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The Female Grotesque

Risk, Excess and Modernity

By Mary Russo

Routledge – 1995 – 250 pages

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    November 20th 1994
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Description

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.

Author Bio

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

Name: The Female Grotesque: Risk, Excess and Modernity (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Mary Russo. 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...
Categories: Gender & Cinema, Literature, Feminist Literature & Theory