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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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Author
Subject
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
N$T
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1978-
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Marsden, Simon
Dewey number
809.3/08729
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3435
LC item number
.M37 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • Holy Spirit
  • Religion
Label
The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction : holy ghosts, Simon Marsden
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Spectres of the Sacred -- 2. Gothic Heresies -- 3. 'There were some stains that could not be removed': Adam Nevill and the Stain of Sin -- 4. Much Ado About Nothing: Peter Straub and Privation -- 5. William Peter Blatty and the Presence of the Absent Christ -- 6. 'Time to let go of all the old things': Justin Cronin's Radically Orthodox Christology -- 7. Sympathy for the Devil: Gothic Goes to Hell -- 8. The Sense of No Ending: (Re)Reading the Apocalyptic Stephen King -- 9. Conclusion: The Gothic Sacred.<conclusion: the="" fear="" of="" god.-="" bibliography
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 210 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319965710
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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com.springer.onix.9783319965710
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remote
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  • on1054128769
  • (OCoLC)1054128769
Label
The theological turn in contemporary Gothic fiction : holy ghosts, Simon Marsden
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Spectres of the Sacred -- 2. Gothic Heresies -- 3. 'There were some stains that could not be removed': Adam Nevill and the Stain of Sin -- 4. Much Ado About Nothing: Peter Straub and Privation -- 5. William Peter Blatty and the Presence of the Absent Christ -- 6. 'Time to let go of all the old things': Justin Cronin's Radically Orthodox Christology -- 7. Sympathy for the Devil: Gothic Goes to Hell -- 8. The Sense of No Ending: (Re)Reading the Apocalyptic Stephen King -- 9. Conclusion: The Gothic Sacred.<conclusion: the="" fear="" of="" god.-="" bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319965710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319965710
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1054128769
  • (OCoLC)1054128769

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