Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology

Springer, 16 jul. 2012 - 326 páginas
Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.

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Monstrosity and Multiculturalism
I General Theories of Monstrosity
II Teratologies of Nationality and Race
III In Between Fear and Desire
IV Queer Theory and Boundary Crossings
Between the Real and the Reel
The HumanAnimalMachine Divides
VII Teratologies and Ethics
Notes on Contributors
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Lonnie Athens is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Seton Hall University. Jason C. Bivins is an associate professor and the associate department head in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. Harry M. Benshoff is an associate professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas. Noël Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and one of the leading philosophers of art and aesthetics in the US. Margaret L. Carter is a writer and scholar of horror. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is a professor of English and the director of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI) at the George Washington University. Ian Conrich is a fellow in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre at the University of Essex. David Frank is a professor of Rhetoric at the University of Oregon and the academic dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College. Ken Gelder is a professor of English at the University of Melbourne. Cecil Greek is an associate professor of Sociology at University of South Florida Polytechnic. Judith ('Jack') Halberstam is a professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. Mark Jancovich is a professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia. Ôrît K?mîr is a professor of Law, Culture and Gender at the Peres Law School in Israel. Dominick LaCapra is Bryce & Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies at Cornell University. Kathleen Long is a professor of French in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Patricia MacCormack is a reader in English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Andrew Hock-Soon Ng is a senior lecturer in Literature at Monash University Malaysia. Daniel A Novak is an associate professor of English at Louisiana State University. Dejan Ognjanovi? received his PhD from the University of Belgrade and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Stephen Prince is a professor of Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech. June Pulliam teaches courses in horror and adolescent literature at Louisiana State University. Laurence A. Rickels is a professor of art and theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. David J. Skal is an author and an annual visiting lecturer in popular literature at Trinity College. Carla María Thomas is a Henry M. MacCracken Fellow at New York University.

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