Horror Fiction in the Global South

Cultures, Narratives and Representations
Bloomsbury India (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 30. April 2021
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  • 224 Seiten
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Horror Fiction in the Global South: Cultures, Narratives, and Representations believes that the experiences of horror are not just individual but also/simultaneously cultural. Within this understanding, literary productions become rather potent sites for the relation of such experiences both on the individual and the cultural front. It's not coincidental, then, that either William Blatty's The Exorcist or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude become archetypes of the re-presentations of the way horror affects individuals placed inside different cultures. Such an affectation, though, is but a beginning of the ways in which the supernatural interacts with the human and gives rise to horror. Considering that almost all aspects of what we now designate as the Global North, and its concomitant, the Global South - political, historical, social, economic, cultural, and so on - function as different paradigms, the experiences of horror and their telling in stories become functionally different as well. Added to this are the variations that one nation or culture of the east has from another.
The present anthology of essays, in such a scheme of things, seeks to examine and demonstrate these cultural differences embedded in the impact that figures of horror and specters of the night have on the narrative imagination of storytellers from the Global South. If horror has an everyday presence in the phenomenal reality that Southern cultures subscribe to, it demands alternative phenomenology. The anthology allows scholars and connoisseurs of Horror to explore theoretical possibilities that may help address precisely such a need.
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978-93-90077-28-1 (9789390077281)
Ritwick Bhattacharjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi.

Saikat Ghosh is Professor at the Department of English, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi.
Introduction, Ritwick Bhattacharjee and Saikat Ghosh
1. The Spectral Witness in Contemporary Indian Horror Cinema, Anhiti Pattnaik
2. Conjuring an Atmosphere: A Study of Tumbbad as Folk Horror, Sakshi Dogra
3. Embodying Horror: Corporeal and Affective Dread in Junji Ito's Tomie, Shweta Khilnani
4. Feminine Sexuality and Sexual Trauma in Bengali Horror Fiction: The Emergence of the Goddess, Puja Sen Majumdar
5. The Horror of Heteronormativity: The Supernatural in Vijay Detha's A Double Life, Aina Singh.
6. Historical Time and Mythical Monsters: Negotiating of Mortality in MT Vasudevan Nair's 'Little Earthquakes', Meenu B.
7. Genres from the Orient: Instability in Shweta Taneja's Cult of Chaos, Samarth Singhal.
8. Funny Ghosts, Friendly Ghosts: A Study of How Indian English Pre-Teen Horror Fiction Turns Fear on its Head, Anurima Chanda.
9. Mythopoeia and Horror in the Global South: Reading Umpanyu Chatterjee's Fairy Tales at Fifty, Srinjoyee Dutta,
10. Spirits and Possessions, Rajarshi Bhattacharjee.
11. Oriental Vampires vs. British Imperialists: Looking into the Figure of the Vampire in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Richard Burton's Vikram and the Vampire, Meenakshi Sharma.
12. Monsters of the Caribbean: Haunting Histories and Haunted Bodies in The Rainmaker's Mistake and Soucouyant, Jarrel De Matas.
13. The Corporeality of Horror: Spectres of War Victims in the Post 2003 Gothic Narratives from Iraq, Sushrita Acharjee
14. Horror at the Margins: Phobic Essence and the 'Uncanny' Home in Contemporary Asian Gothic Literatures, Soumyarup Bhattacharjee.
15. Terror and Wartime Cosmologies in Liu Cixin, Krushna Dande.

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