Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2012

232 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719075940

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The wounds of nations

Horror cinema, historical trauma and national identity

Linnie Blake

Published by Manchester University Press

  • 1 This book is uniquely positioned in that it deploys trauma theory in its readings of recent horror cinema - offering an entirely new perspective on horror and providing Trauma Theory with a whole new field of filmic enquiry,
  • 2 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
  • 3 It ranges across cultures - from Japan to the US, Germany to the UK - but focusing in each case on popular and readily accessible films
  • 4 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