Misfit Sisters: Screen Horror as Female Rites of Passage by S. ShortMisfit Sisters: Screen Horror as Female Rites of Passage by S. Short

Misfit Sisters: Screen Horror as Female Rites of Passage

byS. Short

Hardcover | October 31, 2006

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Misfit Sisters assesses female characterization in recent screen horror, examining how a female rite of passage can be seen to operate in such texts as Scream, The Craft, Ginger Snaps and The Ring. Drawing parallels with folk tales it evaluates the trials female protagonists undergo in their journey to womanhood, arguing that the focus given to female characters and experiences, the powers they are given, and the ways in which they are tested demand that the genre be critically re-appraised.
Sue Short lectures in film and media at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She has written on a variety of science fiction and horror-related themes. She is the author of Cyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivity.
Title:Misfit Sisters: Screen Horror as Female Rites of PassageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230000207

ISBN - 13:9780230000209

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Misfits, Miscreants and Monstrosity * Fairy Tale Archetypes and Female Rites of Passage Narratives * Sex and the Final Girl: Surviving the Slasher in the Scream trilogy * Maternal Monsters and Motherly Mentors: Failed Initiations in Carrie and Carrie II * Misfit Sisters: Female Kinship and Rivalry in The Craft and Ginger Snaps * Fighting Demons: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and the Teen Angst Drama * What Lies Beneath?: Wronged Girls and the Mother Avenger Film * Conclusion * Filmography * Bibliography * Index