Transnational Horror Cinema

Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque

Editors: Harvey, Sophia, Raphael, Raphael (Eds.)

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  • Explores the transnational character of horror and the excessive bodies that populate this global genre
  • Examines the manner in which the global grotesque stretches definitions of bodies, genre and nation
  • Takes a new approach to the way horror is addressed as a film genre
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This book broadens the frameworks by which horror is generally addressed. Rather than being constrained by psychoanalytical models of repression and castration, the volume embraces M.M. Bakhtin’s theory of the grotesque body. For Bakhtin, the grotesque body is always a political body, one that exceeds the boundaries and borders that seek to contain it, to make it behave and conform. This vital theoretical intervention allows Transnational Horror Cinema to widen its scope to the social and cultural work of these global bodies of excess and the economy of their grotesque exchanges. With this in mind, the authors consider these bodies’ potentials to explore and perhaps to explode rigid cultural scripts of embodiment, including gender, race, and ability.

About the authors


Sophia Siddique is Associate Professor in the Department of Film at Vassar College, USA. Her research interests include Singapore cultural studies; representations of trauma and memory in Cambodian, Indonesian and Thai cinema; and the impact of new media on Southeast Asia’s moving image culture. Sophia teaches film history, contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas and genres (horror and science fiction).

Raphael Raphael lectures at the Center for Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he is also Associate Editor of The Review of Disability Studies. He is co-editor of Transnational Stardom: International Celebrity in Film and Culture (2013). His film and media scholarship is also informed by his practice as digital artist.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58416-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Horror Cinema
Book Subtitle
Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque
Editors
  • Sophia Harvey
  • Raphael Raphael
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58417-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58417-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58416-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 246
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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