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The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

Edited by: Asa Simon Mittman , Peter J. Dendle

Print publication date:  August  2013
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781409407546
eBook ISBN: 9781315241197
Adobe ISBN: 9781351894326

10.4324/9781315241197
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Book description

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 will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: The Impact of Monsters and Monster Studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Monstrous Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Unlucky, the Bad and the Ugly: Categories of Monstrosity from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Beauteous Beast: The Water Deity Mami Wata in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Rejecting and Embracing the Monstrous in Ancient Greece and Rome Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Early Modern Past to Postmodern Future: Changing Discourses of Japanese Monsters Download PDF
Chapter  7:  On the Monstrous in the Islamic Visual Tradition  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Human of the Heart: Pitiful Oni in Medieval Japan Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Maya “Cosmic Monster” as a Political and Religious Symbol Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Monsters Lift the Veil: Chinese Animal Hybrids and Processes of Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  11:  From Hideous to Hedonist: The Changing Face of the Nineteenth-century Monster Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Centaurs, Satyrs, and Cynocephali: Medieval Scholarly Teratology and the Question of the Human Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Invisible Monsters: Vision, Horror, and Contemporary Culture Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Posthuman Teratology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Monstrous Sexuality: Variations on the Vagina Dentata  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Postcolonial Monsters: A Conversation with Partha Mitter Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Monstrous Gender: Geographies of Ambiguity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Monstrosity and Race in the Late Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Hic sunt dracones: The Geography and Cartography of Monsters Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Conclusion: Monsters and the Twenty-first Century: The Preternatural in an Age of Scientific Consensus Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Postscript: The Promise of Monsters Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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