Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Book

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction


  • Author : Miranda Corcoran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429560354

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Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the Dust Returned (2001), making it a creative project that spanned his adult life. Not only do the stories focus on a single familial unit, engaging with overlapping twentieth-century themes of family, identity and belonging, they were also unique in their time, interrogating post-war American ideologies of domestic unity while reinventing and softening gothic horror for the Baby Boomer generation. Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes. Essays included discuss the diverse ways in which the Elliott stories pose questions about difference and Otherness in America; engage with issues of gender, sexuality, and adolescence; and interrogate complex discourses surrounding history, identity, community, and the fantasy of family.

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Book

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction


  • Author : Miranda Corcoran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 0367210940

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Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Excerpt :

Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury's Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the Dust Returned (2001), making it a creative project that spanned his adult life. Not only do the stories focus on a single familial unit, engaging with overlapping twentieth-century themes of family, identity and belonging, they were also unique in their time, interrogating post-war American ideologies of domestic unity while reinventing and softening gothic horror for the Baby Boomer generation. Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes. Essays included discuss the diverse ways in which the Elliott stories pose questions about difference and Otherness in America; engage with issues of gender, sexuality, and adolescence; and interrogate complex discourses surrounding history, identity, community, and the fantasy of family.

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Book

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction


  • Author : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 1032236558

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Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Excerpt :

Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes.

Horror Fiction in the 20th Century  Exploring Literature s Most Chilling Genre Book

Horror Fiction in the 20th Century Exploring Literature s Most Chilling Genre


  • Author : Jess Nevins
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440862069

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Horror Fiction in the 20th Century Exploring Literature s Most Chilling Genre Excerpt :

Providing an indispensable resource for academics as well as readers interested in the evolution of horror fiction in the 20th century, this book provides a readable yet critical guide to global horror fiction and authors. Horror Fiction in the 20th Century encompasses the world of 20th-century horror literature and explores it in a critical but balanced fashion. Readers will be exposed to the world of horror literature, a truly global phenomenon during the 20th century. Beginning with the modern genre's roots in the 19th century, the book proceeds to cover 20th-century horror literature in all of its manifestations, whether in comics, pulps, paperbacks, hardcover novels, or mainstream magazines, and from every country that produced it. The major horror authors of the century receive their due, but the works of many authors who are less well-known or who have been forgotten are also described and analyzed. In addition to providing critical assessments and judgments of individual authors and works, the book describes the evolution of the genre and the major movements within it. Horror Fiction in the 20th Century stands out from its competitors and will be of interest to its readers because of its informed critical analysis, its unprecedented coverage of female authors and writers of color, and its concise historical overview. Covers both the best-known authors of horror literature and a large number of lesser-known or forgotten authors whose work would reward searching out by modern readers Is unprecedented in its coverage of international horror literature and includes dozens of authors whose horror fiction has never before been translated into English Covers the major 20th century developments and movements within horror literature in one volume, in a linear and chronological manner Is a corrective to decades of sexist, racist, colonialist, and provincial horror criticism

Discovering Classic Horror Fiction I Book

Discovering Classic Horror Fiction I


  • Author : Darrell Schweitzer
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 1992-12-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9781587150029

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Amputation in Literature and Film Book

Amputation in Literature and Film


  • Author : Erik Grayson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030743772

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Amputation in Literature and Film: Artificial Limbs, Prosthetic Relations, and the Semiotics of “Loss” explores the many ways in which literature and film have engaged with the subject of amputation. The scholars featured in this volume draw upon a wide variety of texts, both lesser-known and canonical, across historical periods and language traditions to interrogate the intersections of disability studies with social, political, cultural, and philosophical concerns. Whether focusing on ancient texts by Zhuangzi or Ovid, renaissance drama, folktales collected by the Brothers Grimm, novels or silent film, the chapters in this volume highlight the dialectics of “loss” and “gain” in narratives of amputation to encourage critical dialogue and forge an integrated, embodied understanding of experiences of impairment in which mind and body, metaphor and materiality, theory and politics are considered as interrelated and interacting aspects of disability and ability.

