Bordering on fear : a comparative literary study of horror fiction

@inproceedings{Ahmad2010BorderingOF,
  title={Bordering on fear : a comparative literary study of horror fiction},
  author={Aalya Ahmad},
  year={2010}
}
The emerging academic field of horror studies that has been mapped out by die work of cultural studies, film and feminist theorists tends to emphasize horror films while neglecting all but a handful of novels. Academic horror criticism, in producing theory, has also tended to ignore the role of horror fans. In literature, horror has become almost entirely subsumed under the category of the Gothic. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of the scholarship to date, this dissertation takes issue… Expand
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