The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

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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, The Exorcist and Psycho, Creed analyses the seven 'faces' of the monstrous-feminine: archaic mother, monstrous womb, vampire, witch, possessed body, monstrous mother and castrator ...

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138127708

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The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis 1993, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415052597

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