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240 Pages | Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526127181


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Dangerous bodies

Historicising the gothic corporeal

First Edition

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Carries out the first survey of the relationship between war and vampirism from the Crimean War up to the Vietnam War with new connections and insights which map out a new subgenre of War Gothic
  • Contains original readings of canonical Gothic literary and film texts including The Castle of Otranto, The Monk, Frankenstein, Dracula and Nosferatu with new provocative biographical material relating to their authors
  • Makes a genuine contribution to our understanding of the ways in which Gothic literature and film reflect real-life horror, providing innovative insights into the relationship between literature and history
  • Plots the history and development in Gothic literature and film of the demonised body through the vampire, ghost, demonic stigmatic and man-made monster, with reference to Catholics, slaves, femmes fatales, Jews and soldiers
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