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Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Fred Botting

Abstract

Horror is not what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars. The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last 200 years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to fantasmagoria, film and video games) through which they are produced and consumed. This book, moving from gothic to cybergothic, through technological modernity and across a range of literary, cinematic and popular cultural texts, critically examines these changes and the questions they pose for understanding contemporary culture and subjectivity. Re-examining key concepts such as the uncanny, the s ... More

Keywords: death drive, Gothic horror, uncanny, sublime, terror, fantasmagoria, abjection, video games, cybergothic, cultural production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077548
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.001.0001

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Fred Botting, author

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