Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film.
Grotesque presents readers with an original and distinctive overview of this vital genre and is an essential guide for students of literature, art history and film studies.
1. Grotesquerie 2. Groteskology; or, Grotesque in Theory 3. Monstrous and Grotesque 4. Grotesque Bodies 5. Disharmony and Transgression 6. Attraction/Repulsion 7. Laughter and Grotesque 8. Queerly Grotesque 9. Postcolonial Grotesque Conclusion: Global Grotesque
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.