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Monster Theory: Reading Culture Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Monster Theory: Reading Culture

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

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We live in a time of monsters. Monsters provide a key to understanding the culture that spawned them. So argue the essays in this wide-ranging and fascinating collection that asks the question, What happens when critical theorists take the study ofMoreWe live in a time of monsters. Monsters provide a key to understanding the culture that spawned them. So argue the essays in this wide-ranging and fascinating collection that asks the question, What happens when critical theorists take the study of monsters seriously as a means of examining our culture?aIn viewing the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body, the contributors to Monster Theory consider beasts, demons, freaks, and fiends as symbolic expressions of cultural unease that pervade a society and shape its collective behavior. Through a historical sampling of monsters, these essays argue that our fascination for the monstrous testifies to our continued desire to explore difference and prohibition.Contributors: Mary Baine Campbell, Brandeis U- David L. Clark, McMaster U- Frank Grady, U of Missouri, St. Louis- David A. Hedrich Hirsch, U of Illinois- Lawrence D. Kritzman, Dartmouth College- Kathleen Perry Long, Cornell U- Stephen Pender- Allison Pingree, Harvard U- Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College- John ONeill, York U- William Sayers, George Washington U- Michael Uebel, U of Virginia- Ruth Waterhouse.