Freaks and Geeks (MMLA 2012)

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, in Monster Theory: Reading Culture, argues that the "monstrous body is pure culture. A construct and a projection, the monster exists only to be read." Our current fascination with monsters has called forth creatures from the dark: werewolves, vampires, fae, and zombies. If the monstrous reflects our cultural anxieties, what is it that our constructed heroes—whether super or ordinary—reveal? If the monstrous is a projection of culture, might our heroes or ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Midwest Modern Language Association
Event Name: 
MMLA 2012
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Event Location: 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Abstract due date: 
Friday, May 25, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
British
Genre & Form
Popular Culture
20th & 21st Century
20th & 21st Century
Comics & Graphic Novels
Film
TV
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