Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series) 1st Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0415052597
ISBN-10: 0415052599
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Trade in your item
Get a $9.42
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Rent On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$19.01 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$38.02 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$47.90 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
29 New from $28.81 30 Used from $24.00
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$47.90 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)
  • +
  • Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton Classics)
  • +
  • House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films
Total price: $92.88
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"By reinstating the repressed mother and "femme castratice in classic Freudian theory, and by extending Julia Kristeva's discussion of horror and abjection to fresh critical objects, Barbara Creed accessibly and convincingly demonstrates the relevance and productivity of psychoanalytic theory for cultural analysis."
-Annette Kuhn, University of Glasgow
"A substantial contribution to knowledge of the horror film . . . the first study to concentrate specifically on the monstrous-feminine."
-E. Ann Kaplan
"Witty, succinct, a pleasure to read. The critique of Freudian theory comprises a total re-conceptualization of the status of the feminine within psychoanalytic debate."
-Sneja Gunew

About the Author

Barbara Creed is an associate professor of cinema studies in the school of fine arts at the University of Melbourne. A well-known film critic and media commentator, she has been the Age film reviewer for three years and an ABC film critic for the past decade. She is the author of The Monstrous-Feminine and the coeditor of both Body Trade and Don't Shoot Darling! Her work has been widely published in international journals such as Camera Obscura, New Formations, and Screen.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Popular Fictions Series
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 17, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415052599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415052597
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
83%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
17%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you are interested in Horror Movies, you will never see them the same again after you read this. Not just movies, but Freud's theories. It will give you a completely different view, you will have a lot of "ahas!" moments and insights. It is funn, it is well written, you read it very quickly and Creed manages to explain Julia Kristeva and Jacques Lacan in a very easy interesting way. She also explains the movies easily and fast so you get the idea if you haven't seen them. Creed really vcreates a new theory, breaks tabus about Oedipal and Castration Anxieties, and talks about the Vagina Dentata, the woman as tha castrator, not the men. She really explores the topic and gives a profound deep explanation on it. Totally worths it if you are in feminism and psychoanalysis.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Anyone interested in horror films and/or feminist theory MUST read this book. It is surprisingly accessible and enjoyable to read. Lower level undergrads without a cursory knowledge of feminist critiques of psychoanalysis might benefit from buying Elizabeth Wright'a Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Those who dislike psychoanalytic interpretations beware! This book is full of them (even one about Little Red Riding Hood!) I don't necessarily agree with them, but I do find them exceptionally fascinating. The readings of Psycho and Carrie are particularly enlightening, as well as that of Jaws (very heavy on the Freudian castration anxiety angle... but now when I watch the film I can't abide by any other interpretation).
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: communication