Defiant Deviance: The Irreality of Reality in the Cultural Imaginary
Cristina Santos, Adriana Spahr
P. Lang, 2006 - Social Science - 151 pages
This innovative study embarks, from a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, on redefining the - supernatural as elements that fail to be framed as - natural by their sociocultural environment. The - supernatural elements depicted in this study encompass such monstrous representations as witches, vampires, angels, virgins, apparitions, and other universally recognized reflections of human existence - though not all - supernatural representations are seen as - monstrous, but as physical and psychological embodiments of common human experience. Contributors to this project represent a wide scope of literary genres and eras, as well as differing theoretical approaches, united by the common goal of defining the - irreality of reality."
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