The introductory chapter is written to help position the reader regarding the academic climate that saw the first edition of Hammer and Beyond materialise, to consider some of the book’s omissions, and to assess the state of British horror in the years immediately leading up to, and following, its publication.
Printing Terror places horror comics of the mid-twentieth century in dialogue with the anxieties of their age. It rejects the narrative of horror comics as inherently and necessarily subversive and explores, instead, the ways in which these texts manifest white male fears over America’s changing sociological landscape. It examines two eras: the pre-CCA period of the 1940s and 1950s, and the post-CCA era to 1975. The authors examine each of these periods through the lenses of war, gender, and race, demonstrating that horror comics are centred upon white male victimhood and the monstrosity of the gendered and/or racialised other. It is of interest to scholars of horror, comics studies, and American history. It is suitably accessible to be used in undergraduate classes.
’, The Irish journal of Gothic and horror studies , 5 ( 2008 ), no pagination. Available online at http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/Thevault.html . 10 Charles Robert Maturin, Melmoth the wanderer , ed. Douglas Grant, introd. Chris Baldick ( 1820 ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998 ), p. 539. Future references are to this edition and are
Companions to the Gothic’ series published by Edinburgh University Press. There are also several journals dedicated to the Gothic including the long standing Gothic Studies , published by Manchester University Press and Horror Studies , published by Intellect. There are also several online journals such as Gothic Fiction Studies , Diegesis , and the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies , to name but a few. Key critical publications on the Gothic from the 1980s include David Punter’s The Literature of Terror
primer on Barker's themes and metaphors. Linda Badley's excellent studies on horror fiction and film – Film, Horror and the Body Fantastic (1995) and Writing Horror and the Body: The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice ( 1996 ) – strongly emphasise Barker's influence in popular horror studies, prizing his reading of the body as a text in horror fiction, and equating his
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Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996) and P. Brantlinger’s Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830–1914 (New York: Cornell University Press, 1988). 4 Recent scholarship foregrounding the relationship between imperialism and the figure of the mummy includes K. MacFarlane, ‘Mummy knows best: knowledge and the unknowable in turn of the century mummy fiction’, Horror Studies, 1:1 (2010), 5–24; R. Luckhurst, The Mummy’s Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012); and B