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Wicked women and witches. Subversive readings of the female monster in Mexican and Argentinian horror film


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Title: Wicked women and witches. Subversive readings of the female monster in Mexican and Argentinian horror film
Authors: Villegas Lindvall, Valeria
E-mail: valeria.villegas.lindvall@gu.se
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2021
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Humanities
Institution: Department of Cultural Sciences ; Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper
Date of Defence: 2021-12-17
Disputation: fredagen 17 december 2021 kl. 15:30 i sal C350, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: feminist philosophy
decolonial thought
monstrosity
Latin America
horror cinema
Mexico
Argentina
La Llorona
witch
monster
Abstract: This thesis accrues to the growing field of Latin American horror scholarship in relation to gender and sexuality, discussing the implications of the representation of the feminized, racialized and/or impoverished monster in relation to Mexican and Argentinian national identity discourses. The thesis looks at two distinct iterations of gendered monstrosity in Mexican and Argentinian visual culture: La Llorona and the bruja (witch), respectively. Through six case studies, the thesis examines the ... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-530-3
978-91-8009-531-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/69770
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