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English
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ENG2136
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Semester
Winter

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ENG 2136 FIC OF HORRORsturn und drangstorm and stressGothic Influencesgrave yard poetry talks about death and decay authors contemplate their own mortalityex The Grave Robert BlairGothic political themesanxiety about mobs absolute power and coercion of the individualGordon Riots 1778antiCatholicism control of property and the value that people have for ittransgression to go across transgress Breaking moral codes taboosmurder incest rape Pushing the limits of what is normal in novels Horror films are a prime example disintegrating or fluid boundaries social class starting to disappearcorpse theory Lorna Clymer corpse disturb us because they are an in between statusonce a real person but now decaying It was once alive but now is dead or not dead enoughI AM LEGENDbreaking away from the gothic vampire cult while keeping the folklore realoproblem with garlic sunlight hemorrhaging crucifixessomething came crawling out of the middle ages20th century science fiction way of explaining vampiressimilar to Frankenstein Neville is ordinary undistinguished features p 14orepresents you and me the readerocarries out mundane routine choresvery realistic writing less distancing compared to the Gothic writingowritten in 1954 but set in the 1970sreinvention of Last Man written in the 19th centuryowritten in 1826 very obscure written by Mary ShellyoSet in 2097 apocalypse style writing became really popular in 1950s because of the cold warcombines science fictions focus on the logically possible cold war and the horror focus on fear loathing and violenceracial anxietyoblack bastards equating the vampires with black peoplecivil rights movement
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