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Frightening Fiction; Beyond Horror

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Kim Reynolds


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A survey of fiction designed - or marketed - to frighten juvenile readers which moves on to look at changes in the nature of what is frightening. Taking the theme of the 2005 Reith Lectures it looks at children's literature's role in promoting hostility towards technology, and the way writers for the young evoke gothic tropes to make technology fearful.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Reynolds K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship

Year: 2005

Volume: 11

Issue: 2

Pages: 151-161

ISSN (print): 1361-4541

ISSN (electronic): 1740-7885

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/13614540500324146


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