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I'm working on a course for next fall called "Screen Violence and Women,"
about violent female characters in horror films.  I plan to use as our main
theoretical text, Barbara Creed's MONSTROUS FEMININE, a feminist analysis
of various types of violent women characters.  While Creed uses a Kristevan
psychoanalytic approach, her explanation of each character type is very
clear, with references to many recent as well as classic films.  However,
I, too, would like to know of other texts (on horror films and gender) that
might work with undergraduates.
 
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>after hiding from the threat for some years i've decided to face
>the monster and have agreed to teach a course on horror films
>in the spring . . . while i know at least some of the interesting work
>on the genre, a lot of what i know is fairly advanced, certainly
>too complicated for non specialist undergrads most of whom
>will be taking the course simply to fulfill a humanities distribution
>requirement . . .
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>can anyone recommend materials [a book or, perhaps even better,
>a number of essays] that would provide appropriate background
>reading for such a course . . . to the extent that the material touches on
>[or tackles] the latent gender issues in the genre i would be especially
>grateful
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>thanks much
>
>mike frank
 
Mark Pizzato
Dept. of Dance and Theatre
UNC-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223
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