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The monstrous-feminine : film, feminism, psychoanalysis

Author: Barbara Creed
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Series: Popular fiction series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most critical writings on horror films conceptualise woman as victim. Creed challenges this view with a feminist psychoanalytic critique, discussing films such as Alien, I Spit on Your Grave and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Creed
ISBN: 0415052580 9780415052580 0415052599 9780415052597
OCLC Number: 27677261
Description: viii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Faces of the Monstrous-Feminine: Abjection and the Maternal. 1. Kristeva, Femininity, Abjection. 2. Horror and the Archaic Mother: Alien. 3. Woman as Possessed Monster: The Exorcist. 4. Woman as Monstrous Womb: The Brood. 5. Woman as Vampire: The Hunger. 6. Woman as Witch: Carrie --
pt. II. Medusa's Head: Psychoanalytic Theory and the Femme Castratrice. 7. 'Little Hans' Reconsidered: or 'The Tale of Mother's Terrifying Widdler'. 8. Medusa's Head: The Vagina Dentata and Freudian Theory. 9. The Femme Castratrice: I Spit on Your Grave, Sisters. 10. The Castrating Mother: Psycho. 11. The Medusa's Gaze.
Series Title: Popular fiction series.
Responsibility: Barbara Creed.
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"By reinstating the repressed mother and "femme castratice in classic Freudian theory, and by extending Julia Kristeva's discussion of horror and abjection to fresh critical objects, Barbara Creed Read more...

 
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