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Gothic television.


Gothic television.

Wheatley, Helen.

Manchester U. Press


244 pages




In a book based on her doctoral thesis (film and television studies, U. of Warwick, Wheatley (still at that campus) examines narratives and images of the under-studied genre of Gothic television. In the UK, that includes the current Hex series, and in the US, Dark Shadows and Six Feet Under. Taking Freud's essay The Uncanny (1919) as her starting point, she analyzes definitional issues; critical approaches to Gothic cinema and TV; and their themes of ghosts, horror, and the gap between fantasies and realities of domestic life. The book includes literally and figuratively dark illustrations, a teleography and filmography. Distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 1, 2007
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