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Steve Jones, ‘Torture Porn’, reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on November 25, 2013 in Reviews tagged with , , ,

Steve Jones, purchase Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, story 2013) When I started researching my doctoral thesis, which would include an extensive chapter on the workings of affect in torture porn, there was hardly any secondary material available on this recent horror subgenre. Later, as I started talking to colleagues and friends about my research, I was often asked why I had chosen such a grisly and bleak topic of study. There was even one particular instance where an academic challenged the cultural value of films such as Saw (Jame

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Animal Horror / Animal Gothic Film: CFP

Posted by Dale Townshend on November 14, 2013 in News tagged with

Animal Horror/Animal Gothic Film We invite proposals for the first book-length collection that explores the confrontation between the human and the animal in horror, remedy gothic and survival film. From Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) via The Edge (1997) to Piranha 3D (2010), viagra 40mg animal horror has charted the transformation of the domestic to the monstrous and uncanny, told stories of invasion and counter-invasion, collapsed and erected sexual and racial borders and explored the increasingly fraught relationship between human culture, human society and nature/Nature. We are interest

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Dare You? new anthology challenges notions of children’s gothic [Review]

Posted by Chloe Buckley on November 12, 2013 in News, Reviews tagged with , , , , , ,

Dare You: A Gothic Anthology by gifted young writers Edited by Charlotte Cubitt Publisher: RPA Young Publishers (Aug 2013) ISBN-10:0957698100 ISBN-13:978-0957698109 Review by Chloe Buckley Since its inception, gothic fiction has been at the heart of a debate about what is and isn’t appropriate reading material for the young. Even the earliest gothic novels were subject to plenty of criticism for exposing impressionable readers to the worst kind of vices and excess. In recent years, some of the terms in this debate have changed, but, as Dr. Catherine Spooner recently pointed

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CFP: Guillermo del Toro

Posted by Dale Townshend on November 11, 2013 in News tagged with ,

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting people currently involved in genre in its various expressions. He is an artist who embodies his art that comes as a result of his creative passions and deep reflection. One of the elements that make him so interesting is critical reflection on various elements that contribute to his approach at bringing genre to life. This includes his interests in monsters, sick myth, archetype, metaphor, Carl Jung, the paranormal, and even religion in the form of reactions against his Catholic upbringing. This volume will explore these and other facets that

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Exotic Gothic 4 Winner of World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology

Posted by Dale Townshend on November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized tagged with

On 3 November 2013, PS Publishing’s Postscripts #28/29: Exotic Gothic 4 won this year’s World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. The Gothic Imagination asked the anthology’s editor of new fiction, University of Stirling research postgraduate Danel Olson, how he chose the stories that went in. DO: Selection for this volume of twenty-five original neo-Gothic stories rested on five factors. First, I wanted to feature more voices that had never appeared in the series before, along with new countries as settings. Beyond that, I wanted more women to enter the series, because study af