Fear at the Frontier of the Visible

16 Reflections Between History, Literature, and the Arts

  • Edited by Franca Franchi, Pierre Glaudes
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 344
  • Illustrations 80
  • Language French, Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836644780
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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The volume is the result of an international and multidisciplinary research project dedicated to the "Paradigms of creativity", which linked the University of Bergamo and the Sorbonne University in Paris. The research group has put in dialogue professors and researchers belonging to the humanities: languages and literature, the history of art and visual culture, the disciplines of entertainment, history, cinema, musicology, comics.
At the center of the investigation are the "terrifying intimations": objects, people, situations that generate fear, not identifiable visually or physically. The attention is focused in particular on the feeling of fear that germinates from voids, silences, short circuits of language and representation, all symptoms of its mysterious while always carsically active presence.


Marco Belpoliti

Figures of Fear
Alberto Castoldi

Fear at the Frontier of the Visible in 'Ariane et Barbe-Bleue', Maurice Maeterlinck and Paul Dukas
Philippe Cathé

Echoes in the Dark: Musings Around a Novel by Ann Radcliffe
Michel Delon

Terrifying Intimations in the Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf
Jacques Dürrenmatt

The Imagery of the Doll: The Simulacrum and Fear
Franca Franchi

The Incomprehensible in Barbey d’Aurevilly's 'L’Ensorcelée'
Pierre Glaudes

Blind Date: The Lesson of the Darkness
Elio Grazioli

Fear and Contagion in the Cinema: Representation at the Limits of What Is Visible
Arnaud Maillet

"Unspeakable Shivers of Fear": Alfredo Sainati and the Italian Grand Guignol
Elena Mazzoleni

The Fear of Heredity in 19th-Century French Literature
Francesca Pagani

The Silence of the Chimeras
Nunzia Palmieri

History of a Frightening Imaginary: Wolves and Werewolves in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period
Riccardo Rao

Theatrical Horror at the Limits of the Possible: ‘Stage Illusionisms’ in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Anna Maria Testaverde

At the Edges of the Visible: Mythologies of Punishment
Giovanni C.F. Villa

The Inventory of Terror in Max Ernst’s 'romans-collages'
Andrea Zucchinali

Index of Names