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    Corridor Gothic

    Luckhurst, Roger (2018) Corridor Gothic. Gothic Studies 20 (1-2), pp. 295-310. ISSN 1362-7937.

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    This article investigates the role of the corridor in Gothic fiction and horror film from the late eighteenth century to the present day. It seeks to establish this transitional space as a crucial locus, by tracing the rise of the corridor as a distinct mode of architectural distribution in domestic and public buildings since the eighteenth century. The article tracks pivotal appearances of the corridor in fiction and film, and in the final phase argues that it has become associated with a specific emotional tenor, less to do with amplified fear and horror and more with emotions of Angst or dread.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication by Edinburgh University Press
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Architecture and the Gothic, Spatial form, Domestic and public space, Horror, Dread, Affect theory, The uncanny
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 12:17
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:44


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