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Contemporary Gothic and Horror Film

Author: Keith McDonald

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785277757

Category: Art

Page: 250

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This book looks at contemporary Gothic cinema within a transnational approach. With a focus on the aesthetic and philosophical roots which lie at the heart of the Gothic, the study invokes its literary as well as filmic forebears by exploring how these styles informed strands of the modern filmic Gothic: the ghost narrative, folk horror, the vampire movie, cosmic horror and, finally, the zombie film. In recent years, the concept of transnationalism has ‘trans’-cended its original boundaries, perhaps excessively in the minds of some. Originally defined in the wake of the rise of globalisation in the 1990s, as a way to study cinema beyond national boundaries, where the look and the story of a film reflected the input of more than one nation, or region, or culture. It was considered too confining to study national cinemas in an age of internationalization, witnessing the fusions of cultures, and post-colonialism, exile and diasporas. The concept allows us to appreciate the broader range of forces from a wider international perspective while at the same time also engaging with concepts of nationalism, identity and an acknowledgement of cinema itself.
Contemporary Gothic and Horror Film
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Keith McDonald, Wayne Johnson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher: Anthem Press

This book looks at contemporary Gothic cinema within a transnational approach. With a focus on the aesthetic and philosophical roots which lie at the heart of the Gothic, the study invokes its literary as well as filmic forebears by exploring how these styles informed strands of the modern filmic Gothic:
Contemporary Gothic and Horror Film
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Keith McDonald, Wayne Johnson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher: Anthem Press

This book looks at contemporary Gothic cinema within a transnational approach. With a focus on the aesthetic and philosophical roots which lie at the heart of the Gothic, the study invokes its literary as well as filmic forebears, by exploring how these styles informed strands of the modern filmic Gothic:
Body Gothic
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Xavier Aldana Reyes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-15 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

Since the mainstreaming of horror in the 1970s, journalists have warned against the dangers of increasingly explicit forms of violent entertainment. Xavier Aldana Reyes takes a very different stance in Body Gothic by celebrating the transgressive qualities of visceral texts. He considers relevant popular literary and filmic movements of the
Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Samantha Holland, Robert Shail, Steven Gerrard
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-13 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

This edited collection focuses on gender and contemporary horror in film, examining how and if representations of gender in horror have changed.
Gothic Afterlives
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-13 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Gothic Afterlives examines the intersections between contemporary Gothic horror and remakes scholarship from various disciplinary perspectives. The essays in the collection cover a wide range of transmedia examples, including literature, film, television, video games, and digital media reimaginings.