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Jungle Lords, Haunting Horrors, and the Big City

Aldo J. Regalado

in Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses how earlier heroic fiction developed in the immediate post-Civil War era and into the early twentieth century as republican modernity gave way to the industrial modernity. ... More


Science and Religion

Douglas Morrey

in Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Houellebecq's conception of life will be considered with reference to his little-discussed first-published work, a study of the American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, as well as in relation to his ... More


‘All Those Horrible, Slimy Things’

Michael Blyth

in In the Mouth of Madness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325406
eISBN:
9781800342293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325406.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates how John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1995) serves as a direct tribute to the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, examining how his influence shapes the narrative structure ... More


Lovecraft’s (Cthulhu) Mythos

Curtis D. Carbonell

in Dread Trident: Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Modern Fantastic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620573
eISBN:
9781789629644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620573.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This central chapter examines the importance of H.P. Lovecraft in how realized worlds are conceptualized in Dread Trident, especially within the context of TRPGs. It sees in Lovecraft, not just a ... More


. The Lovecraftian Fiction

S.T. Joshi

in Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237655
eISBN:
9781781380697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237655.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on Ramsey Campbell's horror fiction. It explains that some of Campbell's works were faithful to the cosmic perspective of Lovecraft's works. In ... More


A Brief Prehistory of Retroactive Continuity

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the “prehistory” of retroactive continuity, and its implementation in narratives that pre-exist its conceptualization as a term. It begins by discussing the transmission of ... More


The Spook by Science Fiction’s Door: Joanna Russ, Violence, and We Who Are About To …

Gwyneth Jones

in Joanna Russ

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042638
eISBN:
9780252051487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042638.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“The Spook by Science Fiction’s Door” discusses Joanna’s legendary “anger” and “aggression” in the light of the virulent male outrage her overtly feminist sf provoked, and the (covert) hostility to ... More


Fear Itself: Polio, Unemployment, and Other Things on the Doorstep

John Marsh

in The Emotional Life of the Great Depression

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847731
eISBN:
9780191882425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847731.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter begins with perhaps the most famous quotation to emerge from the Great Depression: Franklin Roosevelt’s assertion that the only thing Americans had to fear was fear itself, which sounds ... More


‘You Can Forget About Stephen King’

Michael Blyth

in In the Mouth of Madness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325406
eISBN:
9781800342293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325406.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates how the figure of Sutter Cane, the protagonist in John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1995), and his elevated celebrity persona, are very much a knowing homage to that ... More


Ramsey Campbell's Haunted Liverpool

Andy Sawyer

in Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310737
eISBN:
9781846314476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314476.013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the work of Ramsey Campbell, particularly the influence of H. P. Lovecraft. Campbell describes his debt to Lovecraft as one that progressed from surface imitation to ... More


A Very Sinister Doctor and a Cosmic Monster

Murray Leeder and Murray Leeder

in Halloween

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906733797
eISBN:
9781800342149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733797.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the character of Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers's psychiatrist. Loomis's only accomplishments in the film Halloween (1978) are entirely outside of his training as a ... More


Fictions: The Spaces of Literature after -Dimensions

Mark Blacklock

in The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension: Higher Spatial Thinking in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198755487
eISBN:
9780191816680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755487.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 6 considers how cultural conceptions of space had been shifted by higher spatial thought in its various forms and how this was reflected in the popular and literary fiction of the fin de ... More


The Monster Function

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 begins the second part of the book, “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).” Whereas the first part focused on the sensational address and direct stimulation of the horror viewer, gamer, and ... More


On Not Listening to Modernism

Julian Murphet

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Around the beginning of the twentieth century, there emerged an increasingly prevalent literary trope of a sound that cannot (or should not) be heard. This trope had its correlates in contemporary ... More


. Conjuring Tales

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

A legend complex consists of narratives, practices, and experiences that build upon and reinforce one another to encourage legend-tripping performances. Legend-trippers interpret any number of events ... More


Monsters Everywhere: A Very Brief Overview of American Horror

Mathias Clasen

in Why Horror Seduces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter gives an outline of the history of American horror across media, from prehistoric roots to postmodern slasher films and horror videogames. A specifically American literary horror ... More


. The Demons By Daylight Period

S.T. Joshi

in Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237655
eISBN:
9781781380697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237655.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how Ramsey Campbell broke free from the influence of H.P. Lovecraft through his work, the ‘Demons by Daylight’ (1973). His ‘The Childish Fear’ (1963), ‘An Offering to the Dead’ ... More


‘Isn’t He the Guy Who Writes that Horror Crap?’

Michael Blyth

in In the Mouth of Madness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325406
eISBN:
9781800342293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325406.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the various modes of self-reflexivity evident in John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1995), and how they are used to create meaning and subvert audience expectations. In ... More


Alien Visions

J.P. Telotte

in Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695262
eISBN:
9780190695309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695262.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter surveys animation’s depictions of aliens and alien worlds throughout the pre-war era, with an emphasis on two common approaches: depicting the other in a conventionally exotic manner and ... More


How Horror Works, I: The Evolution and Stimulation of Negative Emotion

Mathias Clasen

in Why Horror Seduces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Horror fiction exploits deep-seated psychological mechanisms that evolved over millions of years in response to threats in the environment. As Charles Darwin documented, our species, like all other ... More


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