The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

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Asa Simon Mittman, Peter Dendle
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Social Science - 558 pages
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The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics and cultural and media studies. The companion offers scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.
  

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Contents

HISTORY OF MONSTROSITY
9
The Monstrous Caribbean
17
Categories of Monstrosity
49
The Water Deity Mami Wata in Africa
77
Rejecting and Embracing the Monstrous in Ancient Greece
103
Changing Discourses
133
On the Monstrous in the Islamic Visual Tradition
151
The Maya Cosmic Monster as a Political and Religious Symbol
197
Vision Horror and Contemporary Culture
275
CRITICAL APPROACHES TO MONSTROSITY
291
Variations on the Vagina Dentata
311
Erich LessingArt Resource NY
315
Erich LessingArt Resource NY
322
A Conversation with Partha Mitter
329
Geographies of Ambiguity
343
Monstrosity and Race in the Late Middle Ages
365

Chinese Animal Hybrids and Processes
217
Dynasties midtenth century British Museum Stein Painting 45
228
The Changing Face of
237
édition nouvelle illustrée Paris 1850
244
Medieval
257
Vignay Miroir historial J Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles
260
Hie sant draconesz The Geography and Cartography of Monsters
387
The Promise of Monsters
449
Bibliography
465
Index
531
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