Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives

Theory, Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism

  • Authors
  • Andrew¬†Hock-soon¬†Ng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andrew Hock-soon Ng
    Pages 1-21
  3. Andrew Hock-soon Ng
    Pages 22-64
  4. Andrew Hock-soon Ng
    Pages 65-106
  5. Andrew Hock-soon Ng
    Pages 107-143
  6. Andrew Hock-soon Ng
    Pages 144-174
  7. Andrew Hock-soon Ng
    Pages 175-187
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 188-229

About this book


Interweaving psychoanalysis, gender and cultural studies, and postmodern theories of geopolitics, this study of the monster in contemporary narratives demonstrates that the monster (and monstrosity) is largely a cultural and ideological production. Figures such as the serial-killer, the monstrous child, deformed bodies and spatially-influenced monstrosity will be considered through analyses of texts by Peter Ackroyd, Bret Easton Ellis, and Angela Carter (among others). The conclusion proposes that language itself becomes monstrous when it attempts, and fails, to articulate the monster.


Analyse Cultural Studies gender Narrative postmodernism psychoanalysis space

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