Clive Barker: Dark imaginer

Clive Barker: Dark imaginer

by Sorcha Ni Fhlainn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526135698
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sorcha Ni Fhlainn is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Literature, and a founding member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'To darken the day and brighten the night': Clive Barker, dark imaginer Sorcha Ní Fhlainn
Part I: Origins
1. 'Visions of another albion': the Books of Blood and the horror of 1980s Britain Darryl Jones
2. 'Marks of weakness, marks of woe': the Books of Blood and the transformation of the weird Kevin Corstorphine
3. When fantasy becomes reality: social commentary of 1980s Britain in Clive Barker's Weaveworld Edward Timothy Wallington
Part II: Screening Barker
4. The joyless magic of Lord of Illusions Harvey O'Brien
5. Drawing (to) fear and horror: into the frame of Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train and Dread comic and film adaptations Bernard Perron
6. Beauty, pain and desire: gothic aesthetics and feminine identification in the filmic adaptations of Clive Barker Brigid Cherry
Part III: Labyrinths of desire
7. Clive Barker's queer monsters: exploring transgression, sexuality and the other Mark Richard Adams
8. Breaking through the canvas: towards a definition of (meta)cultural blackness in the fantasies of Clive Barker Tony M. Vinci
9. 'A far more physical experience than the cinema affords': Clive Barker's Halloween Horror Nights and brand authorship Gareth James
Part IV: Legacy
10. 'What price wonderland?': Clive Barker and the spectre of realism Daragh Downes
11. Clive Barker's late (anti-)horror fiction: Tortured Souls and Mister B. Gone's new myths of the flesh Xavier Aldana Reyes
12. The Devil and Clive Barker: Faustian bargains and gothic filigree Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

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