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Published: 04 January 2011

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083655

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Limits of Horror

Technology, bodies, Gothic

Fred Botting

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers a major re-evaluation of Gothic genre from eighteenth-century to the present, from leading figure in the field Provides clear readings of contemporary literary, film, art and cultural texts alongside main Gothic figures (vampires, Frankenstein and ghosts) Contains careful critical explanations of key terms such as horror, the sublime, the uncanny, abjection, shock and death drive Develops a new, cogent theory of the role and significance of Gothic horror in contemporary culture (considering questions of machines, bodies, economy and aesthetics)

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