Framing Fear, Horror and Terror through the Visible and Invisible


Framing Fear, Horror and Terror through the Visible and Invisible


Edited by: Joseph Campos II and Kornelia Boczkowska

Format: Print (paperback)

Year: 2016

Framing Fear, Horror and Terror, addresses the juxtaposition of the visible and invisible and examines how they are intertwined to ensure what is made visible and what is kept invisible.

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This volume addresses the juxtaposition of the visible and invisible in Fear, Horror, and Terror. When addressing the visible and invisible we must ask ourselves what is it that we are encouraged to see, what are the processes of image production, and what powers underlie the image?  The production of image, both visible and invisible, is a privileged space where the state, world order, security issues, military engagements, social issues, culture, identity and ideas are managed in, and through, a specific discourse. Within this discursive space, a variety of ideas – both the action and the concept – is consistently managed. It is politicized and made instrumental even while eliding and obscuring important determining contexts. This discursive space is also an ideological space that refigures and represents specific ideas within managed conceptualization that affirm authority. Thus, this volume will examine the ways in which Fear, Horror, and Terror are intertwined in the production of power and knowledge through what is made visible and what is kept invisible.

Joseph Campos II and Kornelia Boczkowska

Part I Invisibilities and Their Ability to Induce Fear, Horror and Terror

Seeing the Invisible: Representing What Cannot Be Represented
Mark Callaghan

Stories of Fear and Terror: The Price that the Storytellers Pay
Magdalena Hodalska

Fear of Doubt in Shakespeare’s
Katia Mitova

The Sublime in Brazilian Poet Augusto dos Anjos
Sandra Erickson

Part II Visibilities and Their Ability to Induce Fear, Horror and Terror

Fears in Hybridic Fiction: When Reality Negates the Pleasures of Terror
Tamara Andersson

Terror and Shock in H. P. Lovecraft: Analysis of Fear and Horror in The Outsider
Catia Sanzovo Jota

Memory and Remembrance: The Diffusion of Fear, Horror and Terror into Control and Legitimacy
Joseph Campos II

Topographical Terrors in the Ghost Film: Mediating Space and Place in Robert Wise’s The Haunting
Conrad Aquilina

Why Size Matters: Fear, Terror, and Their Real World Counterparts in Monster Movies
Woodrow Hood

‘Synchronous Monsters’ in Contemporary Horror Cinema
Simon Hewitt

Part III  In between Visible and Invisible

How to Narrate the Other: A Reading of Tabish Khair’s The Things About Thugs
Om Prakash Dwivedi

The Tragic Politics of Fear and Nature in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist
A. Andreas Wansbrough

Post-War Existence in Georgia: After August 2008
Nino Tabeshadze

An Analysis of ‘Terror’ in the Light of the Hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur
Gerben Bakker

Interdisciplinary Possibilities: Images, Fear and the ATLAS Methodology
Caterina Toschi and Shona Hill

Joseph Campos II is the Administrator at the University Health Services Manoa and is an Affiliate Professor for the Peace Institute and Associate Graduate Faculty for the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His interest lies in interrogating the way statist formations give voice to some issues while silencing other issues. Specifically, he asked: How is terrorism made part of the national security apparatus? How does the national security discourse conceptualize, constitute, and produce understandings of terrorism? How does the concept of security influence and constitute a discursive site that conditions responses to terrorism?

Kornelia Boczkowska is a graduate student in the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She holds an MA in Russian (2010) and English (2011) from Adam Mickiewicz University. Her recent publications and projects involve the study of American and Russian Cosmism as well a cultural and visual investigation of American and Russian space/astronomical art works from the perspective of space humanities.