9780415052597-0415052599-The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)

ISBN-13: 9780415052597
ISBN-10: 0415052599
Edition: 1
Author: Creed, Barbara
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415052597
ISBN-10: 0415052599
Edition: 1
Author: Creed, Barbara
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Creed, Barbara wrote The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series) comprising 216 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415052599 and 9780415052597. Since then The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 24.90 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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