Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2008

232 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719075933

Bookseller Code (06)

The Wounds of Nations

Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Linnie Blake

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Appeals to a broader audience than would be the case with a single nation study whilst its insistently popular focus (we're talking films like The Ring here) makes its more theoretically or politically complex points more readily accessible
  • It brings a new theoretical orientation and political seriousness to the burgeoning study of horror that has the capacity to take studies of the genre in a whole new direction
  • It ranges across cultures - from Japan to the US, Germany to the UK - but focusing in each case on popular and readily accessible films

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