The Uses of Phobia: Essays on Literature and Film

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The essays brought together in this book understand phobia not as a pathology, but as a versatile moral, political, and aesthetic resource - and one with a history. They demonstrate that enquiry into strong feelings of aversion has enabled writers and film-makers to say and show things they could not otherwise have said or shown; and in this way to get profoundly and provocatively to grips with the modern condition. Makes extensive reference to original readings of a wide range of literary texts and films, from the 1850s ...

The Uses of Phobia: Essays on Literature and Film 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN-13: 9781444333848

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