Misfit Sisters

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Overview

Misfit Sisters assesses female characterization in recent screen horror, examining how a female rite of passage can be seen to operate in such texts as Scream, The Craft, Ginger Snaps and The Ring. Drawing parallels with folk tales it evaluates the trials female protagonists undergo in their jourbaney to womanhood, arguing that the focus given to female characters and experiences, the powers they are given, and the ways in which they are tested demand that the genre be critically re-appraised.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230000209
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Short lectures in film and media at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She has written on a variety of science fiction and horror-related themes. She is the author of Cyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivity.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Misfits, Miscreants and Monstrosity
• Fairy Tale Archetypes and Female Rites of Passage Narratives
• Sex and the Final Girl: Surviving the Slasher in the Scream trilogy
• Maternal Monsters and Motherly Mentors: Failed Initiations in Carrie and Carrie II
• Misfit Sisters: Female Kinship and Rivalry in The Craft and Ginger Snaps
• Fighting Demons: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and the Teen Angst Drama
• What Lies Beneath?: Wronged Girls and the Mother Avenger Film
• Conclusion
• Filmography
• Bibliography
• Index

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