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    The weird: a dis/orientation

    Luckhurst, Roger (2017) The weird: a dis/orientation. Textual Practice 31 (6), pp. 1041-1061. ISSN 0950-236X.

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    This essay attempts to explore the recent resurgence of interest in ‘weird fiction’ from Arthur Machen in the 1890s via H. P. Lovecraft in the 1920s to the rise of the New Weird in 2003 and beyond in the works of China Miéville, M. John Harrison and Jeff VanderMeer. It aims to provide an overview of its slippery genre status, existing as it does in the interstices of gothic and science fiction, decadent and pulp fiction. But it also recognizes that the very slipperiness of the genre insidiously undermines any fixity of definition, constantly shifting boundaries and defying the act of ever being fully ‘introduced’. An orientation in this emergent field is also about acknowledging disorientation.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Genre theory, Gothic, weird, science fiction, borderzones
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 10:41
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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