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Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

This volume contains discussions and dissections of monsters across multiple media and geographical origins. However, the notable shifts in how we engage monsters and monstrosity feature heavily in this volume. Chapters tackle resurrections of previous series and conversations through films like Jurassic World and Krampus. Others gravitate towards the rebirth of some of the older, tried and true monsters like vampires and zombies, including analyses of Pride And Prejudice + Zombies, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, iZombie, and Teen Wolf – all of which reinterpreted and reinvented these creatures for the modern audience. While the text serves to address these new iterations of the “Classic” monsters in the cannon, others look at strangers, more fringe monster narratives like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Village, or even the very real parasitic monstrosities of Monsters Inside Me.

240 pages | 6 x 9

Film Studies

Table of Contents

Loving Monsters: Understanding Horror Fiction Consumption as a Response to the Uncertainty of American Identity / Marylou Naumoff
The Enemy Within: Deconstructing the Emerging Femininity in Contemporary Monster Films / Coco D’Hont
Twice Dead: Gender, Class, and Crisis in Pride and Prejudice + Zombies / Erin Casey-Williams and Erika Cornelius Smith
Monstrous Parasites, Monstrous Selves / Kristine Larsen
Spot the Monster: Pack, Identity, and Humanity in MTV’s Teen Wolf / Tracy Thomas
Sticking Together a Soul: Plato, St. Gregory of Nyssa, and I, Frankenstein / Heather L. Duda
“That’s Not a Real Dinosaur:” The Indominus Rex and Monstrosity in Jurassic World / Brooke Southgate
“The Shadow of Saint Nicholas:” Dougherty’s Krampus / Alissa Burger and Jenny Collins
Unmasking the Bite: Pleasure, Sexuality, and Vulnerability in the Vampire Series / Tatiana Prorokova
Zombie Blues: The Depressing Rise of the Living Dead in Contemporary Television / Alberto N. Garcia
“The Monster at the End of This Book:” Authorship and Monstrosity in Supernatural / Jessica George

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