Leave the Lights On: Literary and Other Monsters

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Leave the Lights On: Literary and Other Monsters


Edited by Niculae Gheran and Kristin L. Bone

Format: eBook (PDF)

Year: 2016

Leave the Lights On: Literary and Other Monsters focuses on interdisciplinary studies of Monsters in Literature and the Monsterization of the Other.

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Leave the Lights On: Literary and Other Monster analyses the meaning behind representations of monsters and monstrosity in different types of media and cultural contexts. Two main categories have become the basis for the volume: Monsters in Literature and the Monsterization of the Other. The various topics approached range from discussions on graphic and dystopian novels, classic monster figures like Medusa or the image of the vampire and zombie. Herein are discussions of works by great film directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, media representation of police and black bodies in everyday life and authors such as Martin Millar, George Eliot, George Orwell, Alan Moore and Terry Pratchett.

Niculae Gheran and Kristin L. Bone

Part I Monsters of Literature

V: A Monster in the Body Politic
Mathew Mather

Addiction and Mental Illness in Martin Millar’s Wolf Girl
Kimberley McMahon-Coleman

Constructing the Monstrous Citizen of Dystopia
Niculae Liviu Gheran

Mad Cows and Viral Vampires
April Nixon Kendra

Fantasy Monsters Break Loose at Bloomfield College
Angela Conrad

Part II The Monsterization of the Other

Retrieving Medusa: The Politics of Identity in and Difference in George Elliot’s Early Novels
Elizabeth Hollis Berry

Under-the-Fingernails Rhetoric of the Monstrous Kind
Fiona Harris Ramsby and Mubarak Muhammad

The Canibalistic Paradox: Separation and Unity as a Source of (Cultural) Identity
Judith Rahn

The Skin I Live In: Hunger, Power and the Monstrous Feminine
Sarah D. Harris

Artist, Teen, Zombie, Queer: In the Flesh and the Dehumanization of the Posthuman Other
Cindy Smith

Niculae Gheran is a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. His work focuses on spatiality, more specifically the spatiality of Anglophone dystopias. He has several papers published in international journals on the topic. He is also an English teacher and freelance editor.

Kristin L. Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She is the author of the Black Rose dark fantasy series and the Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. Bone has spent the last few years as a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.