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Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Laura Helen Marks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book argues that pornographic film relies on a particular "Victorianness" in generating eroticism—a Gothic Victorianness that is monstrous and restrained, repressed but also perverse, static but ... 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


She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Hannah Priest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This edited collection explores the figure of the female werewolf in art, folklore, history, film, literature and gaming culture. Female werewolves are less prevalent in mythology and popular culture ... More


Frankenstein Reframed;: or, the Trouble with Prometheus

Elizabeth Bear

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The common interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a cautionary tale is not inaccurate but incomplete; Victor Frankenstein’s fatal choices are not in his desire for scientific knowledge, but ... More


Medical Men and Peeping Toms: Spectacles of Monstrosity and the Camera’s Corporeal Violations

Jessica Lake

in The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300214222
eISBN:
9780300225303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214222.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines cases in which a right to privacy was invoked by women to protest against violations of their bodies or the bodies of their newborn babies. This chapter offers a history of the ... More


Teen Terrors: Race, Gender, and Horrifying Girlhood in

Janani Subramanian and Jorie Lagerwey

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Shifting the focus from zombie epidemics in books to vampire invasions on the small screen, Subramanian and Lagerwey contemplate the “raced and gendered contradictions of postfeminist girl culture” ... More


Let the Games Begin: Hybrid Horror in Trilogy

Emily L. Hiltz

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines Suzanne Collins’s monstrous “mutts” in her phenomenally popular series The Hunger Games. Hiltz is especially interested in Collins’s characterization of human-animal hybrids, ... More


‘In that Egyptian den’: situating The Beetle within the fin-de-siècle fiction of Gothic Egypt

Ailise Bulfin

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the relationship between Marsh’s bestselling novel of Egyptian malevolence, The Beetle: A Mystery (1897), and a subgenre of Gothic Egyptian fiction which developed partially in ... 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


Sisterhood is monstrous: Gothic imagery in Dutch feminist fiction

Agnes Andeweg

in Gothic kinship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088605
eISBN:
9781781707203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088605.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In chapter 7, Agnes Andeweg focuses on the Gothic dimensions of sisterhood in Dutch feminist fiction. Renate Dorrestein’s (1954) fictional autobiography Het perpetuum mobile van de liefde (The ... More


Faces of Abjectivity: The Uncanny Mystique and Transsexuality

Dorian L. Alexander

in Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818805
eISBN:
9781496818843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Raven Darkholme, also called Mystique, first appeared in Ms. Marvel #16 in 1978, beginning a long career in Marvel comics as a character of suspect alliances and shadowy glamour, a complex mixture of ... More


“Superpowers Don’t Always Make You a Superhero”: Posthuman Possibilities in Michael Grant’s Gone Series

Patricia Kennon

in Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Michael Grant’s popular Gone series, as Patricia Kennan argues, is mostly a failed attempt at exploring posthuman possibilities. As characters under the age of 15 are trapped under a city-wide dome ... More


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