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The Face of the Beast: Bestial Descriptions and Psychological Response in Horror Literature

Thurston, Jonathan W.


Current scholarship surrounding the predator mythos in culture and literature suggests a distinctive binary of wild–domestic. Scholars often argue that the uniquely terrifying aspect of the predator is in its unconscious capacity to invade our standards of civilization, disrupt order, and pass our final frontier of fear: that of being eaten alive. Other scholars, too, tend to read the terror of these predators with an almost colonial analysis, centering around the concept of the predators’...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2019-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Ecology Review
DOI: 10.22459/HER.25.02.2019.04
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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