9780415213554

The Horror Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415213554

  • ISBN10:

    041521355X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-30
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Blood-sucking vampires, serial killers, ghosts and ghouls, monsters and freaks--horror provides us with a way of imagining and classifying our world. Through 29 essays,The Horror Readerexplores the questions of what is evil and what is good; what is monstrous and what is "normal"; what can be seen and what should remain hidden. Covering classic gothic literature and spanning the history of horror in literature and film, it brings together essential writings on this most spectacular and controversial of genres. The range of topics is vast-from Edgar Allan Poe toFrankensteintoThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Contributors include Stephen D. Arata; Philip Brophy; Sue-Ellen Case; Terry Castle; Carol J. Clover; Joan Copjec; Barbara Creed; Teresa A. Goddu; Marie-Helene Huet; Graham Huggan; Leon Hunt; Tania Modleski; Jose Monleon; Franco Moretti; Paul O'Flinn; Fatimah Tobing Rony; Mary Russo; David Sanjek; Mark Seltzer; Elaine Showalter; Vivien Sobchack; Tzvetan Todorov; Gregory A.Waller; Patricia White; Jennifer Wicke; Elizabeth Young; Audrey Yue; and Slavoj Zizek.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
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Acknowledgements xi
Introduction: The Field of Horror 1(10)
Ken Gelder
PART ONE THE FANTASTIC
Introduction to Part One
11(3)
Ken Gelder
Definition of the Fantastic
14(6)
Tzvetan Todorov
1848: The Assault on Reason (Extract)
20(9)
Jose B. Monleon
Phantasmagoria and the Metaphorics of Modern Reverie (Extract)
29(23)
Terry Castle
PART TWO HORROR AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
Introduction to Part Two
49(3)
Ken Gelder
Vampires, Breast-Feeding, and Anxiety (Extract)
52(12)
Joan Copjec
Kristeva, Femininity, Abjection
64(7)
Barbara Creed
`In His Bold Gaze my Ruin is Writ Large' (Extract)
71(13)
Slavoj Zizek
PART THREE MONSTROSITIES
Introduction to Part Three
81(3)
Ken Gelder
Introduction to Monstrous Imagination
84(6)
Marie-Helene Huet
Freaks
90(7)
Mary Russo
The Serial Killer as a Type of Person (Extract)
97(17)
Mark Seltzer
PART FOUR MANY FRANKENSTEINS
Introduction to Part Four
111(3)
Ken Gelder
Production and Reproduction: The Case of Frankenstein (Extract)
114(14)
Paul O'Flinn
Here Comes the Bride: Wedding Gender and Race in Bride of Frankenstein (Extract)
128(20)
Elizabeth Young
PART FIVE READING THE KING VAMPIRE
Introduction to Part Five
145(3)
Ken Gelder
Dialectic of Fear (Extract)
148(13)
Franco Moretti
The Occidental Tourist: Dracula and the Anxiety of Reverse Colonization (Extract)
161(11)
Stephen D. Arata
Vampiric Typewriting: Dracula and Its Media (Extract)
172(18)
Jennifer Wicke
PART SIX QUEER HORROR
Introduction to Part Six
187(3)
Ken Gelder
Dr Jekyll's Closet (Extract)
190(8)
Elaine Showalter
Tracking the Vampire (Extract)
198(12)
Sue-Ellen Case
Female Spectator, Lesbian Specter: The Haunting (Extract)
210(18)
Patricia White
PART SEVEN ETHNIC MONSTERS
Introduction to Part Seven
225(3)
Ken Gelder
Vampires in Greece (Extract)
228(14)
Ken Gelder
King Kong and the Monster in Ethnographic Cinema (Extract)
242(14)
Fatimah Tobing Rony
PART EIGHT AMERICAN GOTHIC
Introduction to Part Eight
253(3)
Ken Gelder
Introduction to American Horrors (Extract)
256(9)
Gregory A. Waller
Introduction to American Gothic (Extract)
265(11)
Teresa A. Goddu
PART NINE READING SPLATTER/SLASHER CINEMA
Introduction to Part Nine
273(3)
Ken Gelder
Horrality - The Textuality of Contemporary Horror Films
276(9)
Philip Brophy
The Terror of Pleasure: The Contemporary Horror Film and Postmodern Theory
285(9)
Tania Modleski
Her Body, Himself (Extract)
294(20)
Carol J. Clover
PART TEN LOWBROW/LOW-BUDGET HORROR
Introduction to Part Ten
311(3)
Ken Gelder
Fans' Notes: The Horror Film Fanzine
314(10)
David Sanjek
A (Sadistic) Night at the Opera: Notes on the Italian Horror Film
324(12)
Leon Hunt
Revenge of the Leech Woman: On the Dread of Aging in a Low-Budget Horror Film
336(16)
Vivian Sobchack
PART ELEVEN NEW REGIONAL HORROR
Introduction to Part Eleven
349(3)
Ken Gelder
Ghost Stories, Bone Flutes, Cannibal Countermemory
352(12)
Graham Huggan
Preposterous Hong Kong Horror: Rouge's (Be) Hindsight and a (Sodomitical) Chinese Ghost Story
364(10)
Audrey Yue
Notes on contributors 374(5)
Bibliography 379(22)
Index 401

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