Horror as pleasure : the aesthetics of horror fiction /

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Leffler, Yvonne.
Imprint:Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksell, c2000.
Description:302 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Horror tales -- History and criticism.
Horror in literature.
Horror films -- History and criticism.
Horror films.
Horror in literature.
Horror tales.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4525147
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-292) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Horror as genre: the concept and its problems
  • The horror story as an audience-orientated genre concept
  • The presentation of the study
  • Horror Fiction: A Historical Survey
  • Early horror fiction
  • Nineteenth-century horror figures and their reappearance
  • Two twentieth century and the horror film
  • The mass media horror fiction of the most recent decades
  • The Horror Story and Positive Emotional Response
  • Mimetic art as intellectual pleasure
  • The horror story in the discussion of the sublime
  • The horror story and repression
  • The entertainment qualities of the horror story
  • The Horror Story and the Structure of Mystery
  • The forward-pointing narrative technique
  • The mystery structure of the horror story
  • Mystery and order of narrative in the horror story
  • Narration and the narrated story
  • Focalisation and what is seen
  • Depicting the Terrifying and Unknown
  • The external depiction of the monster
  • The contradictory nature of the monster
  • The protagonist's confrontation with the menace
  • The monster as reflection of an inner state
  • The Horror Story and Emotive Narrative Technique
  • Identification and empathy
  • Genre expectations and anticipatory reading
  • The anticipation technique and the audience's position
  • Alternation between identification and observation
  • Fiction and Emotion
  • The relationship between fear and its object
  • Fiction and emotion
  • Fiction as a game of make-believe
  • Fiction as conceptualisation
  • Fiction as evaluative belief and conceptualisation
  • The relationship between emotion and object
  • The Horror Story and Audience Fright Reactions
  • Fiction as evaluation and mental image
  • The horror story in the aesthetic debate
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Fictional fear and its object
  • Forward-looking, genre-governed emotional involvement
  • Emotions and fictional emotions
  • The Horror Story as Aesthetic Pleasure
  • General aesthetic conditions
  • The well-known genre form
  • The enjoyable role-play.