Fear within Melting Boundaries
Edited by Lee Baxter and Paula Brăescu
This volume is comprised of a group of essays presented at the 4th Global Conference on Fear, Horror & Terror. Employing interdisciplinary approaches, this volume is comprised of works ranging from film, gaming and literary analysis to history, (geo)political, and social sciences utilizing an assortment of theoretical approaches.
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Key Words: Geographical landscapes, film, music, literature, art, death, binaries, aesthetics, rhetoric, Nazi, Holocaust, trauma, disease, society, politics, dictatorships, military, paranoia, art-horror, video gaming, vampire, abject, technology, disability, narrative, performance management, fantasy/reality, parody, memory, fear, horror, and terror..
Lee Baxter and Paula Brăescu
Part I Literary Fears and Melting Boundaries
Kafka’s Penal Colony: A Vibrating Human Machine for the Production of Fear
Pervading Moods of Fear and Terror: Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories
Terrible Absences, Horrible Presences: Phantasmagorias of Childhood in the
British Modernist and Postmodernist Short Story
Maria Casado Villanueva
Antonin Artaud and Samuel Beckett: The Scream as Fearful Response
The Image of the Tiger as the Expression of Fear and Power in the Russian and the Japanese Literature
The Monstrous Feminine: Confronting the Horror of Female Fecundity in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve
The Salesman, the Book Thief and the Book Sellers’ Son: Horrific Voices in
Australian Holocaust Literature
Part II Film Transgressions: Assorted Discussions about FHT
I Fear What I Hear: The Expression of Horror in Film Music
Cryptography as Living Death: The Horrors of Rupture or Totality?
Batman: The Dark Knight: The Joker’s Pursuit of Justice in an Unjust World
The Stigma of Being Harry Potter
Jodie S. Brown
Very Unnatural Ladies: Vampyres as Gothic Parody
Jay Daniel Thompson
Art-Horror and Natural Horror: What’s the Difference?
Part III Government Bodies Generating Fear
Medicalization of Nazi Ideology
The Rule of Fear: Political Thinking in the Age of Terror
Bjørn Yngve Tollefsen
Accounting for the Role of Fear in Performance Management
Social Workers’ Fears and the Risks for Safeguarding Vulnerable Children
An Inhuman Eco-Limit: Fear and Social- Spatial Segregation
Natália De’ Carli and Mariano Pérez Humanes
Militarisation of Urban Space as Context of Fear, Horror and Terror
Representations of Disease and Threat: The Case of Swine Flu in Greece
and in Cyprus
About the Editors
Lee Baxter, is a Graduate Candidate at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Canada, where she is researching and writing her dissertation. She approaches her research of American Gothic and Horror narratives through trauma strudies.
Paula Brăescu is a PhD student at the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Romania. Her research is on fear and risk in child protection.