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Arnman, A. & Ehriander, H. (2019). Skinn Skerping hemskast av alla spöken i Småland: På gränsen mellan fiktion och verklighet. In: Helene Ehriander, Anette Almgren White (Ed.), Astrid Lindgrens bildvärldar: (pp. 190-208). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skinn Skerping hemskast av alla spöken i Småland: På gränsen mellan fiktion och verklighet
2019 (Swedish)In: Astrid Lindgrens bildvärldar / [ed] Helene Ehriander, Anette Almgren White, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2019, p. 190-208Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2019
Series
Skrifter från Svenska barnboksinstitutet, ISSN 0347-5387 ; 149
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-88600 (URN)9789170612855 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-25 Created: 2019-08-25 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2012). Harry Potter och skräckfilmen. In: Helene Ehriander och Maria Nilson (Ed.), Ett trollspö på katedern: Att arbeta med fantasy i skolan (pp. 48-63). Lund: BTJ förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Harry Potter och skräckfilmen
2012 (Swedish)In: Ett trollspö på katedern: Att arbeta med fantasy i skolan / [ed] Helene Ehriander och Maria Nilson, Lund: BTJ förlag , 2012, p. 48-63Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: BTJ förlag, 2012
Keywords
Skräckfilm, litteraturvetenskap, filmvetenskap
National Category
Studies on Film Didactics
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative Literature Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40331 (URN)9789170187377 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-23 Created: 2015-02-23 Last updated: 2015-05-25Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2010). Into purer realms: En studie av de esoteriska dragen i Clive Barkers The Hellbound Heart. In: Mattias Fyhr och Per Faxneld (Ed.), Förborgade tecken: esoterism i västerländsk litteratur. Umeå: H:ström - Text & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Into purer realms: En studie av de esoteriska dragen i Clive Barkers The Hellbound Heart
2010 (Swedish)In: Förborgade tecken: esoterism i västerländsk litteratur / [ed] Mattias Fyhr och Per Faxneld, Umeå: H:ström - Text & Kultur , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: H:ström - Text & Kultur, 2010
Series
Serie akademi, ISSN 1653-9575
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8411 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2009). We have such sights to show you. Lyrikvännen, 56(4), 123-133
Open this publication in new window or tab >>We have such sights to show you
2009 (Swedish)In: Lyrikvännen, ISSN 0460-0762, Vol. 56, no 4, p. 123-133Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2009
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8416 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2005). Clive Barker: Från Hellraiser till Abarat. Hjärnstorm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Clive Barker: Från Hellraiser till Abarat
2005 (Swedish)In: Hjärnstorm, ISSN 0348-6958Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8419 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2005). Hellraiser - Om Clive Barkers film. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund: Ellerströms förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hellraiser - Om Clive Barkers film
2005 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this dissertation I will discuss horror film as a genre and study how Hellraiser relates to its themes and problems. First I describe the production of the film and after that I present Clive Barker - his background, authorship, film-making and artwork. Next I study the problems of the genre and the different ways in which this genre is defined. I look at narrative characteristics as well as, for instance, how a film belonging to the genre is launched and how it is received by critics and the audience. Furthermore, I describe the response this film has had from reviewers and fans and how it is perceived in academic texts. The principal part of the dissertation follows: a comprehensive close reading of the film in which I delve into the film 21 times to describe and interpret scenes. I conduct readings based on the film’s substance and form and juxtapose minor details with major developments. The themes I focus on in particular concern the film’s relation to the body, gender, sexuality, family, the house, and religion. I introduce a discussion about the genre, e.g. about British versus American horror films, the conditions in which a film production takes place, the status of the genre, censorship and some thoughts about the significance of excess to the film. I have used the narrative structure and plot of Hellraiser as a starting point for the dissertation and I have let the film guide my choice of themes as much as possible. The method of my choice is founded on making the segmentation on the basis of the colloquial understanding that narratives are constituted of momentary parts. With these sequential analyses as my starting point I allow myself to deviate and delve into larger thematic areas that are collected in my summarising discussion of the dissertation. In the third part of the dissertation I thoroughly study how the Cenobites were conceived and designed and how they look and act. Furthermore, I study how they relate to archetypal monsters, such as Frankenstein’s Monster and Dracula, in order to look at how Barker is playing with these monstrous characters. I also discuss the Cenobites’ peculiar power of attraction at the same time as I stress that it is not necessarily self-evident to regard the Cenobites as the monsters of the film. In the final part of the dissertation I look at the film’s approach to body, pain and suffering and how the boundaries occasionally are erased and pain becomes pleasure. I refer to, among other things, to how the Cenobites’ appearances have similarities with the aesthetic expressions of the punk movement. Physical violence against the body, in the form of body piercings and tattoos, symbolises resistance against good taste. This form of alienation can also be seen as a characteristic of horror film as a genre and it seems as if the Cenobites only reach the satisfaction they crave through opening bodies and delve underneath the skin.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Ellerströms förlag, 2005. p. 255
Keywords
Horror, genre, body, monstrous, aesthetics, Cenobites, sexuality, family, house, religion, 80´s horror films
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8406 (URN)91-7247-105-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2005-04-23, Edens hörsal, Lund, 10:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2010-09-16 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2005). Skräckfilm som terapi och frälsning. Forskning och framsteg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skräckfilm som terapi och frälsning
2005 (Swedish)In: Forskning och framsteg, ISSN 1651-6826Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2005
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8418 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2004). Recension av British Horror Cinema [Review]. Film International
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av British Horror Cinema
2004 (English)In: Film International, ISSN 1651-6826Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8421 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2003). Det sensoriskt avtrubbade monstret. In: Lars Gustaf Andersson och Elisabeth Mansén (Ed.), Vidgade sinnen. Nora: Nya Doxa
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det sensoriskt avtrubbade monstret
2003 (Swedish)In: Vidgade sinnen / [ed] Lars Gustaf Andersson och Elisabeth Mansén, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2003Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nora: Nya Doxa, 2003
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8412 (URN)91-7402-349-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
Arnman, A. (2002). Recension av Science fiction/Horror: A Sight and Sound Guide [Review]. Filmhäftet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av Science fiction/Horror: A Sight and Sound Guide
2002 (English)In: Filmhäftet, ISSN 0345-3057Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8423 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
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