Monster theory : reading culture / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor

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Subjects: Monsters in literature
Abnormalities, Human, in literature
Grotesque in literature
Difference (Psychology) in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1996
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: xiii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface: In a Time of Monsters
1. Monster Culture (Seven Theses) / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 3
2. Beowulf as Palimpsest / Ruth Waterhouse 26
3. Monstrosity, Illegibility, Denegation: De Man, bp Nichol, and the Resistance to Postmodernism / David L. Clark 40
4. The Odd Couple: Gargantua and Tom Thumb / Anne Lake Prescott 75
5. America's "United Siamese Brothers": Chang and Eng and Nineteenth-Century Ideologies of Democracy and Domesticity / Allison Pingree 92
6. Liberty, Equality, Monstrosity: Revolutionizing the Family in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / David A. Hedrich Hirsch 115
7. "No Monsters at the Resurrection": Inside Some Conjoined Twins / Stephen Pender 143
8. Representing the Monster: Cognition, Cripples, and Other Limp Parts in Montaigne's "Des Boyteux" / Lawrence D. Kritzman 168
9. Hermaphrodites Newly Discovered: The Cultural Monsters of Sixteenth-Century France / Kathleen Perry Long 183
10. Anthropometamorphosis: John Bulwer's Monsters of Cosmetology and the Science of Culture / Mary Baine Campbell 202
11. Vampire Culture / Frank Grady 225
12. The Alien and Alienated as Unquiet Dead in the Sagas of the Icelanders / William Sayers 242
13. Unthinking the Monster: Twelfth-Century Responses to Saracen Alterity / Michael Uebel 264
14. Dinosaurs-R-Us: The (Un)Natural History of Jurassic Park / John O'Neill 292
Contributors 309
Index 312
Additional Authors: Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome
Notes: LCCN: 96021914
ISBN: 0816628548 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0816628556 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 34722533
ISBN/ISSN: 0816628548