Lorna Piatti-Farnell's Consuming Gothic: Food and Horror in Film (Palgrave Gothic) PDF

By Lorna Piatti-Farnell

ISBN-10: 1137450509

ISBN-13: 9781137450500

This publication deals a severe research of the connection among meals and horror in post-1980 cinema. comparing where of intake inside of cinematic buildings, Piatti-Farnell analyses how probably traditional meals are re-evaluated within the Gothic framework of irrationality and wish. The advanced and infrequently ambiguous courting among foodstuff and horror attracts vital and inescapable connections to issues of disgust, starvation, abjection, violence, in addition to the sensationalisation of transgressive corporeality and vast pleasures. by way of meals intake inside of Gothic cinema, the e-book uncovers consuming as a metaphorical job of the self, the place the haunting psychology of the standard, the porous obstacles of the physique, and the uncanny limits of shopper identification collide. geared toward students, researchers, and scholars of the sphere, eating Gothic charts diversified manifestations of nutrients and horror in movie whereas opting for particular socio-political and cultural anxieties of up to date life.

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