Horror and Evil in the Name of Enjoyment: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Ideology

Horror and Evil in the Name of Enjoyment: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Ideology

by Han-Yu Huang

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Horror and Evil in the Name of Enjoyment: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Ideology by Han-Yu Huang

This book argues for the significance of ideology critique and moral judgment in the fields of literary, cultural, political and philosophical studies. By drawing on Slavoj Žižek’s theory of ideology the author examines postmodern horror films like Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs, multiculturalism, post-September 11 political discourses and the society of enjoyment in terms of paranoia and perversion and reveals patterns of enjoyment structured through ideological fantasy. The Lacanian/Žižekian theory of ideological fantasy and ethics of psychoanalysis is then applied to broader philosophical, political and cultural contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820489223
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Series: European University Studies Ser.: Anglo-Saxon language and Literature Ser.
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The Author: Han-yu Huang is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Tamkang University, Taiwan. His research fields include cyberculture, horror film, and ethics of psychoanalysis.

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