Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Margaret Mills Harper - Chair
Dr Calvin Thomas
Dr Mary Hocks
This paper will consider the function of queer space and presence in the post modern horror film genre. Beginning with George Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead and continuing through to contemporary examples of the genre, the paper posits the function of the queer monster or monstrous as integral to and representative of the genre as a whole. The paper analyzes both the current theory and scholarship of the genre and through Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and queer theory offers a theory of how these theories can add to existing theory and scholarship.
McDougald, Melanie, "Where I am, There (Sh)it will be: Queer Presence in Post Modern Horror Films" (2009). English Theses. Paper 66.