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    The horror genre has many lessons to teach us as an audience although being the genre most connected with that of ridiculousness. It is regularly associated with the reaction it seeks from its audience; both emotional and physical. In cinema success is measured by terrifying chills, bloody deaths and the volume of the audiences scream. The appeal of horror narrative in literature, film and theatre lies in the pleasures it associates with fear, suspense and terror; no matter what it is trying to

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    with the loss of a mother figure, without seeing her corpse. Because they are not exposed the body, they try to hang on to the symbolic order through language and action. However, the abject is always present in their minds. Willow faces what Julia Kristeva calls a narcissistic crisis as she struggles to appear as a collected, supportive figure for Buffy. Xander practices transference as he looks for someone to blame for Joyce's death. Anya experiences her own breakdown of reality as she recognizes

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    between her father, who she resented, and the rest of her family. Julia Kristeva, a French philosopher born in 1941, addresses abjection in “Approaching Abjection” which builds off of Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis. Paternal abjection is evident in The Destruction of the Father and key elements in Kristeva’s writing can aid in fathoming what the abject is and how it is present in Bourgeois’ work. In “Approaching Abjection,” Kristeva addresses many key elements that create the abject condition

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    Literary Review

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    coming to a better understanding of this thematic so that I can analyse the use of the abject in contemporary art from an informed position. I have chosen various chapters, excerpts, journals and essays from authors as varied as Sigmund Freud, Julia Kristeva, Valerie Curtis and Winfried Menninghaus, and intend to prove why these documents are relevant. The first text I will review is the chapter “Dirt, Disgust and Disease: Is hygiene in our genes?” by Valerie Curtis and Adam Biran from the journal

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    returning Romantic texts to "material, colonial processes," I will read Byron's poem "Darkness" through the lens of Julia Kristeva's conception of abjection. My abject reading of "Darkness" will then explicate the relationship between the poem and the larger process of British colonialism and imperialism. I will first read "Darkness" for instances of abjection through the lens of Julia Kristeva's 1982 essay, "Approaching Abjection." I will then conclude by addressing the question of how an abject reading

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    boundaries that Julia Kristeva explores in her essay “Approaching Abjection.” Without the academic terminology to quantify Kristeva’s definition of the abject, Shakespeare articulates the subconscious process of abjection to surprising depth through the reaction of Lord Capulet to his daughter’s faked death; moreover, a careful analysis of his characters‘ motivations reveals an interesting intersection of nightmares: marriage itself, when bro-ken from tradition, is abject. Though Kristeva argues that

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    the language is meant to... ... middle of paper ... ...edusa.” The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Ed. Vincent B. Leitch et al. Trans. Keith Cohen and Paula Cohen. 2nd Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010. 1942–1959. Print. Kristeva, Julia. “Revolution in Poetic Language.” The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Ed. Vincent B. Leitch et al. Trans. Margaret Waller. 2nd Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010. 2071–2081. Print. Leitch, Vincent B. et al., eds. “Hélèn Cixous

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    Walt Whitman's Song of Myself This paper deals with Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" in relation to Julia Kristeva's theories of abjection--my paper does not point to abjection in the text, but rather the significance of the abscence of abjection. This abscence, looming and revolting, arises from Whitman's attemt to refigure a conception of sublimity which delimits the material which can trigger the sublime moment. Whitman's democracy of the sublime is inclusive of those figures on the American

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    Intertextuality

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    intertextuality (such as those developed by Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva). Intertextuality challenges the idea of a text’s ability to be truly original and therefore disagrees with Hirsch’s theory. In this essay, I will focus on how conscious intertextuality as well as the semiotics involved in unconscious intertextuality both dispute the idea that the meaning of a text belongs exclusively to its author’s intentions. Julia Kristeva, who was the first to use the term “intertextuality”, proposed

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    Powers of Horror

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    Julia Kristeva’s concept of the abject as notes in her essay Powers of Horror focuses on that which ‘does not respect borders, positions, rules. The in-between, the ambiguous, the composite’, with a distinct focus on that the abject refers to the human reaction to a threatened breakdown in meaning caused by the loss of the distinction between subject and object or between self and other . William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and Angela Carter’s collection of re-worked fairy tales in The Bloody Chamber

