Rethinking the Monstrous
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Rethinking the Monstrous : Transgression, Vulnerability, and Difference in British Fiction Since 1967

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Rethinking the Monstrous considers the remaindered other in contemporary British society and the representation of that other in British fiction since 1967. By examining a diverse range of texts that address an equally diverse range of identities, this book addresses the questions of what otherness means in contemporary society, how it manifests and manages itself, and how the fiction of the period addresses the social anomaly. This book's focus lies with novels that engage with those figures who have remained socially excluded, including the criminally transgressive and the culturally stigmatized, in an attempt to demonstrate a continuity of resistance to a diverse range of tabooed and monstrous identities.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 161 x 236 x 19mm | 435g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739195018
  • 9780739195017

About Jim Byatt

Jim Byatt is a teaching fellow in the Department of English at the University of St. Andrews.show more

Review quote

The book's thought-provoking account of diverse identities will be of interest to those engaged with monstrosity, gender, the health care system, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and identity formation more widely...Rethinking the Monstrous renders visible many troubling concerns, the stories of diverse marginalised others which demands us all to rethink who should be confined to the borders of society and why. Centre for Medical Humanitiesshow more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION 1. DISABILITY 2. INCEST 3. PAEDOPHILIA 4. FORMATIVE VIOLENCE 5. TERMINAL ILLNESS & DEATH CONCLUSION: Death of a Murderer BIBLIOGRAPHYshow more