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Mastering fear : women, emotions, and contemporary horror, Rikke Schubart

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Mastering fear : women, emotions, and contemporary horror
Title
Mastering fear
Title remainder
women, emotions, and contemporary horror
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Rikke Schubart
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Language
eng
Summary
Mastering Fear analyzes horror as play and examines what functions horror has and why it is adaptive and beneficial for audiences, including women. It takes a biocultural approach, and focusing on emotions, gender, and play, it argues that the audience plays with fiction horror. In horror we engage not only with the negative emotions of fear and disgust, but with a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative, and the aim for us is to master these emotions. The book lays out a new theory of horror and analyzes female protagonists in contemporary horror from child to teen, adult, middle age, and old age. Since the turn of the millennium, we have seen a new generation of female protagonists in horror. There are feisty teens in Ginger Snaps (Canada, 2000) and The Vampire Diaries (CW, 2009- ), young women in Hostel: Part II (2007) and Bitten (Space, 2014- ), troubled mothers in Grace (2009) and The Babadook (Australia, 2014), and struggling women in the New French extremity with Martyrs (France, 2008) and Inside (France, 2007) as examples. At the edges of the genre films like Pan's Labyrinth (Spain, 2006) and Let the Right One In (Sweden, 2008) experiment with the fairy tale and social realism. Also, middle-age women have conquered the small screen with Carol in The Walking Dead (AMC, 2010- ) and Jessica Lange's characters in American Horror Story (FX, 2011- ). The horror heroine thus shifts from child to mother, from single to wife, martyr to vengeful victor, and these many forms show that horror is not just for men, but also for women, and not just for the young, but for audiences of all ages
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Schubart, Rikke
Dewey number
791.43/6164
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H6
LC item number
S35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror films
  • Horror films
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Emotions in motion pictures
  • Emotions in motion pictures
  • Horror films
  • Horror films
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Erzähltechnik
  • Filmgestaltung
  • Frau
  • Gefühl
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Horrorfilm
Label
Mastering fear : women, emotions, and contemporary horror, Rikke Schubart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What are Emotions?
  • 7.
  • The Maternal Myth: Birth, Breastfeeding, Mothering: Inside (2007), Grace (2009), The Babadook (2014)
  • Mother: The Good, the Bad, and the Real
  • Inside: "Completely Unwatchable"
  • Terror and a Real Maternal Body
  • Who is the Good Mother?
  • Grace: "It's All About Maintaining Your Diet"
  • Milk: "A Whole New Level of Freaky"
  • Mother Discourses
  • The Babadook: "This Monster Thing"
  • System 1 and System 2
  • Meta-Play
  • Princess Play and Monster Play
  • Wild, Deep, and Dark Play
  • Conclusion
  • Middle Age
  • 8.
  • Home and Road: Carol's Change in The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead (2010 -- )
  • Graphic-Novel Carol and Television Carol
  • Change
  • House and Home
  • Positive and Negative Emotions
  • Home Is Where You Die
  • Alexandria
  • The Chronotope of the Road
  • The End of the Road
  • Stepping Up
  • "You Have to Change"
  • Two Kinds of Freedom
  • Eudaimonia
  • Surviving Middle Age
  • 9.
  • The Horror Experience
  • Age Anxiety and Chills: Jessica Lange and American Horror Story: American Horror Story (2011 -- )
  • The Emotion of Interest
  • Fiona, Supreme Witch
  • Ageism
  • Millennial and WAGs
  • The Bad Mother
  • Sex, Love, and Hell
  • Freaks and Chills
  • Piecing Together Elsa Mars
  • Lange Doing Lange
  • Gender
  • The Void of Identity
  • Old
  • 10.
  • Abyss and Peak: The New Old Woman: Penny Dreadful (2014 -- 2016)
  • Penny Dreadful and Patti LuPone
  • The Old Woman
  • Joan: Witch and Wise Woman
  • The Witch in History
  • Dr. Seward: Scientist and Survivor
  • The Wise Woman in the White Room
  • Throwing Like a Girl
  • Cool and Edgy
  • The New Old Woman
  • Exit: Playing the Ball Back to the Universe
  • Thinking Like a Woman
  • Gender and Change
  • Evofeminism
  • Play
  • Playing with Horror
  • What is Play?
  • Play Fighting
  • From Animal Play to Human Play
  • Playing on the Edge
  • Aggression
  • Three Basic Horror Narratives
  • Horror as Play
  • Child
  • 2.
