Writing Horror And The Body

Writing Horror And The Body

by Linda Badley
     
 

In this sequel to Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic, Badley examines horror fiction as a fantastic genre in which images of the body and the self are articulated and modified. Badley places horror fiction in its cultural context, drawing important connections to theories of gender and sexuality. As our culture places increasing importance on body image,

Overview

In this sequel to Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic, Badley examines horror fiction as a fantastic genre in which images of the body and the self are articulated and modified. Badley places horror fiction in its cultural context, drawing important connections to theories of gender and sexuality. As our culture places increasing importance on body image, horror fiction has provided a language for imagining the self in new ways—often as ungendered, transformed, or re-generated. Focusing on the works of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice, Badley approaches horror as a discourse that articulates the anxieties of our culture.

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In a sequel to her Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic (1995), Badley explores the work of three best-selling authors and scriptwriters as one of several discourses of the body that use the iconography of the monstrous to articulate the anxieties of the 1980s and to re-project the self. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313297168
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1996
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series , #51
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

LINDA BADLEY is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University./e She has published articles on fiction, film, poetry, and gender. She is author of Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic (Greenwood, 1995).

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