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Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Rina Arya and Nicholas Chare


The rich variety of essays in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture demonstrate that abjection as a concept continues to hold great value as an aid to cultural understanding and a prompt to critical reflection. They communicate the enduring power and relevance of the abject by explaining how it conveys ideas about aesthetic, social and moral conventions with regards to representation and viewing. Theories of the abject are key to understanding the contemporary. This is because abject art and literature are not bound to a particular period or geographical location. They ada ... More

Keywords: Abjection, Georges Bataille, Julia Kristeva, Abjection and the visual arts, Abjection and film, Abjection and theatre, Abjection and literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096280
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rina Arya, editor

Nicholas Chare, editor