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Body Gothic

Corporeal Transgression in Contemporary Literature and Horror Film

Distributed for University of Wales Press

Body Gothic

Corporeal Transgression in Contemporary Literature and Horror Film

Ever since horror became wildly popular in the 1970s, journalists have warned against the dangers of increasingly explicit forms of violent entertainment. Xavier Aldana Reyes takes a different stance in Body Gothic, celebrating the transgressive qualities of this genre. Reyes considers relevant popular literary and filmic movements of the past three decades and reads them as updates in a long gothic tradition that goes back to the eighteenth century. Body Gothic contains case studies of key texts in splatterpunk, body horror, the new avant-pulp, the slaughterhouse novel, torture porn, and surgical horror.

252 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2014

Gothic Literary Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: From Gothic Bodies to Body Gothic

1. Splatterpunk

2. Body Horror

3. The New Avant-pulp

4. The Slaughterhouse Novel

5. Torture Porn

6. Surgical Horror

Conclusion: Corporeal Readings

Notes

Works Cited

Filmography

Index

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