This article argues that an evolutionary perspective is useful in explaining the appeal of horror, but also that this perspective cannot stand alone
The later Victorian asylum was increasingly dominated by anatomical pathological mental science based on thousands of post-mortems conducted on the dead among captive patient populations.
Dr Joseph Kahn’s Anatomical and Pathological Museum was the nineteenth-century’s best-known and most visited public museum of anatomy.
In his portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786, the Irish Carver, the Giant’s skeletal feet are clearly visible in the background.
Venturing into the entangled history of madness might be risky, especially taking into consideration the lack of a clear, specific and single definition of the murky concept analysed here.
Insanity, paranoia, and psychology have long been a staple of American film noir gothic thrillers since the World War II.
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