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), industrial (Das Ich), medieval (In Extremo) to EBM (:wumpscut:). These styles shared a preference for the German language and themes pertaining to darkness and melancholy, death and pain, religious and sexual deviation. The reasons for this Goth appropriation of German culture may be a combination of the country’s cultural heritage, its relation to the gothic genre and Germany’s military history. Bands like

in Globalgothic
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imposition of Western modernity and all that it entailed (Berry, 2007 : 107–8 ). In the case of South Korean gothic, Japanese influences were more significant than Western ones, especially as a rigid quota system severely limited the number of foreign films that could be shown during a year, along with the length of time they could be shown for. Owing to decades of military rule and a stagnant film industry

in Globalgothic
American gothic to globalgothic

towards the nation’s military-industrial complex. The most striking instance of the latter follows the discovery of two dead soldiers affiliated with the Project, as it prompts David and store clerk Ollie Weeks to compare them to American soldiers who collected human ears during the Vietnam War, and to Nazi war criminals (139). Nothing is offered to justify the excessive readings of the text’s paranoid

in Globalgothic
Medicine masculinity, same-sex desire and the Gothic in Teleny

particularly Hungarian, connections. 23 To compound Svengali’s ancestry in the ‘poisonous East’, Trilby receives an image of him ‘in the military uniform of his own Hungarian band’. 24 Vardalek, as his ‘Hungarian’ name implies, might well have his roots in that same country. In Stenbock’s tale, Vardalek preys exclusively on a young member of his own sex. In Trilby , although

in Queering the Gothic

imagery to dehumanise and demonise the Seminole tribe and justify his own military ruthlessness. 15 There are also similarities in strategy in terms of literary representations. In Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie (1827), William Fletcher describes Magawisca as a ‘captive’ from a ‘wolfish tribe [who] were killed or dislodged from their dens’; however, Sedgwick troubles the parallel between wolves and

in She-wolf
The Man in Black

ongoing war in Afghanistan set the play in the contemporary context, and Lucy Kirkwood’s play is a tale of the supernatural in a very ‘real’ military context, in the tradition of Ambrose Bierce’s uncanny short stories set in the American Civil War. ‘Bomber’s Moon’ is all the more effective for its convincing construction and characterisation of people at the frontline of the ‘War on Terror’. Just as

in Listen in terror
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India . In this respect, they mark a turning point in the surgeon’s mesmeric career, for his volume publication was in part prompted by his departure from the Calcutta hospital and his short period of participation in British military medicine on the Subcontinent. Prior to this point in Esdaile’s mesmeric career, his surgical subjects had been taken from the indigenous rather than the colonist community

in That devil's trick
Global ecoGothic and the world-ecology in Rana Dasgupta’s Tokyo Cancelled

as military-industrial nuclearization, petro-dependency and neo-imperialist devastation of Mesopotamian environments are manifested as uncanny returns of the repressed, storms of ‘monstrous excrescences, gothic or sublime’, is confined to contemporary films such as Magnolia (1999) and The Ice Storm (1997). 6 However, in this chapter, I will attempt to elaborate a

in Ecogothic
REC and the contemporary horror film

unlike the way memories are often rendered in home-video sequences. Similarly, the werewolf predators of the military gothic film Dog Soldiers ( 2002 ) are able to see in the dark, and their point of view is always rendered in grey-scale night vision cam shots. Although Blair Witch may be said to have initiated the hand-held camera trend in horror film, the first

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects
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Suicide and the Gothic in modern Japanese literature and culture

of General Nogi Maresuke, a historical figure who performed seppuku to follow Emperor Meiji to the grave and atone for a military mistake he had made thirty years before. It is also linked to the implied suicide of Sensei, whose decision to end his life is proclaimed in his final letter as the completion of an act of dying that began with his discovery of K.’s body. K.’s suicide speaks of his failure to reconcile emotional urges with strict philosophical and religious discipline. As Meredith McKinney observed, K. ‘in many ways embodies the old world’s strict

in Suicide and the Gothic