Monsters: Fictional Representations of Cultural Anxieties

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Brian Holm Sørensen
4. semester, Engelsk, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This study deals with monsters of the fin-de-siécle (i.e. the late C19) and their function as uncanny doubles of the fears and anxieties embedded within a particular society. Furthermore, the study investigates monsters as scapegoats meant to be ousted in order for society to reach some degree of cleansing. The main theorists are Sigmund Freud (using his terms "uncanny", "projection" and "repression" in my reading of monsters as psychological entities) and René Girard (using his view of the scapegoat), but other theorists, such as Noël Carroll, are used as well, particularly in connection with the theory and history of the monster.
Udgivelsesdato21 jun. 2011
Antal sider77
ID: 53089245