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At the expense of perhaps stating the obvious, *Twilight* (Catherine
Hardwicke, 2008) is the first thing that comes to mind, and it has been
used in contemporary gothic courses at some Australian universities. It
does seem to meet with some resistance from some students who refuse to
take it seriously though!

Cheers,
Lisa

Lisa Bode
Lecturer in Film and Television Studies,
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland 4072
Australia

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> Date:    Sun, 3 Jun 2012 11:29:36 -0400
> From:    "Frank, Michael" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: the "female gothic"
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> one inflection of the "female gothic," in which the young heroine falls in
> with - or in love with - an attractive but menacing and mysterious man, has
> been extensively analyzed by feminist critics who use it as a way of
> exploring female subjectivity  . . . films in this genre became very
> popular in the forties, although its cinematic ancestors go back at least
> as far as hitchcock's 1926 LODGER   . . .
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> but i'm having trouble [no doubt a memory lapse] thinking of more
> contemporary films that might fall into this category . . . since i want to
> use these films in a course,  in which students consider anything released
> before last thursday as ancient history that has nothing to do with their
> own much more enlightened world, i'd welcome suggestions for VERY  recent
> films that i might use
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> thanks in advance for any suggestions
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> mike
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