The Uses of Phobia
Essays on Literature and Film
The essays brought together in this book understand phobia not as a pathology, but as a versatile moral, political, and aesthetic resource and one with a history.
Chapter 1. Household Clearances in Victorian Fiction.
Chapter 2. The Invention of Agoraphobia.
Chapter 3. Naturalism s Phobic Picturesque.
Chapter 4. Feminist Phobia.
Chapter 5. Modernist Toilette.
Chapter 6. British First World War Combat Fiction.
Chapter 7. Ford against Joyce and Lewis.
Chapter 8. Hitchcock s Modernism.
Chapter 9. Phoning It In.
Chapter 10. Lynne Ramsay s Ratcatcher.