标题（title）：Fashioning Horror: Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature
作者（author）：Julia Petrov, Gudrun D. Whitehead (eds.)
出版社（publisher）：Bloomsbury Visual Arts
大小（size）：40 MB (42353837 bytes)
From Jack the Ripper to Frankenstein, Halloween customs to Alexander McQueen collections, Fashioning Horror examines how terror is fashioned visually, symbolically, and materially through fashion and costume, in literature, film, and real life.
With a series of case studies that range from sensationalist cinema and Slasher films to true crime and nineteenth-century literature, the volume investigates the central importance of clothing to the horror genre, and broadens our understanding of both material and popular culture. Arguing that dress is fundamental to our understanding of character and setting within horror, the chapters also reveal how the grotesque and horrific is at the center of fashion itself, with its potential for instability, disguise, and carnivalesque subversion.
Packed with original research, and bringing together a range of international scholars, the book is the first to thoroughly examine the aesthetics of terror and the role of fashion in the construction of horror.
Table of contents :
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Introduction: Gudrun D. Whitehead and Julia Petrov, “Fashion and Fear”
1. Sara Piccolo Paci, "'Death Dress You Anew': Fashion as Transience and Limit of Human Life in Christian Literature and Iconography between the 12th and 19th centuries”
2. Stephanie Bowry: “'Their tattered mortal costumes will afford them none of the answers they seek': Clothing immortals in the work of Anne Rice, Tanith Lee and Angela Carter”
3. Rafael Jaen and Robert I. Lublin: “Fashioning Frankenstein in Film: Brides of Frankenstein”
4. Sarah Heaton: “Wayward Wedding Dresses: Fabricating Horror in Dressing Rituals of Femininity”
5. Kasia Stempniak: “Fashioning Vengeance: Costume, Crime, and Contamination in Barbey d'Aurevilly's La Vengeance d'une Femme”
6. Alanna McKnight: “Fashions From Hell: Jack the Ripper's Enduring Influence on Dress”
7. Nigel Lezama: “Slasher Consciousness: Dandyism As Killer”
8. Rafael Jaen and Robert I. Lublin: “Fashioning Frankenstein in Film: Monsters and Men”
9. Nadia Buick and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas: “Horrific Transformations: Costume, Gender, and the Halloween Franchise”
10. Rose Butler: “Faces of Rage: Masks, Murderers and Motives in the Canadian Slasher Film”
11. Florent Christol: “Massacres and Masquerades: the Killer's Costume in the American Slasher Film and the Cultural Myth of the Foolkiller”