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Dimensions of monstrosity in contemporary narratives : theory, psychoanalysis, postmodernism

Author: Andrew Hock-soon Ng
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study seeks to situate the monster in contemporary narratives. Deploying psychoanalysis, cultural theories, and recent studies in gender and sexuality, it discusses various forms of monstrous representations starting with lived space, and concluding with language as a textual space for the creation/coercion of monstrosity. It argues that, unlike traditional monster narratives (notably the Gothic) which see the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hock-soon Ng
ISBN: 1403944466 9781403944467
OCLC Number: 55095632
Description: viii, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : dimensions of monstrosity --
1. Monstrous space --
2. Geopolitics of the serial killer --
3. Monstrous progeny --
4. Monstrous body --
Conclusion : the language of monstrosity.
Responsibility: Andrew Hock-soon Ng.
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Interweaving psychoanalysis, gender and cultural studies, and postmodern theories of geopolitics, this study of the monster in contemporary narratives demonstrates that the monster (and monstrosity)  Read more...

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