Dread of Difference : Gender and the Horror Film-ExLibrary by Grant, Barry K.

Dread of Difference : Gender and the Horror Film-ExLibrary by Grant, Barry K.

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Idioma: Inglês Ano de publicação: 1996




Dread of Difference : Gender and the Horror Film-ExLibrary by Grant, Barry K.

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An undying procession of sons of Dracula and daughters of darkness has animated the horror film genre from the beginning. Indeed, in this pioneering exploration of the cinema of fear, Barry Keith Grant and twenty other film critics posit that horror is always rooted in gender, particularly in anxieties about sexual difference and gender politics. The book opens with the influential theoretical works of Linda Williams, Carol J. Clover, and Barbara Creed. Subsequent essays explore the history of the genre, from classic horror such asKing KongandBride of Frankensteinto the more recentFatal AttractionandBram Stoker’s Dracula. Other topics covered include the work of horror auteurs David Cronenberg, Dario Argento, and George Romero; theAlienstrilogy; and the importance of gender in relation to horror marketing and reception. Other contributors include Vera Dika, Thomas Doherty, Lucy Fischer, ChristopherSharrett, Vivian Sobchack, Tony Williams, and Robin Wood. Writing acrossa full range of critical methods from classic psychoanalysis to feminismand postmodernism, they balance theoretical generalizations with close readingsof films and discussions of figures associated with the genre. The Dread of Differencedemonstrates that horror is hardly a uniformly masculine discourse. As these essays persuasively show, not only are horror movies about patriarchy and its fear of the feminine, but they also offer feminist critique and pleasure.

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Publisher University of Texas Press
ISBN-10 0292727941
ISBN-13 9780292727946
eBay Product ID (ePID) 726050

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Format Paperback
Publication Year 1996
Language English

Weight 32.1 Oz
Width 6.1in.
Height 1.2in.
Length 8.9in.

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Dewey Edition 20
Table of Content Introduction- Part One– 1. When the Woman Looks (Linda Williams)- 2. Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection (Barbara Creed)- 3. Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film (Carol J. Clover)- Part Two– 4. “It Will Thrill You, It May Shock You, It Might Even Horrify You”: Gender, Reception, and Classic Horror Cinema (Rhona J. Berenstein)- 5. Bringing It All Back Home: Family Economy and Generic Exchange (Vivian Sobchack)- 6. Trying to Survive on the Darker Side: 1980s Family Horror (Tony Williams)- 7. Genre, Gender, and the Aliens Trilogy (Thomas Doherty)- 8. Taking Back the Night of the Living Dead: George Romero, Feminism, and the Horror Film (Barry Keith Grant)- 9. Gender, Genre, Argento (Adam Knee)- 10. “Beyond the Veil of the Flesh”: Cronenberg and the Disembodiment of Horror (Lianne McLarty)- 11. The Horror Film in Neoconservative Culture (Christopher Sharrett)- Part Three– 12. Horror, Femininity, and Carrie’s Monstrous Puberty (Shelley Stamp Lindsey)- 13. The Monster as Woman: Two Generations of Cat People (Karen Hollinger)- 14. Here Comes the Bride: Wedding Gender and Race in Bride of Frankenstein (Elizabeth Young)- 15. King Kong: The Beast in the Boudoir or, “You Can’t Marry That Girl, You’re a Gorilla!” (Harvey Roy Greenberg)- 16. The Stepfather: Father as Monster in the Contemporary Horror Film (Patricia Brett Erens)- 17. Burying the Undead: The Use and Obsolescence of Count Dracula (Robin Wood)- 18. Daughters of Darkness: The Lesbian Vampire on Film (Bonnie Zimmerman)- 19. From Dracula-with Love (Vera Dika)- 20. The Place of Passion: Reflections on Fatal Attraction (James Conlon)- 21. Birth Traumas: Parturition and Horror in Rosemary’s Baby (Lucy Fischer)- Selected Bibliography- Notes on Contributors- Index
Illustrated Yes
Dewey Decimal 791.43/616
Series Texas Film and Media Studies
Copyright Date 1996
Number of Pages 476 Pages
Lc Classification Number Pn1995.9.H6d74 1996
Publication Date 1996-01-01
Lccn 96-011099
Edited by Barry Keith Grant, Barry K. Grant

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