Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Publication: Review of Deleuze and Horror

I have a new publication out that will interest many of you: a review of Deleuze and Horror by Anna Powell. It's in the latest edition of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (19.1), pages 119-122. Unfortunately, the "current issue" listed on their website is not the actual current one, so there's no preview of the rest of the contents. You will find essays on King, Tepper, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Lord of the Rings, as well as a wide selection of reviews. Editor Brian Attebery writes about his inability to overcome his dislike of horror in the introduction to this volume that features that genre. To each his own, though I bristle at the conservative view of horror as only telling "half the story" (he invokes the trilogy of Clute, Fry and Campbell to support that prejudice authoritatively). Some of us need happy endings -- and some of know the world is a dangerous and wonderful place.

3 comments:

Todd Mason said...

I seem to recall Clute being involved in somesuch half-arsed definition of horror. Ramsey Campbell?

K. A. Laity said...

Oh, sorry -- being too brief. Joseph Campbell. No,definitely not Ramsey!

Todd Mason said...

Oh, yes. That fool.