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dc.contributor.authorHill, Krista
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T11:56:42Z
dc.date.available2016-09-01T11:56:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72178
dc.description.abstractContemporary Western zombie narratives have become overrun with the little girl zombie. This figure exists in a liminal space: its function in the narrative is difficult to pinpoint because—even as monster—it is often treated more like a human child. Using Jack Halberstam’s analysis of monstrous bodies and Lee Edelman’s discussion of the figural Child, I explore the function of the little girl zombie, adding to the existing scholarly studies of Monstrous Children in film, television, and literature. The Monstrous Child is a site in which to play out the repressed desire to destroy the embodiment of the figural Child, a desire that—because the child embodies the highly valued innocence and futurity associated with childhood—is simultaneously dangerous and yet cathartic.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGothicen_US
dc.subjectContemporary Literatureen_US
dc.subjectFilmen_US
dc.subjectMonstersen_US
dc.subjectZombies in literatureen_US
dc.subjectMonstrous Childrenen_US
dc.subjectUnsceneen_US
dc.subjectNon-Choiceen_US
dc.subjectSave the Child Discourseen_US
dc.subjectThe Figure of the Childen_US
dc.subjectWalking dead (Television program)en_US
dc.subjectWorld War, 1939-1945en_US
dc.subjectDead Risingen_US
dc.subjectLee Edelmanen_US
dc.subjectSteven Bruhmen_US
dc.subjectJudith Halberstamen_US
dc.subjectAbjectionen_US
dc.subjectUncannyen_US
dc.subjectZombie television programs
dc.subjectHorror films
dc.titleAre You Hungrier Than a Fifth Grader? The Rise of the Monstrous Child in The Walking Deaden_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.defence2016-08-31
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Lyn Bennetten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Jason Haslamen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Anthony Ennsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Karen Macfarlaneen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Lyn Bennetten_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
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