Performativity of Villainy and Evil in Anglophone Literature and Media

Editors: Zouidi, Nizar (Ed.)

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  • Uses performance studies theories to understand literary villains
  • Draws on a range of genres as well as examines some TV, film, and cultural examples
  • Considers the cultural significance of evil
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Performativity of Villainy and Evil in Anglophone Literature and Media studies the performative nature of evil characters, acts and emotions across intersecting genres, disciplines and historical eras. This collection brings together scholars and artists with different institutional standings, cultural backgrounds and (inter)disciplinary interests with the aim of energizing the ongoing discussion of the generic and thematic issues related to the representation of villainy and evil in literature and media. The volume covers medieval literature to contemporary literature and also examines important aspects of evil in literature such as social and political identity, the gothic and systemic evil practices. In addition to literature, the book considers examples of villainy in film, TV and media, revealing that performance, performative control and maneuverability are the common characteristics of villains across the different literary and filmic genres and eras studied in the volume.

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Nizar Zouidi is Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Hail, Saudi Arabia, and at the University of Gafsa, Tunisia. Zouidi is the author of a number of book chapters and journal articles about the representations of evil in early modern drama. 

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“This is a wide-ranging and innovative exploration of villainy that will be of interest to scholars of early modern drama, contemporary film and literature and everything in between.” (Kevin Corstorphine, Lecturer in American Literature, University of Hull, UK)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performativity of Villainy and Evil in Anglophone Literature and Media
Editors
  • Nizar Zouidi
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76055-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76055-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76054-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVII, 510
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