Posted by Laura Kremmel on March 28, 2013 in Reviews tagged with grotesque
Edwards, Justin and Rune Graulund. Grotesque (New Critical Idiom). Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2013.
With preoccupations with the body—body horror, the abject, disability studies, medical themes, etc—prevalent within the contemporary Gothic and Gothic studies as a whole, it is little surprise that one of Routledge’s upcoming New Critical Idiom books is devoted to the grotesque. This volume by Justin Edwards and Rune Graulund highlights the importance and potential of locating the power of bodies (and the literature that features them) in the vehicle of the grotesque and its many ma