Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television
240 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:16 Mar 2017
Release Date:01 Mar 2019
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Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

Universitas Press

The ubiquitous presence of the monstrous on screen evokes myriad interpretations. In certain cases, we love to love the monster. In others, we bond over mutual desire to see it conquered, vanquished. The inherent mutability of the monster provides us with endless opportunities to reimagine, reenvision, and reencounter these creatures. In its entirety, this volume endeavors to examine how 21st-century media presents and contends with the body and mind of the monster. What do they reveal about us culturally, individually, as a community? What can we learn from them?

Loving Monsters: Understanding Horror Fiction Consumption as a Response to the Uncertainty of American Identity / Marylou Naumoff

The Enemy Within: Deconstructing the Emerging Femininity in Contemporary Monster Films / Coco D'Hont

Twice Dead: Gender, Class, and Crisis in Pride and Prejudice + Zombies / Erin Casey-Williams and Erika Cornelius Smith

Monstrous Parasites, Monstrous Selves / Kristine Larsen

Spot the Monster: Pack, Identity, and Humanity in MTV's Teen Wolf / Tracy Thomas

Sticking Together a Soul: Plato, St. Gregory of Nyssa, and I, Frankenstein / Heather L. Duda

“That's Not a Real Dinosaur:” The Indominus Rex and Monstrosity in Jurassic World / Brooke Southgate

“The Shadow of Saint Nicholas:” Dougherty’s Krampus / Alissa Burger and Jenny Collins

Unmasking the Bite: Pleasure, Sexuality, and Vulnerability in the Vampire Series / Tatiana Prorokova

Zombie Blues: The Depressing Rise of the Living Dead in Contemporary Television / Alberto N. Garcia

“The Monster at the End of This Book:” Authorship and Monstrosity in Supernatural / Jessica George

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