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 waysoften 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.
|Series:||Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series , #51|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About 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).
Table of Contents
Flesh Made Word
The Sin Eater: Orality, Postliteracy, and the Early Stephen King
Stephen King Viewing the Body
Clive Barker Writing from the Body
Transfigured Vampires: Anne Rice