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Horror and Religion

New Literary Approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality

Editor(s): Eleanor Beal Jon Greenaway

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: Horror Studies

July 2019224 pages216x138mm

Paperback - 9781786834409 eBook - epub - 9781786834423 eBook - mobi - 9781786834430 eBook - pdf - 9781786834416

About The Book

Horror and Religion is an edited collection of essays offering structured discussions of spiritual and theological conflicts in horror 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’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 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, this volume offers new perspectives on what we traditionally perceive as horrifying.

About the Editor(s)

Eleanor Beal

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.

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Jon Greenaway

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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