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    After Monster Theory? Gareth Edwards' 'Monsters'

    Luckhurst, Roger (2020) After Monster Theory? Gareth Edwards' 'Monsters'. Science Fiction Film and Television 13 (2), pp. 269-290. ISSN 1754-3770.

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    This essay suggests that the emergency conditions of the climate crisis in the twenty-first century necessarily demand a transformation of the kind of depth hermeneutics typically associated with the ‘monster theory’ that developed in the 1990s in the wake of queer theory. Using Gareth Edwards’s 2010 film Monsters as its base text, this essay suggests we look to Latour’s resistance to the hermeneutic, the allegorical and the sublime and instead commit to reading the networks of associations that are signalled on the surface of Monsters, a film that comes to be very precisely about the conditions of ‘gore capitalism’ at the US/ Mexico border.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 06:03
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:47


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