Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film and Television: Examining the Patriarchal Presuppositions Behind the Treatment of Murd

Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film and Television: Examining the Patriarchal Presuppositions Behind the Treatment of Murd

By: Juli L. Parker (author)Hardback

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1. A "horrible lust for living blood": Supernatural Female Murderers in Nineteenth-Century Literature; 2. A Comparative Reading of Mona Caird's The Wing of Azrael (1889) and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1892); 3. She Hid it Well: Female Serial Killers in American Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction; 4. Speculative Biographies: Representing the Lives of Historical Murdering Women; 5. The Murdering Woman in a Chinese/Taiwanese Cultural Context; 6. The Bodies of Lizzie Borden; 7. Increasingly Monstrous Representation of Real Female Killers in American Cinema: I Want To Live! (Robert Wise, 1958) and Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003); 8. "Ki-ki-ki Ma-ma-ma": Maternal Virtue and Mrs. Voorhees; 9. Women on Death Row: Documentary Film and the Cultural Politics of Identity; 10. Lethal Ladies: The Stars of John Waters' Female Trouble and Serial Mom; 11. The Birth of the Female Youth Rampage; 12. Women Who Kill: Law & Order, Dexter & The Wire; 13. Killing a Husband: Alice Arden and her Accomplices on the Early Modern Stage; 14. "There's so much I want to tell her": Sophie Treadwell's Machinal and the Transference of Femininity; 15. Sheila's Deposition, 1997; 16. Another Day in Court: Women Playwrights; 17. The Murdering Mother in Marina Carr's Plays.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773414587
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 444
  • ID: 9780773414587
  • ISBN10: 0773414584

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