By Fred Botting
Horror isn't really what it was once. Nor are its Gothic avatars.
The which means of monsters, vampires and ghosts has replaced considerably over the past 2 hundred years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to fantasmagoria, movie and games) in which they're produced and ate up. Limits of horror, relocating from gothic to cybergothic, via technological modernity and throughout a number literary, cinematic and well known cultural texts, significantly examines those adjustments and the questions they pose for figuring out modern tradition and subjectivity.
Re-examining key recommendations reminiscent of the uncanny, the chic, terror, surprise and abjection when it comes to their physically and technological implications, this publication advances present serious and theoretical debates on Gothic horror to suggest a brand new concept of cultural construction according to an intensive dialogue of Freud's thought of the loss of life drive.
Limits of horror will entice scholars and teachers in Literature, movie, Media and Cultural reviews and Cultural Theory.
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