Adam Lowenstein is Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also directs the Film Studies Program. He is the author of Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film (Columbia University Press, 2005) as well as essays that have appeared in Cinema Journal, Representations, Film Quarterly, Critical Quarterly, boundary 2, Post Script, and numerous anthologies. He has been interviewed on issues of cinema and culture in the New York Times, the Village Voice, and in the documentary The American Nightmare. His new book Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
Beyond Canonization: On S.T. Joshi’s “Unutterable Horror”
I SUSPECT THAT for many readers, one of the most appealing features of S.T. Joshi’s Unutterable Horror: A History ...