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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 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.

‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy (2019)
Journal Article
Corstorphine, K. (2019). ‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy. Gothic nature journal, 54-77

This article examines the waysin which the Gothic imagination has been used to convey the message of environmentalism, looking specifically at attempts to curb population growth, such as the video ‘Zombie Overpopulation’, produced by Population Matte... Read More about ‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy.

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature (2018)
Book
Corstorphine, K. (2018). K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4

This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that... Read More about The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature.

The Palgrave Handbook to horror literature (2018)
Book
Corstorphine, K., & Kremmel, L. (2018). K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook to horror literature. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4

This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that... Read More about The Palgrave Handbook to horror literature.

The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature (2018)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2018). The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature. In K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature (45-60). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4_4

Porter offers a fascinating exploration of the limitations of genre in relation to certain horror literature produced by authors who identify as American Indian. She explores the horror genre as a context within which the Native dispossession foundat... Read More about The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature.

Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Hernández-Pérez, M., Corstorphine, K., & Stephens, D. (2017). Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK. Mutual Images, 2(Winter), 5-43. https://doi.org/10.32926/2017.2.HER.carto

This paper has as main objective to explore, adopting a historical and critical perspective, the release of film and anime TV in UK. This would be a first step towards the studio of the peculiar implementation of manganime Culture in Britain. Compare... Read More about Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK.

Stoker, Poe, and American Gothic in ‘The Squaw’ (2016)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (2016). Stoker, Poe, and American Gothic in ‘The Squaw’. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic - Formations to Transformations. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

(Japanese?) Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Manuel, H., Corstorphine, K., & Darren, S. (2015, June). (Japanese?) Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society. Paper presented at MUTUAL IMAGES. 3rd International Workshop: “Japanese pop cultures in Europe today: economic challenges, mediated notions, future opportunities”

This paper has as main objective to explore, adopting a historical and critical perspective, the release of film and anime TV in UK. This would be a first step towards the studio of the peculiar implementation of manganime Culture in Britain. Comp... Read More about (Japanese?) Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society.