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Classic readings on monster theory : demonstrare. Volume 1

Author: Asa Simon Mittman; Marcus Hensel
Publisher: Leeds : Arc Humanities Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Arc reference.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume and its companion gather a wide range of readings and sources to enable us to see and understand what monsters show us about what it means to be human. Classic Readings on Monster Theory introduces the most important and influential modern theorists of the monstrous.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Classic readings on monster theory : Volume 1.
Leeds : Arc Humanities Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1056506468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asa Simon Mittman; Marcus Hensel
ISBN: 9781942401209 1942401205
OCLC Number: 1097597661
Notes: "Amsterdam University Press"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 102 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Introduction : "a marvel of monsters" / Asa Simon Mittman and Marcus Hensel --
part I. Monster theory. "Beowulf : the monsters and the critics" / J.R.R. Tolkien --
"A measure of man," excerpted from The monstrous races in medieval art and thought / John Block Friedman --
"The nature of horror," from The philosophy of horror / Noël Carroll --
"Rethinking the canon : prophets, canons, and promising monsters" / Michael Camille --
"Monster culture (seven theses)" / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen --
part II. Allied theories. "Introduction," from Orientalism / Edward Said --
"Approaching abjection," from Powers of horror : an essay on abjection / Julia Kristeva --
"Parasites and perverts : an introduction to gothic monstrosity," from Skin shows : gothic horror and the technology of monsters / J. Halberstam --
"From wonder to error : a genealogy of freak discourse in modernity," from Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body / Rosemarie Garland Thomson.
Series Title: Arc reference.
Responsibility: edited by Asa Simon Mittman and Marcus Hensel.
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This volume and its companion gather a wide range of readings and sources to enable us to see and understand what monsters show us about what it means to be human. Classic Readings on Monster Theory introduces the most important and influential modern theorists of the monstrous.

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