Introduction; The Frame of Reference: Theoretical Debates on Horror, Terror and Fear; Part I: Darkness; Introduction; 1. Dark Places; 2. Dark Times; 3. Dark Psyches; Part II: Haunting; Introduction; 4. The Rhetoric of Haunting; 5. Spectral Forms; 6. Haunting Settings; Part III: Narrative and the Self; Introduction; 7. Words and Visions; 8. Textual Identities; 9. Storytelling as Therapy; Part IV: Child and Adult; Introduction; 10. Families; 11. The Abandoned Child; 12. Childhood and Otherness; Part V: Monstrosity; Introduction; 13. Vampires; 14. Hybrid and Grotesque Bodies; 15. The Abject; Epilogue
Dani Cavallaro is a freelance writer specializing in literary studies, critical and cultural theory and the visual arts.
"'If you are into horror, death and destruction, this is a must... this volume will tell you all you need to know about the rhetoric of horror. An invaluable and fascinating book for students' The Lecturer; 'A thorough, well-written overview of Gothic literature from the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) to the present (Stephen King, Anne Rice, Patrick McGrath)... I would use it as a compulsory text for undergraduates.' Anne Williams, University of Georgia"