The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

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Routledge, Sep 4, 2015 - Social Science - 216 pages
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, T
 

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Her argument disrupts Freudian and Lacanian theories of sexual difference as well as existing theories of spectatorship and fetishism in relation to the male and female gaze in the cinema to provide a ... Read full review

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I don't believe in psychoanalysis and this didn't convert me, although there are interesting points made here and there. If you buy the Freudian/Jungian/Lacanian unprovable mythology about a woman's psyche, you will probably love this. Read full review

Contents

Psychoanalytic Theory and the Femme Castratrice
85
Bibliography
167
Filmography
172

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