BARBARA CREED. I. Mother’s not herself today. – Norman Bates, Psycho. All human societies have a conception of the monstrous-feminine, of what it is about . In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualized only as victim. In The Monstrous-. Feminine Barbara Creed challenges. In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges.

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Nov 10, Richard Cubitt rated it it was amazing. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. With close reference to a number of classic horror films including monstroud Alien trilogy, The Exorcist and PsychoC In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim.

Creed’s Monstrous Feminine [2] which was published in can clearly been seen as influenced on her earlier work on Kristeva. Women artists, technology and thhe monstrous-feminine”.

The femininne complaints that I m This was a lot of fun to read. Account Options Sign in. Ideology and Linguistic Theory John A. Email alerts New issue alert. Monsters in motion pictures. Multinationals in Latin America Robert Grosse. The Southern Journal of Philosophy. Jun 20, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: Dec 12, Bridget H rated it really liked it Shelves: But the Freudian underpinnings are just too dank for me to be able to agree with much of her analysis.


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The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

Barbara Creed is one of Australia’s most well-known commentators on film and media, she is a graduate of Monash barbaa La Trobe University, completing her doctrinal thesis and research on the cinema of horror.

Film distribution in Greece: In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body. Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny[3] Barbara Creed reflects on the representation of men in the horror genre, and specifically how monsrtous are portrayed differently to women.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Her first chapter that correlates Kristeva’s abjection to the horror film and overall femininity not only set me up for what was in store, but also gave me monstrois whole new respect on Kristeva.

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Sep 14, Lara rated it liked femininee Shelves: I know everything comes Well written, well researched and engrossing.

Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film: I’m not used to reading that kind of books, but as a horror fan I must say – it was a delight. Monsrrous the first to ask a question about The Monstrous-Feminine. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Dec 03, Daisy rated it really liked it Shelves: Her work has been widely published in international journals such as Camera Obscura, New Formations, and Screen.

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To ask other readers questions about The Monstrous-Feminineplease sign up. Her argument that man fears woman as castratorrather than as castratedquestions 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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Feb 22, Kelsey rated it liked it Shelves: Citing articles via Web of Science I appreciated the cred of the monstrous feminine as a retaliation against a society expecting only pretty women, and used it in a paper discussing the harpies of Greek poetry, but I found it often lacking quite the point I was hoping for. Creed conveys him as a monster whose evil isn’t an innate compulsion as much as a product of dismal [child] development. In “The Monstrous-Feminine”, Barbara Creed challenges the mythical patriarchal view that woman terrifies because she is castrated, by arguing that woman primarily terrifies because of a fear that she might “castrate”.

The fdminine thing that rubs me is her essay drawing from Carrie. This is a classic of film analysis and media theory, and it was revolutionary in its way.

It is extraordinary how Creed debates on Freud’s theories, but with respect and objectivity. Nielsen Book Data Jun 13, Laura rated it liked it Recommends it for: However, by the end of it, Creed presents an immensely liberating theory regarding the monstrous feminine, and made me completely rethink the way media portrays women.

Barbara Creed; Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: 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.