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When we look at monsters from a safe distance, it is nothing but a glance. To preserve our pristine human identity, whenever we find the monstrous Other, we search for difference, not similarity. But what happens when we allow our gaze to linger and the face staring back at us looks uncannily familiar? When we lose the alterity factor and can no longer discern the boundaries that separate 'us' from 'them'? The chapters in this volume investigate how terrifying the Other remains after we strip its facade and discover an unsettling likeness. Also, the saturation of monster imagery and verbiage contained in contemporary literature, film, music, and popular culture solidifies it as a topic that crosses diverse borders. The authors' interdisciplinary approaches reassess issues such as the current stand of classical monsters, the persistence of animal imagery in Horror and the domestication strategies that reshaped monstrosity.
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Mark Chekares is a researcher in the field of comic book form and sequential art, as well as the representation of children in animated feature films. Thanks to his wife Jennie and his children: Sophie, Isabelle, Andrew and Gabriel. Marcia Heloisa is a Horror genre aficionado who managed to combine work and pleasure by studying and teaching Literature. After concluding her research on animality in Bram Stoker's Dracula, she is currently researching the role of the monster as a psychopomp in modern horror narratives.
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Book Description Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015. Paperback (2015). Condition: Fine. - Brand new unread copy - 174 pages. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 621956