The evolution of horror from Lovecraft and Poe to Stephen King and Clive Barker: to what extent have contemporary horror authors been influenced by their predecessors?

Gibbs, Joseph (2013) The evolution of horror from Lovecraft and Poe to Stephen King and Clive Barker: to what extent have contemporary horror authors been influenced by their predecessors? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This essay will explore the creative techniques of four ground-breaking authors that defined – and consequently reshaped – horror literature. It will analyse short fiction by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King and Clive Barker in an attempt to track a progression of narrative devices and to ascertain what each author has contributed to the genre in the way of theme, plot and linguistic technique. The creative process of each author is the element which will take predominance.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 11:45
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14254

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