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 2 weeks ago
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 11 months, 3 weeks 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]
Sarah Snyder replied to the topic Books/Articles Pertaining to Gothic/Horror Literature in the discussion Horror & Gothic Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Thank you so much for the recommendation! I’ve really only just begun getting involved in active research other than just drowning myself in novels, so this is a new adventure for me.
Caitlin Duffy replied to the topic Books/Articles Pertaining to Gothic/Horror Literature in the discussion Horror & Gothic Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 2 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.
Sarah Snyder started the topic Books/Articles Pertaining to Gothic/Horror Literature in the discussion Horror & Gothic Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Currently, I am working on a paper for a presentation in February that focuses on Gothic literature and the idea of elsewhere.
I have bought three books to see if it could offer any insight on the topic at hand: The Spectacle of the Void by David Peak, In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy Vol. I by Eugene Thacker, and Starry…[Read more]