Writing Horror and the Body: The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture)

June 13, 2021
Writing Horror and the Body: The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture)

In this sequel to Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic, Badleyexamines horror fiction as a fantastic genre in which images of thebody and the self are articulated and modified. Badley placeshorror fiction in its cultural context, drawing importantconnections to theories of gender and sexuality. As our cultureplaces increasing importance on body image, horror fiction hasprovided a language for imagining the self in new ways―often asungendered, transformed, or re-generated. Focusing on the works ofStephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice, Badley approaches horroras a discourse that articulates the anxieties of our culture.