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Why Horror Seduces

Mathias Clasen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explains the appeals and functions of horror entertainment by drawing on cutting-edge findings in the evolutionary social sciences, showing how the horror genre is a product of human ... More


A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

S. T. Joshi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312991
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

H. P. Lovecraft has come to be recognised as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. But how did a man who died in poverty, with no book of his stories published in his ... More


Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction

S. T. Joshi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237655
eISBN:
9781781380697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ramsey Campbell is one of the world's leading writers of supernatural stories, although he has received far less attention than other practitioners of the genre. This book provides a thematic rather ... More


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