Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Rina Arya (Editor), Nicholas Chare (Editor)

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This major new volume brings together leading international scholars to debate the continuing importance and relevance of the concept of abjection for the interpretation of modern and contemporary culture. This genuinely interdisciplinary collection includes important new essays that draw on the work of Georges Bataille, Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva and other key critical thinkers to provide innovative readings of works of art, film, theatre and literature. The clear and accessible essays in this volume extend the existing literature on abjection in exciting new ways to demonstrate the enduring richness of the concept.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9781526109866
ISBN (Print)9780719096280, 9780719096297
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


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