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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This timely study breaks new ground in exploring how recent film and television horror texts articulate a female rite of passage, updating the cautionary concerns found in fairy tales of the past, particularly in warning against predatory men, treacherous females and unhappy family situations.
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 ofCyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivity.
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Title:Misfit Sisters: Screen Horror as Female Rites of PassageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230000207

ISBN - 13:9780230000209

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Telling Tales: Fairy Tales and Female Rites of Passage Narratives Sex and the Final Girl: Surviving the Slasher 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, Faith, Willow and the Forces of Good and Evil Demeter's Daughters: Wronged Girls and the Mother Avenger Conclusion Bibliography Filmography Index