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Reading List: Bodies Without Borders

Kevin Chabot’s September 24th lecture, “Bodies without Borders: Body Horror as Political Resistance“, included references to the following works:

  • Bloom, Abigail Burnham. “The Duality of Good and Evil”. The Literary Monster on Film: Five Nineteenth Century British Novels and their Cinematic Adaptations. Jefferson, North Carolina: Macfarland & Company Inc., Publishers, 2010: 42-82.
  • Brophy, Philip. “Horrality: The Textuality of Contemporary Horror Films” Screen 27.1 (1986): 2-13.
  • Chanter, Tina. The Picture of Abjection: Film, Fetish, and the Nature of Difference. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
  • Colavito, Jason. Knowing Fear: Science, Knowledge and the Development of the Horror Genre. Jefferson, N.C.: MacFarland and Co, Inc., 2008.
  • Creed, Barbara. The Monstrous Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. London; New York: Routledge, 1993.
  • Dain, Goding. “Shadows and Nightmares: Lewton, Siodmak and the Elusive Noirror Film”. Horror Studies 2.1 (2011): 15-23.
  • Danahy, Martin. “Jekyll’s Two Bodies”. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 35.1 (2013): 23-40.
  • Edwards, Kyle . “Morals, Markets and ‘Horror’ Pictures’: The Rise of Universal Pictures and the Hollywood Production Code”. Film and History 42.2 (2012): 23-37.
  • Fiedler, Leslie. Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978.
  • Halberstam, Judith. Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.
  • Humphries, Reynold. The Hollywood Horror Film 1931-1941: Madness in a Social Landscape. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006.
  • Hustis, Harriet. “Hyding Nietzsche in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Gothic Philosophy”. Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 49.4 (2009): 993-1007.
  • Jalava, Jarkko.  “The Modern Degenerate: 19th Century Degeneration Theory and Modern Psychopathy Research” Theory and Psychology Research 16.3 (2006): 416-432.
  • Jancovich, Mark. “Relocating Lewton: Cultural Distinctions, Critical Reception, and the Val Lewton Horror Films”. Journal of Film and Video 64.3 (2012): 21-37.
  • Kempler, Joe. “The Functions of Showmanship in Freak Show and Early Film”. Early Popular Visual Culture 5.1 (2007): 1-23.
  • King, Charles. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Filmography”. Journal of Popular Film and Television 25.1 (1997): 9-20.
  • Kristeva, Julia. Powers of Horror. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.
  • Larsen, Robin and Beth A. Haller. “The Case of Freaks”. Journal of Popular Film and Television 29.4 (2002): 164-173.
  • Lawrence, Christopher. “Degeneration under the Microscope at the fin de siècle”. Annals of Science 66.4 (2009): 455-471.
  • Lund, Roger. “Laughing at Cripples: Ridicule, Deformity and the Argument from Design”. Eighteenth-Century Studies 39.1 (2005): 91-114.
  • Manon, Hugh. “Seeing Through Seeing Through: The Trompe L’Oeil Effect and Bodily Difference in the Cinema of Tod Browning”. Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media 47.1 (2006): 60-82.
  • McLarty, Lianne. “Beyond the Veil of the Flesh: Cronenberg and the Disembodiment of Horror”. The Dread of Difference: Gender in the Horror Film. Barry K. Grant, ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
  • Mighall, Robert, ed. “Introduction”. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror, (London: Penguin Classics, 2003): x-xxxviii.
  • Milne, Tom. Rouben Mamoulian, 2nd edition. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Nemerov, Alexander. Icons of Grief: Val Lewton’s Home Front Pictures. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Newman, Kim. Cat People. London: BFI Publications, 1999.
  • Nochimson, Martha P. “Val Lewton at RKO: The Social Dimension of Horror”. Cineaste 31.4 (2006): 9-17.
  • Paige, Linda Rohrer. “The Transformation of Woman: The ‘Curse’ of the Cat Woman in Val Lewton/Jacques Tourneur’s Cat People, Its Sequel and Remake”. Literature and Film Quarterly 25.4 (1997): 291-299.
  • Paul, William. “What Does Dr. Judd Want? Transformation, Transference, and Divided Selves in Cat People” in Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Worst Nightmare. Steven Schneider, ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Powell, Anna. Deleuze and Horror Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005.
  • Sevastakis, Michael. “The Stylistic Coding of Characters in Mamoulian’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Journal of Film and Video 37.4 (1985): 15-26.
  • Shaviro, Steven. The Cinematic Body. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
  • Showalter, Elaine. “Jekyll’s Closet”. Sexual Anarchy: Gender in Culture at the fin de siècle. New York: Viking, 1990.
  • Telotte, J. P. “A Photogenic Horror: Lewton Does Robert Louis Stevenson”. Literature and Film Quarterly 10.1 (1982): 25-37.
  • “Lewtonian Space: Val Lewton’s Films and the New Space of Horror”. Horror Studies 1.2 (2010): 165-175.
  • Thompson, Rosemarie Garland, ed. Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
  • Todorov, Tzvetan. The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre, trans. Richard Howard. New York: Cornell University Press, 1975.
  • Tudor, Andrew. “Unruly Bodies, Unquiet Minds”. Body & Society 1.1 (1995): 25-41.
  • Tyler, Tom. “Deviants, Donestre, and Debauchees; Here be Monsters”. Culture, Theory & Critique 49.2 (2008): 113-131.
  • Whittington-Walsh, Fiona. “From Freaks to Savants: Disability and Hegemony from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) to Sling Blade (1997)”. Disability and Society 17.6 (2002): 695-707.
  • Wood, Robin. “The Shadow Worlds of Jacques Tourneur: Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie” in Personal Views: Explorations in Film. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006.

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