Folk Horror: New Global Pathways (Horror Studies) (Paperback)

Folk Horror: New Global Pathways (Horror Studies) By Dawn Keetley (Editor), Ruth Heholt (Editor) Cover Image
By Dawn Keetley (Editor), Ruth Heholt (Editor)
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The first collection of scholarly essays exploring the history and resurgence of folk horror.
While the undisputed heyday of folk horror was 1960-70s Britain, the genre has both a rich literary prehistory and a vibrant contemporary presence. This book rethinks the assumptions that have guided critical writing on the genre in the face of these expansions. Chapters explore a range of subjects including E. F. Benson’s fiction, Scooby-Doo, Lancashire witches, and video games. Beyond Britain, the collection examines folk horror’s wide geographic appeal in Italy, Ukraine, Thailand, Mexico, and Appalachia, mapping new conceptualizations of the genre that emerge from these places.

About the Author

Dawn Keetley is professor of English and film at Lehigh University. She is the author of Making a Monster: Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston.

Ruth Heholt is associate professor of dark economies and gothic literature at Falmouth University. She is the author of Catherine Crowe: Gender, Genre and Radical Politics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786839794
ISBN-10: 1786839792
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Horror Studies