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    During my sophomore year in college, I had always restricted myself to a modest diet of long weekend nights alone reading or trying to watch as many films from the Criterion Collection as I could find. I would never get very far. I would always end up re-watching Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl. A film one critic noted for having a “brutal narrative structure”. Nothing sentimental about it; brutal. The mid-fifteenth century understanding of the word is most compelling to me: to be brutal is to relate

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    The Democratization of Monsters as Characters

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    The Democratization of Monsters as Characters Proportion and distortion are not just irrelevant to monstrosity. Monsters are not weird or wrong versions of ideal forms, and the monstrous is not that which violates the rules of the game or calls boundaries and order into question. There are no necessary narratives that are inevitably reacted to (making it just a question of how). At the same time, this is not an anarchist thesis. At one level, monstrosity is obviously that which is called monstrous

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    effected. Katniss provides protection for her younger sister, Primrose Everdeen, and her mother, again carrying out the role of the father, or the alpha of the house. She satisfies this role to the degree of volunteering to compete in the annual hunger games in the place of her sister, who was initially chosen. Katniss felt it was her responsibility to protect her sister, as she was the main provider and protector of her family and the household. After volunteering to take Prim 's place, Katniss

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    A Feminist Reading of Their Eyes Were Watching God In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the reader is treated to an enthralling story of a woman’s lifelong quest for happiness and love.  Although this novel may be analyzed according to several critical lenses, I believe the perspectives afforded by French feminists Helene Cixous and Luce Irigaray have been most useful in informing my interpretation of Hurston’s book.  In “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Cixous discusses a phenomenon

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    This assertion gives room to the following assumption: It’s true that Anne has to stay yards away from her sisters’ influence to build a literary reputation of her own and do something that has not already been done, yet readers of the Bronte sisters will certainly recognize that all of the three have a lot to share in the artistic creation. Readers of The Tenant who are familiar with Jane Eyre cannot fail to recognize that both Helen and Jane, the two female protagonists bear a lot of resemblance

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    Andy Warhol

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    born in 1889 in Minkova. (Bekris, 6) He was married and living with Julia Warhola, mother of Andy, for three years in Mikova. In order to avoid being drafted into the Balkan conflict in 1912 he immigrated to Pittsburgh without her at the age of seventeen to work in a coal field in the industrial district of Philadelphia. (Bekris, 7) Julia Warhola was born in a small village in the Capathian mountains outside of Czechoslovakia. Julia was the oldest and prettiest of her fifteen other siblings. She was

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    The Influences of Sor Juana and Julia de Burgos Most every human being has encountered a time in their life when he or she has felt suppressed. However, not every person has stood up against the people and forces that have kept them oppressed. It takes a truly extraordinary person to stand up for their self and to take a stand for the greater good of others. According to Clare Booth Luce: “courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.” The Mexican writer, Sor Juana Ines de

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    Internet Shorthand

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    u? GUY1: co’, btw did u hear about joe GUY2: no GUY1: imho, hes crazy :) he told julia that he wanted 2 8==D her @ the mall GUY2: roflmao! :) ur right, hes crazy GUY1: 4 real GUY2: hey, I g2g, ttyl GUY1: l8r Any guess on to what is going on? Well, I’ll go ahead and give you the basic rundown on what the conversation said: Guy1 was commenting on how is friend Joe asked a girl (Julia) if they could have consensual sex together in the local mall. Guy2 found this exchange very

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    most horrific bomb raids of Liverpool. In fact, the raid was so bad, that baby John was put under a table to protect him, and his Aunt Mimi risked her life to come to see him. His father, Alfred, was a merchant seamen so he was away a great deal and Julia, his mother, was very free spirited and was the main source for some of John's entertaining personality. Because of Julia's personality it was decided that Mimi, her much more strict sister, would raise John with her husband George. John was not abandoned

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    Virginia Woolf - Moving Beyond a Convoluted Memory of Her Parents Why would I start with Julia Duckworth Stephen to get to Virginia Woolf? One answer is Virginia’s often quoted statement that "we think back through our mothers if we are women" (Woolf, A Room of One’s Own). Feminism is rooted not just in a response to patriarchy but also in the history of females and their treatment of each other. Part of feminism is a reevaluation of the value of motherhood. But what does Virginia’s mother

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