Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare

January 29, 2009|
Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare by Steven Jay Schneider
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This volume finds the proper place of psychoanalytic thought in critical analysis of cinema through a series of essays that debate its legitimacy, utility, and validity as applied to the horror genre. It distinguishes itself from previous work in this area through the self-consciousness with which psychoanalytic concepts are employed and the theorization that coexists with interpretations of particular horror films and subgenres.
Preface: what lies beneath? Robin Wood; Introduction: Psychoanalysis in/and/of the horror film Steven Jay Schneider; Part I. The Question of Horror-Pleasure: 1. 'What's the matter with Melanie?': reflections on the merits of psychoanalytic approaches to modern horror cinema Cosimo Urbano; 2. A fun night out: horror and other pleasures ...
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Title:Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.71 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.71 in
Published:January 29, 2009
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521107853

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