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The Female Grotesque

Risk, Excess and Modernity

By Mary Russo

© 1995 – Routledge

250 pages

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pub: 1994-11-18
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The grotesque - the exagggerated, the deformed, the monstrous - has been a well-considered subject for students of comparative literature and art. In a major addition to the literature of art, cultural criticism and feminist studies, Mary Russo re-examines the grotesque in the light of gender, exploring the works of Angela Carter David Cronenberg Bahktin Kristeva Freud Zizek. Mary Russo looks at the portrayal of the grotesque in Western culture and by combining the iconographic and the historical, locates the role of the woman's body in the discourse of the grotesque.

About the Author

Mary Russo is Professor of Literature and Critical Theory at Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies