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The making of monsters : has the medieval monster been reassembled as the unbounded body of medical science and environmental horror?

Bruen, Beverley Anne


This investigation examines perceptions of the monster as an unbounded body. Bodily containment is clearly disregarded in the fearsome physical abnormality of the medieval monster. Their hybrid physiologies and the emphasis on bodily orifices are reminiscent of those horrors described in Julia Kristeva's Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. My research argues that the monster continues to retain its impact as a metaphor for fear and horror of unforeseen dangers in contemporary secular...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d63c18fa99ed


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