Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives: Theory, Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism [NOOK Book]

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This study seeks to situate the monster in contemporary narratives. Deploying psychoanalysis, cultural theories, and recent studies in gender and sexuality, it discusses various forms of monstrous representations starting with lived space, and concluding with language as a textual space for the creation/coercion of monstrosity. It argues that, unlike traditional monster narratives (notably the Gothic) which see the monster as an alien 'other' that has to be contemplated and finally expelled, contemporary monster ...
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Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives: Theory, Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism

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Overview

This study seeks to situate the monster in contemporary narratives. Deploying psychoanalysis, cultural theories, and recent studies in gender and sexuality, it discusses various forms of monstrous representations starting with lived space, and concluding with language as a textual space for the creation/coercion of monstrosity. It argues that, unlike traditional monster narratives (notably the Gothic) which see the monster as an alien 'other' that has to be contemplated and finally expelled, contemporary monster narratives situate this 'other' with(in) us, thus forcing us to reconsider our positions as subjectivities, and the socio-ideological space we inhabit. Fiction by Peter Ackroyd, J. G. Ballard, Doris Lessing, Iain Banks, Bret Easton Ellis, Joyce Carol Oates, Angela Carter, Patrick McGrath and Janice Galloway are discussed, showcasing an array of monstrous manifestations including various forms of monstrous spatiality (including language), the deformed body, the serial killer and the enigmatic child.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230563650
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/14/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 398 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Hock-soon Ng is Lecturer in Contemporary Fiction, Film Studies and Theories of Authorship and Writing at Monash University, Malaysia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : dimensions of monstrosity 1
1 Monstrous space 22
2 Geopolitics of the serial killer 65
3 Monstrous progeny 107
4 Monstrous body 144
Conclusion : the language of monstrosity 175
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