Maternal Horror Film

Melodrama and Motherhood

Authors: Arnold, S.

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Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood examines the function of the mother figure in horror film. Using psychoanalytic film theory as well as comparisons with the melodrama film, Arnold investigates the polarized images of monstrous and sacrificing mother.

About the authors

Sarah Arnold is Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at University College Falmouth, UK. Her research interests include the history of the moving image, postmodernism and film, and women on film. She has presented at a number of international conferences, and recently contributed to the edited collection, Bound by Love (edited by Laura D'Amore). She has also written for the journal, Jura Gentium Cinema.

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"Arnold draws upon a wide scope of theoretical writing in psychoanalysis and film studies to explore the parallels between the mother's position in horror and melodrama, while also investigating the differences between Western and Japanese psychological analyses of the mother-child bond through a series of close readings of 'transnational' films. The book will make a vital contribution to both women's and film studies." - Lucy Fischer, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arnold, Sarah

    Pages 1-36

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  • The Good Mother

    Arnold, Sarah

    Pages 37-67

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  • The Bad Mother

    Arnold, Sarah

    Pages 68-114

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  • A Comparative Analysis of Motherhood in Recent Japanese and US Horror Films

    Arnold, Sarah

    Pages 115-153

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  • Pregnancy in the Horror Film: Reproduction and Maternal Discourses

    Arnold, Sarah

    Pages 154-180

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maternal Horror Film
Book Subtitle
Melodrama and Motherhood
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01412-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137014122
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-01411-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 206
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