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Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives: Theory, Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism
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Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives: Theory, Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism (Hardback)

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Interweaving psychoanalysis, gender and cultural studies, and postmodern theories of geopolitics, this study of the monster in contemporary narratives demonstrates that the monster (and monstrosity) is largely a cultural and ideological production. Figures such as the serial-killer, the monstrous child, deformed bodies and spatially-influenced monstrosity will be considered through analyses of texts by Peter Ackroyd, Bret Easton Ellis, and Angela Carter (among others). The conclusion proposes that language itself becomes monstrous when it attempts, and fails, to articulate the monster.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologySocial, group or collective psychology Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 14/09/2004 ISBN-13: 9781403944467  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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ANDREW NG is Lecturer in Contemporary Fiction, Film Studies and Theories of Authorship and Writing at Monash University, Malaysia.

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