The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

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The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics and cultural and media studies. The companion offers scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.Still, there is one apparent difference between Monster Studies and these other thematic disciplines: monsters, of course, do not exist. ... The short (if slightly misleading) answer is generally yes, they did. ... fictitious or constructed subjects are not worthy of study (though who questions the study of Shakespearea#39;s Puck, or of Beowulf himself?) ... Cohen, arguing for the a€œsimultaneous repulsion and attraction at the core of the monstera#39;s composition, aquot; directly answers the question: Perhapsanbsp;...

Title:The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous
Author: Asa Simon Mittman, Peter J. Dendle
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing Company - 2013

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