Discovering Modern Horror Fiction II Book

Discovering Modern Horror Fiction II


  • Author : Darrell Schweitzer
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 1988-12-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9781587150081

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Exploring Imaginary Worlds Book

Exploring Imaginary Worlds


  • Author : Mark J.P. Wolf
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429516061

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Exploring Imaginary Worlds Excerpt :

From The Brothers Karamazov to Star Trek to Twin Peaks, this collection explores a variety of different imaginary worlds both historic and contemporary. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, each essay looks at a particular imaginary world in-depth, and world-building issues associated with that world. Together, the essays explore the relationship between the worlds and the media in which they appear as they examine imaginary worlds in literature, television, film, computer games, and theatre, with many existing across multiple media simultaneously. The book argues that the media incarnation of a world affects world structure and poses unique obstacles to the act of world-building. The worlds discussed include Nazar, Barsetshire, Skotopogonievsk, the Vorkosigan Universe, Grover’s Corners, Gormenghast, Collinsport, Daventry, Dune, the Death Gate Cycle universe, Twin Peaks, and the Star Trek galaxy. A follow-up to Mark J. P. Wolf ’s field-defining book Building Imaginary Worlds, this collection will be of critical interest to students and scholars of popular culture, subcreation studies, transmedia studies, literature, and beyond.

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English Book

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English


  • Author : Sherri L. Brown
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442277489

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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English Excerpt :

The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

Revisiting Stephen King Book

Revisiting Stephen King


  • Author : Sharon A. Russell
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 0313317887

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Offers an examination of the works of the American horror writer.

Studying Horror Cinema Book

Studying Horror Cinema


  • Author : Bryan Turnock
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Horror films
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800347434

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Aimed at teachers and students new to the subject, this book is a comprehensive survey of the horror film genre from silent cinema to its twenty-first century resurgence. Structured as a series of thirteen case studies of easily accessible films, it covers the historical, production, and cultural context of each film, together with detailed textual analysis of key sequences. Sitting alongside such acknowledged classics as Psycho and Rosemary's Baby are analyses of influential non-English language films as Kwaidan, Bay of Blood, and Let the Right One In. The author concludes with a chapter on 2017's blockbuster It, the most financially successful horror film of all time.

The Body Horror Book Book

The Body Horror Book


  • Author : Claire Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1973983982

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The Body Horror Book Excerpt :

Drawing from horror visionaries such as Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, and Mark Powell, including introspective analysis of films such as 'Tusk,' 'The Fly,' 'Hellraiser,' and 'Eat,' The Body Horror Book is a non-fiction exploration of the monstrous aspect of the human form.By exploring the literary trope of the carnival and the grotesque, and how the state of cultural and political affairs dictate the monsters created within fiction and film, The body Horror Book is designed to educate, terrify, intrigue, and beguile, if you dare to enter the rabbit hole...."Insightful and downright entertaining, e Body Horror Book pierces the tenuous membrane between fiction and reality, exposing the fears we all have in common ... the horrors inflicted on the human body."- Bob Pastorella, reviewer at www.thisishorror.co.uk"If you only have time to read one book... make sure it's this book."- Brendon Meynell, President. Australasian Horror Writers Association Inc."Fascinating and accessible, the Body Horror Book is a strikingly diverse exploration of horror that is interested not simply in getting under your skin, but also in finding out just what you've got hiding under there."- William Tea, Ginger Nuts Of Horror '...a solid and thought-provoking production.'- Tabula Rassa Mag

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition Book

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition


  • Author : Neal Wyatt
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-07-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838917817

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The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition Excerpt :

Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

PopLit  PopCult and The X Files Book

PopLit PopCult and The X Files


  • Author : Jan Delasara
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786483327

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PopLit PopCult and The X Files Excerpt :

For six acclaimed seasons, FBI paranormal detectives Mulder and Scully have been chasing monsters and little green men and exposing government conspiracies, while espousing the mantras "trust no one" and "the truth is out there." This work takes a close look at the popular television series and shows how its style, character and narrative structure have continued to tease and please a wide viewing audience every week for six years. The first section examines the text of the series and the progression of its mythic story arc. This part also looks at the show's use of expressionistic techniques in both its visual and sound effects; the related tropes of self-reflexive humor, irony and the grotesque; and its ability to give the audience an occasional strong sensory jolt. The second section explores the context that has given rise to The X-Files phenomenon in the 1990s. The show's gothic horror tradition is established, and its contribution to the Zeitgeist of the 90s is also acknowledged.

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post Modern Book

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post Modern


  • Author : Michele Brittany
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-02-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476637914

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Horror Literature from Gothic to Post Modern Excerpt :

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.