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Horror Film and Affect : Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership (Hardcover) (Xavier Aldana Reyes)

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This book brings together various horror theories that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of moving images of mutilation and the ways in which human bodies are affected by those on the screen on three levels: representationally, emotionally and somatically. Aldana Reyes reads horror viewership as eminently carnal, and seeks to articulate an alternative model that understands the experience of feeling under corporeal threat as the genre’s main descriptor. Using recent, post-millennial examples throughout, the book also offers case studies of key films such asHostel,[REC], Martyrs or Ginger Snaps, and considers contemporary horror strands such as found footage or 3D horror.

Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism, Media Studies
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Film Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Xavier Aldana Reyes
Language: English
Street Date: February 24, 2016
TCIN: 50612552
UPC: 9780415749824
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-0650
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