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The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Linnie Blake

Abstract

This book explores the ways in which the unashamedly disturbing conventions of international horror cinema allow audiences to engage with the traumatic legacy of the recent past in a manner that has serious implications for the ways in which we conceive of ourselves both as gendered individuals and as members of a particular nation-state. Exploring a wide range of stylistically distinctive and generically diverse film texts, its analysis ranges from the body horror of the American 1970s to the avant-garde proclivities of German Reunification horror, from the vengeful supernaturalism of recent ... More

Keywords: horror cinema, body horror, German Reunification, supernaturalism, post-Thatcherite masculinity, hillbilly horror, traumatic events, war, genocide, political change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780719075933
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.001.0001

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Linnie Blake, author

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