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.

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Barbara Creed is one of Australia’s most well-known commentators on film and media, she is a graduate of Monash and La Trobe University, completing her doctrinal thesis and research on the cinema of horror. This piece alone is something I would isolate and assign in its own right, because it breaks new ground in establishing the mother as a site of fear through moralism, moderation, and surveillance. Nov 10, Richard Cubitt rated it it was amazing. Barbara Creed’s the Monstrous Feminine: How’s that for the monstrous-feminine, Creed?

Sep 01, Alex rated it did not like it Shelves: Sexing the New RealityPhallic Panic: I read this book because I love monster movies, especially the campy ones where the monster is invariably female and on a killing rampage. Soviet cinema and the fantasy feminije no crede. With close reference to a number of classic horror films including “Alien”, “The Brood”, “The Hunger”, “Carrie”, “The Exorcist”, “Sisters”, “I Spit on Your Grave” and “Psycho”, she presents a sustained analysis of the seven “faces” of thhe monstrous-feminine from a feminist and psychoanalytic perspective, discussing woman as monster in relation to woman as archaic mother, monstrous womb, vampire, witch, possessed body, monstrous mother and castrator.


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Oct 01, Ana marked montrous as femininw. Lists with This Book. Actually, I wasn’t keen to do pretty much anything under the circumstances.

Her first chapter that correlates Kristeva’s abjection to the horror film and overall femininity not only set me up for what was in store, but also gave me a whole new respect on Kristeva.

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Sign In or Create an Account. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Apr 26, Peter North rated it liked it Shelves: Don’t have an account? Identification, Castration Theory, and the Logic of Fetishism”. In almost all critical writings monsttous the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim.

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Her argument that man fears woman as castrator, rather than as castrated, questions not only Freudian theories of sexual difference but existing theories of spectatorship and fetishism, providing a provocative re-reading of classical and contemporary film and theoretical texts. Barbara Creed has a particular emphasis on this idea of the monstrous-womb, throughout history the maternal body has been considered a source of anxiety to the male mostrous. Email alerts New issue alert.


Another key monstrous figure that Barbxra Creed discusses frequently in her work, is Greek mythology’s Medusa and her severed head. I was somewhat disappointed and confused by Creed’s reluctance to push back barbxra assertions that female monsters are abjectly horrifying solely because they represent castration in some form. I know everything comes back to Freud but whyyyyy must everything come back to Freudddddd.

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Nov 22, Shannan rated it liked it. The only thing that rubs me is her essay drawing from Carrie.

The Best Books of Agnes rated it really liked it Sep 03, Film, Feminism, PsychoanalysisMedia Matrix: Creed’s ideology of the woman’s reproductive system is analyzed within the works of Kristeva.

RoutledgeDec 6, – Social Science – pages. It is a must.