  • Mud, Blood, and Magic: Genre and Gender in Pan's Labyrinth: Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  • Unpleasant and Fun
  • Anchor Points and Default Rules
  • Into the Labyrinth
  • Fairy-Tale Expectations
  • With a Child's Eyes
  • The Meaning of Mud
  • A Task and a Monster
  • Beauty Meets the Beast
  • A Trial and Disobedience
  • The Meaning of Magic
  • The Fantastic and the Melodrama
  • Only Humans have Gender
  • Hero or Victim?
  • A Final Anchor Point
  • 3.
  • The Bio-Logic of Vengeance in Let the Right One In: Let the Right One In (2008)
  • The Vampire Triptych
  • The "Piggy Game"
  • Play Fighting and Cruel Play
  • Sex and Gender: "I am not a girl"
  • From Friends to Lovers: The Romeo and Juliet Theme
  • The Bio-Logic of Justice
  • Defining Horror
  • The Ethics of Vengeance
  • Scar as Passage and Border
  • Conclusion
  • Teen & Emerging Adult
  • 4.
  • "She Made a Choice": Werewolf Affordances and Female Character Development: Wilderness (1996), Ginger Snaps (2000), Hemlock Grove (2013 -- 2015), Bitten (2014 -- 2016)
  • Lycanthrophy
  • Werewolf Affordances
  • Wilderness: Wolf as Zen Master
  • Ginger Snaps: Menarche as Mayhem
  • The Structure of Mastering Fear
  • Menarche: Disease and Shame
  • Hemlock Grove: A Crazy Vargulf
  • Fantastic Transformations
  • Explosive Plasticity as Character Development
  • Deep Ecology
  • Bitten: The Neofeminist Wolf
  • Sex and the Single Werewolf
  • Mastering Change and Desire
  • The Evofeminist Werewolf
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Lust, Trust, and Educational Torture: The Vampire Diaries: The Vampire Diaries (2009 -- 2017)
  • Sexual Selection Theory Revisited
  • Caroline: Stupid and Shallow
  • The Sexual Emotions
  • Abuse and Self-Confidence
  • Managing Lust and Love
  • Trust, Pain, and Play
  • Friends and a Climate of Trust
  • Restoring Trust
  • Who Do You Trust?
  • The Dark Stage
  • Trust, Educational Torture, and Change
  • The Doubling of Choices
  • Adult
  • 6.
  • Disgust and Self-Injury: In My Skin, Martyrs, Black Swan: In My Skin (2002), Martyrs (2008), Black Swan (2010)
  • Disgust
  • New French Extremity
  • Self-Injury
  • In My Skin: Fascinating Flesh
  • Cut N Slash Transgression
  • Emotions
  • A New Ethics of Viewing
  • Martyrs: Third Wave French Extremity
  • When Self-Injury is Comforting
  • The White Mouse
  • The Feel-Bad Experience
  • Black Swan: A "Delicate Cutter"
  • Ordinary Disgust
  • "To Beauty"
  • The Magic Circle and the Moral Circle
  • Conclusion
Control code
994962026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 358 pages
Isbn
9781501336713
Lccn
2017050577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028385085
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994962026
Label
Mastering fear : women, emotions, and contemporary horror, Rikke Schubart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What are Emotions?
  • 7.
  • The Maternal Myth: Birth, Breastfeeding, Mothering: Inside (2007), Grace (2009), The Babadook (2014)
  • Mother: The Good, the Bad, and the Real
  • Inside: "Completely Unwatchable"
  • Terror and a Real Maternal Body
  • Who is the Good Mother?
  • Grace: "It's All About Maintaining Your Diet"
  • Milk: "A Whole New Level of Freaky"
  • Mother Discourses
  • The Babadook: "This Monster Thing"
  • System 1 and System 2
  • Meta-Play
  • Princess Play and Monster Play
  • Wild, Deep, and Dark Play
  • Conclusion
  • Middle Age
  • 8.
  • Home and Road: Carol's Change in The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead (2010 -- )
  • Graphic-Novel Carol and Television Carol
  • Change
  • House and Home
  • Positive and Negative Emotions
  • Home Is Where You Die
  • Alexandria
  • The Chronotope of the Road
  • The End of the Road
  • Stepping Up
  • "You Have to Change"
  • Two Kinds of Freedom
  • Eudaimonia
  • Surviving Middle Age
  • 9.
