 1960s, despite a period of influence from the Christian Democratic Party who regulated much of the cinema. The effects of Castle of Blood of challenging sexual notions in Italian film cement Margheriti as an important director and worthy of additional reconsideration
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.62 (from 0.58 for Horror lit ... to 0.75 for Danza maca ...)

The new peplum : essays on sword and sandal films and television programs since the 1990s
Horror literature from Gothic to post-modern : critical essays