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Gothic Horror Fiction (2023)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (2023). Gothic Horror Fiction. In B. Santin (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Novel and Politics (205-218). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009030274.017

The horror novel appears in the late twentieth century as a significant genre of popular fiction. Growing out of older traditions of the European Gothic and weird fiction, and their trajectory through American literature, the horror novel has produce... Read More about Gothic Horror Fiction.

US Imperial Gothic (2023)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (2023). US Imperial Gothic. In R. Duncan (Ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to Globalgothic. Edinburgh University Press

Horror Theory Now : Thinking About Horror (2023)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (2023). Horror Theory Now : Thinking About Horror. In S. Bacon (Ed.), Evolution of Horror in the 21st Century (13-26). Rowman & Littlefield

Photography in the Big Frame: Conflicting Media Uses of the 1931 Arrest Photograph of the Scottsboro Nine (2023)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (2023). Photography in the Big Frame: Conflicting Media Uses of the 1931 Arrest Photograph of the Scottsboro Nine. History of Photography, 46(2-3), 140-163. https://doi.org/10.1080/03087298.2023.2221919

On 25 March 1931 nine young African Americans were arrested in Alabama for the alleged rape of two White women, nearly lynched, sentenced to death and eventually incarcerated for years. This article examines the arrest photograph of the Scottsboro Ni... Read More about Photography in the Big Frame: Conflicting Media Uses of the 1931 Arrest Photograph of the Scottsboro Nine.

The Vanishing South: Race and the Ecogothic in Ambrose Bierce and Charles Chesnutt (2022)
Journal Article
Corstorphine, K. (in press). The Vanishing South: Race and the Ecogothic in Ambrose Bierce and Charles Chesnutt. Studies in American Fiction, 49( Special Issue on the Ecogothic),

Ambrose Bierce’s short stories present Gothic visions of the colonial encounter with the American wilderness in a way that complicates notions of land ownership and the relationship of humans to the environment. In ‘The Damned Thing’ (1893), a seemin... Read More about The Vanishing South: Race and the Ecogothic in Ambrose Bierce and Charles Chesnutt.

American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad: New Directions in the History of Giving (2022)
Book
Offiler, B., & Williams, R. (Eds.). (2022). American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad: New Directions in the History of Giving. Bloomsbury Publishing

American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad explores the different ways in which charities, voluntary associations, religious organisations, philanthropic foundations and other non-state actors have engaged with traditions of giving. Using examples from... Read More about American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad: New Directions in the History of Giving.

Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic (2022)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (in press). Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic. In S. Ni Fhlainn, & B. M. Murphy (Eds.), Twentieth-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is a survey of the evolution of weird fiction and how it relates to the Gothic in the twentieth century. It argues for an understanding of the mode in terms of its blending of genres and resistance to categorisation, emphasising publicat... Read More about Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic.

The Hands of Fortune: Margaret Bourke-White’s Magazine Photographs of Manual Work in the Early Years of the Depression (2022)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (in press). The Hands of Fortune: Margaret Bourke-White’s Magazine Photographs of Manual Work in the Early Years of the Depression. Arts, 11(2), Article 45. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts11020045

In 1931, Fortune published an article entitled ‘American Workingman’, a survey of labor in the midst of the worsening Depression, with an emblematic composite image of hands at work to indicate the manual character and the diverse jobs of industrial... Read More about The Hands of Fortune: Margaret Bourke-White’s Magazine Photographs of Manual Work in the Early Years of the Depression.

The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames (2021)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K., & Crofts, M. (in press). The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames. In A. Alcala Gonzalez, & C. H. Sederholm (Eds.), Lovecraft in the 21st Century: Dead, But Still Dreaming (213-226). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367713065

Manuel Aguirre’s The Closed Space: Horror Literature and Western Symbolism (1990) drew critical focus to the importance of enclosed spaces and Gothic literature; caverns, catacombs and labyrinths. For Aguirre ‘the world is defined in horror literatur... Read More about The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames.