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postgraduate thesis: Post-9/11 American gothic family in The hills have eyes duology and Twilight saga

TitlePost-9/11 American gothic family in The hills have eyes duology and Twilight saga
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Tsang, W. [曾煒豪]. (2012). Post-9/11 American gothic family in The hills have eyes duology and Twilight saga. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4839507
Abstract9/11 attacks open the 21st Century into the fear of the Other, which is coincidentally at the core of the Gothic tradition. In post-911 Gothic texts, the tension of Self and Other can be seen from the gothic family (representing homeland and country) and the gothic monster (representing foreign, dangerous intruder) respectively. This essay is a close study of two sets of Hollywood films dealing with such tension - Twilight saga and The Hills Have Eyes duology. It is argued, with Foucault’s notion of Power/Knowledge, that such Hollywood gothic productions further create and hence reinforce the fear of, but not suppress, the Other. The 21st Century Gothic genre is therefore no longer subversive, but appropriated to educate the unaware public.
DegreeMaster of Arts
SubjectGothic revival (Literature) - United States.
Horror films - United States - History and criticism.
Monsters in motion pictures.
Dept/ProgramLiterary and Cultural Studies

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorTsang, Wai-ho.-
dc.contributor.author曾煒豪.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationTsang, W. [曾煒豪]. (2012). Post-9/11 American gothic family in The hills have eyes duology and Twilight saga. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4839507-
dc.description.abstract9/11 attacks open the 21st Century into the fear of the Other, which is coincidentally at the core of the Gothic tradition. In post-911 Gothic texts, the tension of Self and Other can be seen from the gothic family (representing homeland and country) and the gothic monster (representing foreign, dangerous intruder) respectively. This essay is a close study of two sets of Hollywood films dealing with such tension - Twilight saga and The Hills Have Eyes duology. It is argued, with Foucault’s notion of Power/Knowledge, that such Hollywood gothic productions further create and hence reinforce the fear of, but not suppress, the Other. The 21st Century Gothic genre is therefore no longer subversive, but appropriated to educate the unaware public.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48395079-
dc.subject.lcshGothic revival (Literature) - United States.-
dc.subject.lcshHorror films - United States - History and criticism.-
dc.subject.lcshMonsters in motion pictures.-
dc.titlePost-9/11 American gothic family in The hills have eyes duology and Twilight saga-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4839507-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineLiterary and Cultural Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4839507-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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