Series Editor: John Drakakis
Routledge – 2013 – 168 pages
Series: The New Critical Idiom
Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film.
Grotesque presents readers with an original and distinctive overview of this vital genre and is an essential guide for students of literature, art history and film studies.
1. Grotesquerie 2. Groteskology; or, Grotesque in Theory 3. Monstrous and Grotesque 4. Grotesque Bodies 5. Disharmony and Transgression 6. Attraction/Repulsion 7. Laughter and Grotesque 8. Queerly Grotesque 9. Postcolonial Grotesque Conclusion: Global Grotesque
Justin D. Edwards is Research Professor of English at University of Surrey. He has taught at the universities of Copenhagen, Quebec and Montreal, and he has held research fellowships at Churchill College, Cambridge (2005-6) and Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in 2010.
Rune Graulund is a Lecturer in English at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has taught literature and cultural studies at the University of Copenhagen and the University of London.