These essays, initially comprising a topic of Representations, discover the relation among gender, eroticism, and violence via shut research of a number of either excessive and well known cultural types, from R. Howard Bloch on medieval theology to Carol Clover on modern slasher motion pictures. Does misogyny vary from misandry? Can writer goal be separated from social context? Do solid ladies counterbalance or reenforce the misogyny of destructive examples? Is an obsession with girls itself misogynistic? those questions are approached from numerous angles through Joel Fineman, Charles Bernheimer, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Frances Ferguson, Naomi Schor and Gillian Brown. In sum, the authors element not just the ways that gender is represented, but additionally the alterations to which illustration matters questions of sexual difference.

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