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The Religion of Blood and Myth: William Faulkner’s and Camilo José Cela’s Modern Subjects

Brittany Powell Kennedy

in Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on this struggle to perform a coded national exceptionality as main characters in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Camilo José Cela’s La familia de Pascual Duarte attempt ... More


Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects explores Gothic, monstrosity, spectrality and media forms and technologies (music, fiction's engagements with photography/ cinema, film, magic practice and new ... More


Curating time

Ian Wedde

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Many of the chapters in this book engage with issues of time and temporality, either explicitly or indirectly. The linear or progressive time implied by the neologism ‘curatopia’ can and should be ... More


Haunting: The Ghostly Presence of the Terror

Ronen Steinberg (ed.)

in The Afterlives of the Terror: Facing the Legacies of Mass Violence in Postrevolutionary France

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739248
eISBN:
9781501739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739248.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ongoing presence of the Terror in post-revolutionary social and cultural life. In spite of the effort to leave the Terror behind – an effort that has been explored in the ... More


Horror Time

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Horror Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores duration and the time-image of the horror film. The cinematic image moves across time in a complex trajectory. The apparatus of cinema manipulates and melds past, present and ... More


What is An Essay? Thirteen Answers from Virginia Woolf

Thomas Karshan

in On Essays: Montaigne to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198707868
eISBN:
9780191779008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198707868.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In her 1927 essay ‘Street-Haunting’, Virginia Woolf rambles across the history of the essay, realizing various metaphors which the essay has offered for itself. Being miscellaneous and ... More


Reading the revenant in Charlotte Brontë’s literary afterlives: charting the path from the ‘silent country’ to the seance

Amber Pouliot

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the reasons for the Brontës’ longstanding connection with haunting and the supernatural, and how this has been intertwined with processes of fictionalisation. Focusing on ... More


Introduction: monstrous media/spectral subjects

Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Monsters and spectres might seem to be opposites: one embodied, tangible, chthonic; the other incorporeal, insubstantial and ethereal. They may conjure different fears too: horror, visceral shock and ... More


The Gothic House: Problematising the National Space

Ann Davies

in Contemporary Spanish Gothic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474402996
eISBN:
9781474426732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402996.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the use of haunted houses in contemporary Spanish films, drawing on spatial conceptions of the Gothic and in particular the argument posited by David Punter and Glennis Byron ... More


‘I’m not in that thing you know … I’m remote. I’m in the cloud’: networked spectrality in Charlie Brooker’s ‘Be Right Back’

Neal Kirk

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

‘Be Right Back’ (Black Mirror 2011-ongoing) fictionalises the possibility of reconstructing a deceased loved one based on posts to online social media sites as a means of managing grief. This chapter ... More


The Incontinent City: Sewers, Disgust and Liminality

Haewon Hwang

in London's Underground Spaces: Representing the Victorian City, 1840-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676071
eISBN:
9780748693818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676071.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The first chapter on the sewers links the construction of the first underground drainage system with the sanitary discourse of ‘circulation’ that removed human waste from the city centre in an ... More


Ethno-gothic: Repurposing Genre in Contemporary American Literature

Arthur Redding

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter notes how traditional American gothic literature has been largely motivated by racial dread and fears of miscegenation. It then argues that many contemporary ethno-fiction writers ... More


“Street Haunting,” Commodity Culture, and the Woman Artist

Kathryn Simpson

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines “Street Haunting: A London Adventure” (1927) in the light of commodity culture and the woman artist. It argues that, although the essay is structured around four transactions, ... More


The Streets of London: Virginia Woolf’s Development of a Pedagogical Style

Beth Rigel Daugherty

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses how most of Woolf's essays are pedagogical in style, even when they are not so in content. Virginia Stephen's home schooling taught her about gender isolation and its impact on ... More


Cross-border Implications: Transnational Haunting, Gender and the Persistent Look of The Eye

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Eye (Gin Gwai, 2002) and its two sequels (2004, 2005) deal with pan-Asian film production, gender, and identity. The films seem to embrace a transnational outlook that that fits a shared ... More


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