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[Commlist] New book: The Monster Theory Reader

Thu Jul 23 16:17:10 GMT 2020

/The Monster Theory Reader/ from the University of Minnesota Press is now available in paperback and e-book forms for classes and individual researchers.

The table of contents is as follows:

Introduction: A Genealogy of Monster Theory

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

1. Monster Culture (Seven Theses)

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Part I. The Monster Theory Toolbox

2. The Uncanny
Sigmund Freud

3. The Uncanny Valley
Masahiro Mori

4. Approaching Abjection
Julia Kristeva

5. An Introduction to the American Horror Film
Robin Wood

6. Fantastic Biologies and the Structures of Horrific Imagery
Noël Carroll

7. Parasites and Perverts: An Introduction to Gothic Monstrosity
Jack Halberstam

Part II. Monsterizing Difference

8. Monstrous Strangers at the Edge of the World: The Monstrous Races

Alexa Wright

9. Blood, Jews, and Monsters in Medieval Culture

Bettina Bildhauer

10. Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection

Barbara Creed

11. The Monster and the Homosexual
Harry Benshoff

12. The Undead: A Haunted Whiteness

Annalee Newitz

13. Intolerable Ambiguity: Freak as/at the Limit

Elizabeth Grosz

Part III. Monsters and Culture

14. Monsters and the Moral Imagination

Stephen T. Asma

15. Introduction to /Religion and Its Monsters/

//Timothy Beal

16. The Self’s Clean and Proper Body

Margrit Shildrick

17. Haunting Modernity: /Tanuki,/ Trains, and Transformation in Japan//
Michael Dylan Foster

18. Invisible Monsters: Vision, Horror, and Contemporary Culture

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

19. Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terrorism and the Production of Docile Patriots

Jasbir K. Puar and Amit S. Rai

20. Zombie Trouble: Zombie Texts, Bare Life, and Displaced People

Jon Stratton

Part IV. The Promises of Monsters

21. Beasts from the Deep

Erin Suzuki

22. Of Swamp Dragons: Mud, Megalopolis, and a Future for Ecocriticism

Anthony Lioi

23. The Promises of Monsters: A Regenerative Politics for Inappropriate/d Others

Donna Haraway

24. Posthuman Teratology

Patricia MacCormack

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