The Weird and the Eerie

The Weird and the Eerie

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781910924389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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A noted British cultural critic takes on some of the strangest works of art from the 20th century and dissects our fascination with the unsettling in popular music, film, and writing What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? Two closely related but distinct modes, and each possesses its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, but this genre alone does not fully encapsulate the pull of the outside and the unknown. In several essays, Mark Fisher argues that a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of transitory concepts such as the Weird and the Eerie. Featuring discussion of the works of: H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christopher Nolan.
The Weird and the Eerie
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Mark Fisher
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-31 - Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

A noted British cultural critic takes on some of the strangest works of art from the 20th century and dissects our fascination with the unsettling in popular music, film, and writing What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? Two closely related but distinct modes, and each possesses its own
Spaces and Fictions of the Weird and the Fantastic
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Julius Greve, Florian Zappe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-18 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This collection of essays discusses genre fiction and film within the discursive framework of the environmental humanities and analyses the convergent themes of spatiality, climate change, and related anxieties concerning the future of human affairs, as crucial for any understanding of current forms of “weird” and “fantastic” literature and culture.
Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Jonathan Elmore
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-01 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction’s engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Language: en
Pages: 121
Authors: Farshid Kazemi
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-15 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

There is something weird and eerie going on in the oneiric Iranian ghost-town Bad City. A mysterious female vampire, clad in a long-black veil, imbued with occult and erotic power, has newly arrived in town and is summarily dispensing with its unsavory characters. Through a chance encounter in a night
Time and the Museum
Language: en
Pages: 122
Authors: Jen A. Walklate
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-07-25 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Time and the Museum: Literature, Phenomenology, and the Production of Radical Temporality, is the first explicit in-depth study of the nature of museum temporality. It argues as its departure point that the way in which museums have hitherto been understood as temporal in the scholarship - as spaces of death,