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A Typology of Genres of Fiction

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter summarizes some of the characteristic dimensions that produce emotions in visual fiction, and uses these dimensions to formulate a typology of prototypical emotion-producing genres. The ... More


Crime and Horror Fiction

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Crime fiction is a subgenre of canonical narratives. As a result of its narrative structure, it has a characteristic strong emphasis on cognitive control, compared with the typical canonical ... More


The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in 1932, The Mummy moved Universal horror away from the Gothic Europe of Dracula and Frankenstein and into a land of deserts, pyramids, and long-lost tombs. In doing so, the film continued a ... More


. Biography and Overview

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/9780853237655.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a biography of Ramsey Campbell who was born on January 4, 1946 in Liverpool, England. It is said that Ramsey Campbell's upbringing in an estranged family may have contributed to ... More


Sizing Up the Beast: What Horror Is, and How It Is Studied

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/9780190666507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Horror fiction has been a legitimate object of academic study for several decades now. There are many competing theoretical approaches to horror and the Gothic, but the most prevalent approaches are ... More


The First Interlude: The Dark Corners

Mike Ashley

in Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382608
eISBN:
9781786945457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Explores the reemergence of the horror fiction magazine following the success of writers like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, but now the emphasis was as much on the horrors of scientific development ... 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


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


Introduction: Horror, Fear, and Evolution

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/9780190666507.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Horror entertainment is paradoxically popular. It is one of the most consistently popular genres across media, yet it is designed to make audiences feel bad. An evolutionary perspective, one that ... More


Invisible Corporate Bodies

Stefan Andriopoulos

in Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the late nineteenth-century juridical debate about the demonic power of invisible corporate bodies. The strain of continental legal theory based on a modernization of Roman law ... 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


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


How Horror Works, II: Spooky Monsters, Scary Scenarios, and Terrified Characters

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/9780190666507.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The most effective monsters of horror fiction mirror ancestral dangers to exploit evolved fears. For most of human evolutionary history, we have faced threats in the domains of predation, conspecific ... 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


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