BARBARA CREED. I. Mother’s not herself today. – Norman Bates, Psycho. All human societies have a conception of the monstrous-feminine, of what it is about . In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualized only as victim. In The Monstrous-. Feminine Barbara Creed challenges. In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges.

Author: Nijas Dougrel
Country: Azerbaijan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 19 April 2017
Pages: 499
PDF File Size: 2.99 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.86 Mb
ISBN: 759-1-21974-845-2
Downloads: 54641
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Brajin

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Jean Rouch and the camera eyewitness.

Account Options Sign in. Retrieved from ” https: Paperbackpages. I have a deep, personal, and I believe entirely justified, hatred of Freud, so my eyes glazed over a little there. There was a lot of stuff crammed into that chapter, which also talked about rape-revenge films and Sisters.

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis by Barbara Creed

This was a lot of fun to read. Barbara Creed’s the Monstrous Feminine: You could not be signed in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Barbara Creed analyses the seven faces’ of the monstrous-feminine: I read this for a popular culture class in grad school, and as someone with limited knowledge of psychoanalysis, it was hard to get into. This is a great book if you revel in movies like Cronenberg’s “The Brood”, or the “Aliens” Quadrilogy, or even more recent movies like “The Descent”.

I’ve read some of monstrlus essays in my monstroud film class and of course used for writing papers, but never read the whole book.


The reproductive system within horror movies is continually depicted as monstrous, the movie Alien clearly depicts this theory. In “The Monstrous-Feminine”, Barbara Creed challenges the mythical patriarchal view that woman terrifies because she is castrated, by arguing that woman primarily terrifies because of a fear that she might “castrate”.

Barbara Creed is an associate professor of cinema studies in the school of fine arts cresd the University of Melbourne. In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. I would love to see an updated version of the book to incorporate more current feminism.

China Lane Kelley.

How’s that for the monstrous-feminine, Creed? Be the first to ask a question about The Monstrous-Feminine. Sexing the New RealityPhallic Panic: In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body.

Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection | Screen | Oxford Academic

On Cindy Sherman photography http: Open Preview See a Problem? Describe the connection issue.

For an academic work, the theories are decently simply explained, though I might read through all the theory chapters if you’re new to Freud.

Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Creed conveys him as a monster whose evil isn’t an innate compulsion as much as a product of dismal [child] development.

The Monstrous-Feminine : Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Novel in Javanese G Quinn. London and New York: Creed’s work with psychoanalysis validates its usefulness in the feminist film theory field.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?


The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

Monwtrous Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film. Looking for beautiful books? Tom rated it really liked it Aug 08, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Creed’s analyses of psychoanalytic theory applied to films such as The ExorcistAlienThe Broodand so forth captivated me for the most part.

An Essay on Abjection. Other books in this series. I know everything comes back to Freud but whyyyyy must everything come back to Jonstrous. Views Read Edit View history. May 03, Viola rated it really liked it. It would have been nice for feminibe to be a little bit more time spent on hte films. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Sep 14, Lara rated it liked it Shelves: Unquestionably massively influential, excellently written with wit and expertise.

Women as castrator constitutes the most significant face of the monstrous-feminine in film and Creed challenges the mythical patriarchal view that women primarily terrifies because of a fear that she might castrate. Physical description viii, p. The critique of Freudian theory comprises a total re-conceptualization of the status of the feminine within psychoanalytic debate.

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.