Limits of horror : technology, bodies, gothic /

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Author / Creator:Botting, Fred.
Imprint:Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2008.
Description:233 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Gothic revival (Literature) -- History and criticism.
Horror tales -- History and criticism.
Gothic novel.
Das @Grausige.
Gothic revival (Literature)
Horror tales.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780719077548 (hbk.)
0719077540 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-229) and index.
Summary:Fred Botting offers a major re-evaluation of the Gothic genre from the 18th century to the present, from leading figures in the field. He provides clear readings of contemporary literary, film, art and cultural texts alongside main Gothic figures (vampires, Frankenstein and ghosts).
Other form:Online version: Botting, Fred. Limits of horror. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2008
Summary:<p>Horror isn't what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars.</p> <p>The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last two hundred years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to fantasmagoria, film and video games) through which they are produced and consumed. Limits of Horror , moving from gothic to cybergothic, through technological modernity and across a range of literary, cinematic and popular cultural texts, critically examines these changes and the questions they pose for understanding contemporary culture and subjectivity.</p> <p>Re-examining key concepts such as the uncanny, the sublime, terror, shock and abjection in terms of their bodily and technological implications, this book advances current critical and theoretical debates on Gothic horror to propose a new theory of cultural production based on an extensive discussion of Freud's idea of the death drive.</p> Limits of Horror will appeal to students and academics in Literature, Film, Media and Cultural Studies and Cultural Theory.
Physical Description:233 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-229) and index.
ISBN:9780719077548 (hbk.)
0719077540 (hbk.)