The Gothic Vision: Three Centuries of Horror, Terror and Fear

The Gothic Vision: Three Centuries of Horror, Terror and Fear

by Dani Cavallaro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826456022

ISBN-13: 9780826456021

Pub. Date: 08/27/2002

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The Gothic Vision examines a broad range of tales of horror, terror, the uncanny and the supernatural, spanning the late-eighteenth century to the present, and of related theoretical approaches to the realm of dark writing. It argues that such narratives are objects for historical analysis, due to their implication in specific ideologies, while also focusing on the

Overview

The Gothic Vision examines a broad range of tales of horror, terror, the uncanny and the supernatural, spanning the late-eighteenth century to the present, and of related theoretical approaches to the realm of dark writing. It argues that such narratives are objects for historical analysis, due to their implication in specific ideologies, while also focusing on the recurrence over time of themes of physical and psychological disintegration, spectrality and monstrosity. This is an excellent overview of a genre that is increasingly studied in literature, film, and cultural studies courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826456021
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/27/2002
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
The Frame of Reference: Theoretical Debates on Horror, Terror and Fear1
Part 1Darkness
Introduction21
1Dark Places27
2Dark Times38
3Dark Psyches48
Part 2Haunting
Introduction61
4The Rhetoric of Haunting65
5Spectral Forms75
6Haunting Settings85
Part 3Narrative and the Self
Introduction97
7Words and Visions103
8Textual Identities113
9Storytelling as Therapy123
Part 4Child and Adult
Introduction135
10Families141
11The Abandoned Child150
12Childhood and Otherness160
Part 5Monstrosity
Introduction171
13Vampires179
14Hybrid and Grotesque Bodies190
15The Abject199
Epilogue207
References215
Index229

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