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Horror and Religion

New Literary Approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality

Horror and Religion

New Literary Approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality

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Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9781786834409
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 15/07/2019
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Horror and Religion is an edited collection of essays offering structured discussions of spiritual and theological conflicts in Horror fiction from the late-sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Contributors explore the various ways that horror and religion have interacted over themes of race and sexuality; the texts under discussion chart the way in which the religious imagination has been deployed over the course of Horror fiction's development, from a Gothic mode based in theological polemics to a more distinct genre in the twenty-first century that explores the afterlife of religion. Horror and Religion focuses on the Horror genre and its characteristics of the body, sexuality, trauma and race, and the essays explore how Horror fiction has shifted emphasis from anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism to incorporate less understood historical and theological issues, such as the 'Death of God' and the spiritual destabilisation of the secular. By confronting spiritual conflicts in Horror fiction, this volume offers new perspectives on what we traditionally perceive as horrifying.

Eleanor Beal, Jon Greenaway

Eleanor Beal is Lecturer in Film and Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is on the editorial board of the Dark Arts Journal, and is author of the monograph Post-Secular Gothic: Disenchantment and Re-enchantment in Contemporary Gothic Fictions. Jonathon Greenaway is Lecturer in Film and Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is co-founder and editor of the Dark Arts Journal, and is author of the monograph Theology, Horror, and Fiction: A Reading of the Gothic Nineteenth Century.

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