Abstract

Abstract:

This essay analyzes the production of a creepy atmosphere in The OA in order to broaden the conception of new weird fiction in any medium. Atmosphere is defined as a diffused form of affect that is difficult to pinpoint, yet remains foundational to the way weird fiction developed since Poe and Lovecraft. The OA's slow narration produces a languid creepiness that postpones narrative closure towards an unresolved future. This creeping narration also leads to an issue of narrative reliability and a status of diegetic reality, a major thematic issue in The OA. Finally, this essay shows how the creeping narration slowly shifts between different points of view that invite the nonhuman inside.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2470-3486
Print ISSN
1942-7190
Pages
pp. 95-115
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-07
Open Access
No
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