The New Abject: Tales of Modern Unease
May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Comma Press for a showcase of the latest addition to the award-winning modern horror series
Something has fallen away… We have lost a part of ourselves, our history, what we once were. That something, when we encounter it again, look it straight in the eyes, disgusts us, makes us retch. This is the horror of the abject.
Saleem Haddad and Gaia Holmes, contributing authors of The New Abject, joins Comma Press in conversation with Rob O’Connor, Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at York St John University. They will be discussing their stories and personal experiences with writing horror short fiction in a world that has desensitised our ability to tolerate the ‘other’. Becca Parkinson (Comma Press) will share her experience in publishing and there’ll also be an opportunity to put your questions to our panellists.
About the Book
The latest instalment of Comma Press’ award-winning modern horror series – which includes the Phobic and New Uncanny anthologies – The New Abject asks leading authors to produce new stories that respond to that a psychological concept of horror: Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject.
The abject covers bodily functions that are deemed impure or inappropriate, and aspects of the body that transgress and threaten our sense of propriety. The result: unforgettable stories that will cause unease and discomfort in-keeping with the traditions of great horror literature and film.