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The Resource The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction : holy ghosts, Simon Marsden

The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction : holy ghosts, Simon Marsden

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The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction : holy ghosts
Title
The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction
Title remainder
holy ghosts
Statement of responsibility
Simon Marsden
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Language
eng
Summary
This study examines theological themes and resonances in post-1970 Gothic fiction. It argues that contemporary Gothic is not simply a secularised genre, but rather one that engages creatively - and often subversively - with theological texts and traditions. This creative engagement is reflected in Gothic fiction?s exploration of theological concepts including sin and evil, Christology and the messianic, resurrection, eschatology and apocalypse. Through readings of fiction by Gothic and horror writers including Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, William Peter Blatty and others, this book demonstrates that Christianity continues to haunt the Gothic imagination and that the genre?s openness to the mysterious, numinous and non-rational opens space in which to explore religious beliefs and experiences less easily accessible to more overtly realist forms of representation. The book offers a new perspective on contemporary Gothic fiction that will be of interest to students and scholars of contemporary Gothic and of the relationship between literature and religion more generally
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1978-
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Marsden, Simon
Dewey number
813.0872909
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3435
LC item number
.M37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Theology in literature
  • American fiction
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • Theology in literature
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The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction : holy ghosts, Simon Marsden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-206) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1065402246
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9783319965703
Lccn
2018950887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065402246
Label
The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction : holy ghosts, Simon Marsden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1065402246
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9783319965703
Lccn
2018950887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065402246

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