Studies in the horror and gothic genres of Literature
Jamil Mustafa started the topic CFP: Gothic Terror, Gothic Horror, Lewis University, July 30-August 2, 2019 in the discussion Horror & Gothic Literature on MLA Commons 4 years, 4 months ago
Gothic Terror, Gothic Horror: 15th Conference of the International Gothic Association
July 30 – August 2, 2019, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Gothic writers from Ann Radcliffe to Stephen King have differentiated terror and horror: the former is intellectual, imminent, and escapable; the latter, visceral, immediate, and unavoidable. Terror ex…[Read more]
Bill Hughes deposited ‘Legally Recognised Undead’: Essence, Difference, and Assimilation in Daniel Waters’s Generation Dead in the group Horror & Gothic Literature on MLA Commons 5 years, 3 months ago
Vampire literature since Le Fanu at least has been conspicuously about ‘Otherness’, that crucial term of identity politics, and has thus rendered itself most obligingly to interpretation in terms of those politics—at least, since the rise of that paradigm in cultural analysis, it has been available to be read that way. Appearing deceptively human…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy replied to the topic Books/Articles Pertaining to Gothic/Horror Literature in the discussion Horror & Gothic Literature on MLA Commons 5 years, 5 months ago
I know there’s a lot of great work out there on this topic, but the first one that comes to mind is The Philosophy of Horror by Noël Carroll. I’ll update if/when I think of more.
Also- thanks for sharing those titles! I’m excited to check out Thacker’s work.