Horror Fiction: An Introduction (Literary Genres)

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This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series focuses on genres such asScience Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime, and the other focuses on movements or styles often associated with historicaland cultural locations—Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.Authors covered in this volume includeWilliam Peter Blatty, Ira Levine, BramStoker, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter,Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Anne Rice,and Washington Irving.

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Gina Wisker is Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton where she teaches literature and manages educational development. Gina researches and writes on postcolonial, contemporary and genre fictions and specialises in contemporary women's writing.

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"The latest in the Continuum Studies in Literary Genreseries, Horror Fiction: An Introduction follows the same nine-pointstructure as other volumes: a broad definition of essential elements of thegenre, timeline of historical developments, critical concerns to keep in mingwhile reading, detailed readings of key texts, extensive analysis of majorthemes and issues, guidelines for further study, a summary of the most widelynoted criticism in the field, a glossary of terms, and an annotated, criticalreading list... A superb basic study text for novice literature students, oradvanced literature students who are new to the horror genre."- LibraryBookwatch, February 2006
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"This new book is aimed at the many literary courses on media and undergraduates who need a one-top introduction to both the film and fiction of the horror genre. Each of the sections is broken down into smaller subsections that deal with diverse stories such as domestic horror." —Times Higher Education Supplement, May 2006

"Its value is in its discussions of women writers (often minor ones) and feminist and queer theory...it may be of value to those who are already well acquainted with the field for its stress on feminist and queer theory and on lesser-known female writers." —Roger C. Schlobin, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 18.3

“The latest in the Continuum Studies in Literary Genreseries, Horror Fiction: An Introduction follows the same nine-pointstructure as other volumes: a broad definition of essential elements of thegenre, timeline of historical developments, critical concerns to keep in mingwhile reading, detailed readings of key texts, extensive analysis of majorthemes and issues, guidelines for further study, a summary of the most widelynoted criticism in the field, a glossary of terms, and an annotated, criticalreading list... A superb basic study text for novice literature students, oradvanced literature students who are new to the horror genre.”- LibraryBookwatch, February 2006
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“This new book is aimed at the many literary courses on media and undergraduates who need a one-top introduction to both the film and fiction of the horror genre. Each of the sections is broken down into smaller subsections that deal with diverse stories such as domestic horror.” –Times Higher Education Supplement, May 2006

“Its value is in its discussions of women writers (often minor ones) and feminist and queer theory...it may be of value to those who are already well acquainted with the field for its stress on feminist and queer theory and on lesser-known female writers.” –Roger C. Schlobin, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 18.3

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