The Dark Side of British Horror Fiction: Politics, Taboos and Censorship

@article{Lzaro2017TheDS,
  title={The Dark Side of British Horror Fiction: Politics, Taboos and Censorship},
  author={Alberto L{\'a}zaro},
  journal={ELOPE},
  year={2017},
  volume={14},
  pages={69-81}
}
Nearly two and a half centuries have passed since the first British Gothic novels began to attract attention with their pages full of monstrous characters, excessive violence, explicit sexual content and all kinds of horrific scenes. For the most part, the reception of this type of literature has been very positive, though not exempt from controversies. This paper seeks to show how, beyond the alluring mystery, inventive plots and attraction of the dark side, British horror fiction appeals to… 
1 Citations

Figures from this paper

Understanding the Attraction: Prison Tourism and the Public Gaze
  • D. Urquhart
  • Sociology
    The British Journal of Criminology
  • 2021
Research undertaken in three decommissioned English prisons offers fresh insight into public attraction. Employing interviews with prison tourists, it reveals dark incentives rooted in historical

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 52 REFERENCES
In a Glass Darkly
Le Fanu was facinated by the occult, and his writings draw on the gothic tradition, Irish folklore and the social and political anxieites of his Anglo-Irish contemporaries. In exploring sometimes
Vision and Vacancy. The Fictions of J.S. Le Fanu
experience that is threatened by the rise of American-style individualism. The Ambassadors in particular is re-read in that light, but this framework tends to get looser in the discussion of The
The Clapham Sect: How Wilberforce's Circle Transformed Britain
The Clapham Sect was a group of evangelical Christians, prominent in England from about 1790 to 1830, who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and promoted missionary work at home and abroad. The
The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture@@@Masquerade and Gender: Disguise and Female Identity in Eighteenth-Century Fictions by Women
In essays on literary images of lesbianism from Defoe and Diderot to Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes, on the homosexual reputation of Marie Antoinette, on the lesbian writings of Anne Lister, Sylvia
Monk Lewis: A Critical Biography
Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), the English novelist, playwright, poet, and composer, is best known for his Gothic novel .The Monk. (1796). His literary endeavours included translations and
Sheridan Le Fanu
A fresh new reassessment of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-73), one of the bestselling Irish novelists of the mid-Victorian period, who is recognized today for his ghost stories and tales of
Romanticism and the Gothic : genre, reception, and canon formation
Acknowledgments List of abbreviations A note on the text Introduction: Romanticism's 'pageantry of fear' 1. Gothic, reception and production 2. Gothic and its contexts 3. 'Gross and violent
Coleridge's "Christabel" and Lefanu's "Carmilla"
SEVERAL years ago in a study of Coleridge's poem "Christabel"' I advanced the then novel theory that the unfinished tale is essentially a vampire story, one of the first and by far the subtlest of
Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979
Some of the films discussed in this book include: "Five Easy Pieces"; "Chinatown"; "Carnal Knowledge"; "Straw Dogs"; "A Clockwork Orange"; "Mean Streets"; "The Conversation"; "Nashville"; "Shampoo";
Lesbian Gothic: Transgressive Fictions
Introduction - Gothic and lesbian narrative the witch and rebellious feminity special visitation - the return of the repressed the vampire - transgressive sexuality the Gothic thriller.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...