  • The Horror Experience
  • Age Anxiety and Chills: Jessica Lange and American Horror Story: American Horror Story (2011 -- )
  • The Emotion of Interest
  • Fiona, Supreme Witch
  • Ageism
  • Millennial and WAGs
  • The Bad Mother
  • Sex, Love, and Hell
  • Freaks and Chills
  • Piecing Together Elsa Mars
  • Lange Doing Lange
  • Gender
  • The Void of Identity
  • Old
  • 10.
  • Abyss and Peak: The New Old Woman: Penny Dreadful (2014 -- 2016)
  • Penny Dreadful and Patti LuPone
  • The Old Woman
  • Joan: Witch and Wise Woman
  • The Witch in History
  • Dr. Seward: Scientist and Survivor
  • The Wise Woman in the White Room
  • Throwing Like a Girl
  • Cool and Edgy
  • The New Old Woman
  • Exit: Playing the Ball Back to the Universe
  • Thinking Like a Woman
  • Gender and Change
  • Evofeminism
  • Play
  • Playing with Horror
  • What is Play?
  • Play Fighting
  • From Animal Play to Human Play
  • Playing on the Edge
  • Aggression
  • Three Basic Horror Narratives
  • Horror as Play
  • Child
  • 2.
  • Mud, Blood, and Magic: Genre and Gender in Pan's Labyrinth: Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  • Unpleasant and Fun
  • Anchor Points and Default Rules
  • Into the Labyrinth
  • Fairy-Tale Expectations
  • With a Child's Eyes
  • The Meaning of Mud
  • A Task and a Monster
  • Beauty Meets the Beast
  • A Trial and Disobedience
  • The Meaning of Magic
  • The Fantastic and the Melodrama
  • Only Humans have Gender
  • Hero or Victim?
  • A Final Anchor Point
  • 3.
  • The Bio-Logic of Vengeance in Let the Right One In: Let the Right One In (2008)
  • The Vampire Triptych
  • The "Piggy Game"
  • Play Fighting and Cruel Play
  • Sex and Gender: "I am not a girl"
  • From Friends to Lovers: The Romeo and Juliet Theme
  • The Bio-Logic of Justice
  • Defining Horror
  • The Ethics of Vengeance
  • Scar as Passage and Border
  • Conclusion
  • Teen & Emerging Adult
  • 4.
  • "She Made a Choice": Werewolf Affordances and Female Character Development: Wilderness (1996), Ginger Snaps (2000), Hemlock Grove (2013 -- 2015), Bitten (2014 -- 2016)
  • Lycanthrophy
  • Werewolf Affordances
  • Wilderness: Wolf as Zen Master
  • Ginger Snaps: Menarche as Mayhem
  • The Structure of Mastering Fear
  • Menarche: Disease and Shame
  • Hemlock Grove: A Crazy Vargulf
  • Fantastic Transformations
  • Explosive Plasticity as Character Development
  • Deep Ecology
  • Bitten: The Neofeminist Wolf
  • Sex and the Single Werewolf
  • Mastering Change and Desire
  • The Evofeminist Werewolf
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Lust, Trust, and Educational Torture: The Vampire Diaries: The Vampire Diaries (2009 -- 2017)
  • Sexual Selection Theory Revisited
  • Caroline: Stupid and Shallow
  • The Sexual Emotions
  • Abuse and Self-Confidence
  • Managing Lust and Love
  • Trust, Pain, and Play
  • Friends and a Climate of Trust
  • Restoring Trust
  • Who Do You Trust?
  • The Dark Stage
  • Trust, Educational Torture, and Change
  • The Doubling of Choices
  • Adult
  • 6.
  • Disgust and Self-Injury: In My Skin, Martyrs, Black Swan: In My Skin (2002), Martyrs (2008), Black Swan (2010)
  • Disgust
  • New French Extremity
  • Self-Injury
  • In My Skin: Fascinating Flesh
  • Cut N Slash Transgression
  • Emotions
  • A New Ethics of Viewing
  • Martyrs: Third Wave French Extremity
  • When Self-Injury is Comforting
  • The White Mouse
  • The Feel-Bad Experience
  • Black Swan: A "Delicate Cutter"
  • Ordinary Disgust
  • "To Beauty"
  • The Magic Circle and the Moral Circle
  • Conclusion
Control code
994962026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 358 pages
Isbn
9781501336713
Lccn
2017050577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028385085
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994962026

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