We have no reliable information about death as an experience, and this emphasises death’s nature as a secret and mysterious event.
The posthuman Gothic distinguishes itself as a subgenre in which instances of horror arise from inevitable integrations of human subjects and technologies.
Once considered escapist, the Gothic genre has recently begun to be explored for its material concerns and engagement with real-world matters.
Literature can provide us with ways of approaching death and imagining it from different perspectives, as it bring consolation to those who are suffering.
Magical realism and fantasy fiction share the quality of treating the magical and supernatural elements quite favourably.
Two parallel passages from the novels reveal each author's stance on the Inquisition, uncanny horror and the sublime in Gothic literature.