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Fairytale and Gothic Horror

Uncanny Transformations in Film

Authors: Hubner, Laura

  • Explores the links and divergences between fairytale and gothic horror as they are conveyed in film
  • Examines fairytale horror, motifs and themes – positioned within a cinematic context
  • Locates a distinctively cinematic gothic horror, a concept that both draws on and is distinct from literary and other artistic forms
  • Analyses the cultural and political functions of fairytale and gothic horror, and the levels of subversion or social conformity at the heart of the films
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About this book

This book explores the idiosyncratic effects generated as fairytale and gothic horror join, clash or merge in cinema. Identifying long-held traditions that have inspired this topical phenomenon, the book features close analysis of classical through to contemporary films. It begins by tracing fairytale and gothic origins and evolutions, examining the diverse ways these have been embraced and developed by cinema horror. It moves on to investigate films close up, locating fairytale horror, motifs and themes and a distinctively cinematic gothic horror. At the book’s core are recurring concerns including: the boundaries of the human; rational and irrational forces; fears and dreams; ‘the uncanny’ and transitions between the wilds and civilization. While chronology shapes the book, it is thematically driven, with an interest in the cultural and political functions of fairytale and gothic horror, and the levels of transgression or social conformity at the heart of the films.

About the authors

Laura Hubner is Reader in Film and Media at the University of Winchester, UK. She is author of The Films of Ingmar Bergman (2007), editor of Valuing Films (2011) and coeditor of Framing Film (2012) and The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture (2014). She recently contributed chapters to Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney (2015) and The Written Dead (2017).

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“Hubner’s lively and engaging work provides a vital re-examination of fairy tale and the gothic in cinema. The central contexts are explored authoritatively and in detail, taking in diverse fields of criticism, history and theory. These debates are framed around precise studies of key films, with the author’s skilful close analysis illuminating wider themes. This book represents numerous achievements and will be essential reading for anyone interested in fantasy, horror and film.” (James Walters, Head of Film and Creative Writing, University of Birmingham, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hubner, Laura

    Pages 1-12

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  • Fairytale Roots and Transformations

    Hubner, Laura

    Pages 13-41

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  • Gothic Transgression, Horror and Film

    Hubner, Laura

    Pages 43-73

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  • Rebecca Returns: Death and Renewal Beyond the Door

    Hubner, Laura

    Pages 75-115

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  • Encountering the Werewolf—Confronting the Self: On and Off the Path to The Company of Wolves

    Hubner, Laura

    Pages 117-157

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-39347-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-39346-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fairytale and Gothic Horror
Book Subtitle
Uncanny Transformations in Film
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39347-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-39347-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39346-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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