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The uses of phobia : essays on literature and film

Author: David Trotter
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2010.
Series: Critical quarterly (Book series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays brought together in this book understand phobia not as a pathology, but as a versatile moral, political, and aesthetic resource with a history. They demonstrate that enquiry into strong feelings of aversion has enabled writers and film-makers to say and show things they could not otherwise have said or shown.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Trotter
ISBN: 9781444333848 1444333844
OCLC Number: 489007613
Description: 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Household clearances in Victorian fiction --
The invention of agoraphobia --
Naturalism's phobic picturesque --
Feminist phobia --
Modernist toilette --
British First World War combat fiction --
Ford against Joyce and Lewis --
Hitchcock's modernism --
Phoning it in --
Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher.
Series Title: Critical quarterly (Book series)
Responsibility: David Trotter.

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