Horror and Religion is an edited collection of essays offering structured discussions of spiritual and theological conflicts in horror from the late-sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Contributors explore the various ways that horror and religion have interacted over themes of race and sexuality.
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Horror and Religion is aimed at university students and academics interested in the areas of Gothic, Horror, Religious Studies, Theology and Comparative Literature.
Eleanor Beal and Jonathan Greenaway have assembled here a truly stimulating collection of essays devoted to exploring the often surprising connections between religion and horror, from the eighteenth century through to the present day. As eclectic in its various critical approaches as it is in the range of texts, authors and topics covered, the collection, refreshingly and perhaps self-consciously so, is a very broad church. Horror and Religion is a welcome addition to the recent critical interest in the theology of the Gothic mode, and is bound to become a key text in the field.’
Dale Townshend, Professor of Gothic Literature, Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies
Eleanor Beal is Lecturer in Film and Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is on the editorial board of the Dark Arts Journal, and is author of the monograph Post-Secular Gothic: Disenchantment and Re-enchantment in Contemporary Gothic Fictions.Jonathan Greenaway is Lecturer in Film and Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is co-founder and editor of the Dark Arts Journal, and is author of the monograph Theology, Horror, and Fiction: A Reading of the Gothic Nineteenth Century.