Friday, June 5, 2009

Goth Query

This isn't exactly a Poe question, but I thought it might interest some of the same audience:

Does anyone know of a good article or book chapter on gothic (but not "horror") film that might be used as a general introduction to the genre?

I'm thinking of films in the terror/thriller/psychological drama categories--Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, David Cronenberg,etc.--rather than monster/slasher variety. There seems to be lots of film criticism on "horror", and plenty on individual "thriller" directors (like Hitchcock), but I'm really looking for something more broad that will tie the gothic literary and film traditions together for a graduate seminar next year.

Thanks for any suggestions.

John Edward Martin
Louisiana Tech University

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