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Bound by Elusiveness

McDonald, Keith ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7477-5963 (2023) Bound by Elusiveness. In: Edgar, Robert ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3483-8605 and Johnson, Wayne, (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Folk Horror. 1 ed. London, Routledge, pp. 419-430

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This article considers Folk Horror cinema and its place in the nascent discipline of transnational cinema studies. This will argue that both Folk Horror and transnational cinema are not genres in any traditional sense, but rather semi-organised ways of considering cinema which have been galvanised in and around the twenty-first century and the rising prominence of transnational cinema studies and the Folk Horror ‘revival’, both of which share similar characteristics and, at times,coalesce in narratives which can be seen as transnational Folk Horror films. As Yang and Healey state: ‘Disordered landscapes in the Gothic represent the chaos of a culture in transition, or the violence of passions seething beneath the veneer of civilised society. Gothic landscapes are a lens by which cultures reflect back their darkness hidden from the light of consciousness’ (2016, 5).

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/9582

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