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Misfit sisters : screen horror as female rites of passage

Author: Sue Short; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How are tales such as 'Cinderella', 'Red Riding Hood' and 'Bluebeard' referenced and revised in modern screen horror? What aims motivate female protagonists, and what obstacles do they encounter? If these are cautionary tales for the 21st century, what do they tell us about gender roles and expectations, romantic ambitions and angry wishes? Misfit Sisters breaks new ground in evaluating how recent horror texts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Short, Sue, 1968-
Misfit sisters.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(DLC) 2006049418
(OCoLC)243506144
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Short; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230287372 0230287379
OCLC Number: 681919748
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Telling Tales: Fairy Tales and Female Rites of Passage Narratives --
Sex and the Final Girl: Surviving the Slasher --
Maternal Monsters and Motherly Mentors: Failed Initiations in Carrie and Carrie II --
Misfit Sisters: Female Kinship and Rivalry in The Craft and Ginger Snaps --
Fighting Demons: Buffy, Faith, Willow and the Forces of Good and Evil --
Demeter's Daughters: Wronged Girls and the Mother Avenger --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Filmography --
Index.
Responsibility: Sue Short.

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This timely study breaks new ground in exploring how recent film and television horror texts articulate a female rite of passage, updating the cautionary concerns found in fairy tales of the past,  Read more...

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