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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:
Body Gothic
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Xavier Aldana Reyes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-15 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

The gothic, particularly in its contemporary incarnations, is often constructed around largely disembodied concepts such as spectrality or the haunted. Body Gothic offers a counter-narrative that reinstates the importance of viscerality to the gothic mode. It argues that contemporary discourses surrounding our bodies are crucial to our understanding of the
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:
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.
Gothic Film
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Richard J. Hand
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-03 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This anthology explores the resilience and ubiquity of the Gothic in cinema from its earliest days to its most contemporary iterations.