Darryl Jones, Sleeping with the Lights On

The Unsettling Story of Horror

Authors

  • Mathias Clasen Aarhus University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jch.39462

Keywords:

Cognitive Science, Horror Studies, Literature, Darwinian literary studies

Abstract

Darryl Jones, Sleeping with the Lights On: The Unsettling Story of Horror (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), xii + 181 pp. £10.99/$16.95. ISBN 978-0-19882-648-4.

Author Biography

Mathias Clasen, Aarhus University

Mathias Clasen, Department of English, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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Published

2020-11-06

How to Cite

Clasen, M. (2020). Darryl Jones, Sleeping with the Lights On: The Unsettling Story of Horror. Journal of Cognitive Historiography, 5(1-2), 184–188. https://doi.org/10.1558/jch.39462

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