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The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis - Barbara Creed

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis - Barbara Creed

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In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body.

With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy, The Exorcist and Psycho, Creed analyses the seven `faces' of the monstrous-feminine: archaic mother, monstrous womb, vampire, witch, possessed body, monstrous mother and castrator. Her argument that man fears woman as castrator, rather than as castrated, questions not only Freudian theories of sexual difference but existing theories of spectatorship and fetishism, providing a provocative re-reading of classical and contemporary film and theoretical texts.

 

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Format: Paperback / softback 216 pages
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415052597
Weight: 338g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 (mm)

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