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Transnational Horror Across Visual Media

Fragmented Bodies

Dana Och (University of Pittsburgh, USA) Kirsten Strayer (University of Pittsburgh, USA)



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05 February 2018
Film & movie: styles & genres; Media studies
This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnational media texts. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is characterized by its ability to be simultaneously aware of the local while able to permeate national boundaries, to function on both regional and international registers. The essays here explore political models and allegories, questions of cult or subcultural media and their distribution practices, the relationship between regional or cultural networks, and the legibility of international horror iconography across distinct media. The book underscores how a discussion of contemporary international horror is not only about genre but about how genre can inform theories of visual cultures and the increasing permeability of their borders.
Edited by:   Dana Och (University of Pittsburgh USA), Kirsten Strayer (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781138549005
ISBN 10:   1138549002
Series:   Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Pages:   268
Publication Date:   05 February 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dana Och is a Lecturer in English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She has recently published in Irish Cinema in International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, and in a previous anthology in Genre in Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism by Routledge Press. Kirsten Strayer is a Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. She has recently published in various anthologies and in Literature/Film Quarterly.

Reviews for Transnational Horror Across Visual Media: Fragmented Bodies

'Interdisciplinary in scope, wide-ranging in subject matter, this volume serves as a model for contemporary ways of thinking about horror cinema. Summing Up: Highly recommended' - K J. Wetmore Jr., Loyola Marymount University in CHOICE, Vol. 51 No. 09

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