Cambria Press New Book! Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media
Much has been written about gender and the monstrous, but sustained engagement with textual manifestations of cultural and unconscious fears and anxieties about “unnatural” reproduction has been limited.
This fascinating book expands the current discourse on the monstrous reproductive potential of bodies—as well as minds—from a more interdisciplinary and transhistorical framework. While scholarly interest in monsters and the monstrous is certainly not new, studies on monstrous reproduction and birth have tended to be either discipline or period specific, and many are now dated.
Drawing from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives in film and media studies, literary studies, history, medicine, and women’s and gender studies, Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media
builds upon pre-existing work while engaging more directly with monstrous progeny, as well as with unnatural reproduction(s), which threaten to eclipse the future, cast uncertainty on the present, and reimagine the past.