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[Commlist] New book: Women Who Kill: Gender and Sexuality in Films and Series of the Post-feminist Era

Thu Feb 20 14:24:01 GMT 2020

Cristelle Maury and David Roche are delighted to announce the publication of

Maury, Cristelle and David Roche (eds). /Women Who Kill: Gender and Sexuality in Films and Series of the Post-feminist Era/. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. ISBN 9781350115613


Series Editors’ Foreword


Introduction /Cristelle Maury and David Roche/

Part One          Neo-Femmes Fatales

1          The Femme Fatale of the 1990s Erotic Thriller: A Post-feminist Killer? /Delphine Letort/

2          The African Femme Fatale: Reappropriation of a Mythical Figure in /White Men Are Cracking Up/ (Ngozi Onwurah, 1994) /Emilie Herbert/

3          Transwoman Who Kills: /Hit & Miss/ (Sky Atlantic, 2012) /Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot/

4          Genre and Gender in /Sin City: A Dame to Kill For/ (Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2014) /Christophe Gelly/

5          Textbook Femme Fatale, De-eroticized Neo-noir Heroine or Post-feminist Woman Who Kills? Genre Trouble in /Gone Girl/ (David Fincher, 2014) /Cristelle Maury/

Part Two          Action Babes

6          From Sarah Connor 2.0 to Sarah Connor 3.0: Women Who Kill in the /Terminator/ Franchise /Marianne Kac-Vergne/

7          Girls against Women: Contrasting Female Violence in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopias /Adrienne Boutang/

8          Motherhood, Domesticity, and Nurture in the Postapocalyptic World: Negotiating Femininity in /The Walking Dead/ (AMC, 2010–) /Marta Suarez/

9          An Audience Studies Approach to Tarantino’s Violent Heroines in /Kill Bill/ (2003–04) and /Death Proof/ (2007) /Connor Winterton/

10        Licensed to Kill? Arming and Disarming Female Killers in Action Film and Parody in /Mad Max: Fury Road/ (George Miller, 2015) and /Spy/ (Paul Feig, 2015) /Elizabeth Mullen/

Part Three       Monstrous Women

11        The Women Who Killed Too Many: /Contagion/ (Steven Soderbergh, 2011) and Female Virality /Julia Echeverría/

12 “Always Take Care of Ganja”: Intersectional and Post-Feminist Contradictions in /Da Sweet Blood of Jesus/ (Spike Lee, 2014) /Hélène Charlery/

13        Monstrous Feminists? Witches, Murder, and Avatars of (Post-)feminism in /American Horror Story: Coven/ (FX, 2013–14) /Mikaël Toulza/

14        Furies and Female Empowerment: The Sword and the Pen in /Byzantium/ (Neil Jordan, 2012) and /Crimson Peak/ (Guillermo del Toro, 2015) /Carolina Abello Onofre and Christophe Chambost/

15        Masculine Cultures of Technology and the Robotic Female Avenger in /Ex Machina/ (Alex Garland, 2015) /Samantha Lindop/

16        “You’re a Dangerous Girl”: Beauty and Violence in /The Neon Demon/ (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016) /Janice Loreck/

17        Evidence of Cruel Optimism: Nick Broomfield’s /Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer/ (2003) /Rosemary White/

Afterword: Women Who Kill after #MeToo /David Roche and Cristelle Maury/

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