27 may. 2011

Femicidio y sus representaciones jurídicas en la ficción y la realidad

Juli L. Parker
Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film, and Television:
Examining the Patriarchal Presuppositions Behind the Treatment of Murderesses in Fiction and Reality

Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, Lewiston, New York, 2011, 444 pp.
ISBN: 9780773414587

This collection examines the meaning, construction and deconstruction of the murdering woman. These essays suggest that the ways in which gender, race, class and sexuality play into representations of women murderers is key to understanding the patriarchal underpinnings of our judicial system as they apply to women criminals.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. A “horrible lust for living blood”:
Supernatural Female Murderers in Nineteenth- Century Literature
Chapter 2. A Comparative Reading of Mona Caird’s The Wing of Azrael (1889)
and Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1892)
Chapter 3. She Hid it Well:
Female Serial Killers in American Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction
Chapter 4. Speculative Biographies:
Representing the Lives of Historical Murdering Women
Chapter 5. The Murdering Woman in a Chinese/Taiwanese Cultural Context
Chapter 6. The Bodies of Lizzie Borden
Chapter 7. Increasingly Monstrous Representation of Real Female Killers in American Cinema:
I Want To Live! (Robert Wise, 1958) and Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003)
Chapter 8. “Ki-ki-ki Ma-ma-ma”:
Maternal Virtue and Mrs. Voorhees
Chapter 9. Women on Death Row:
Documentary Film and the Cultural Politics of Identity
Chapter 10. Lethal Ladies:
The Stars of John Waters’ Female Trouble and Serial Mom
Chapter 11. The Birth of the Female Youth Rampage
Chapter 12. Women Who Kill:
Law & Order, Dexter & The Wire
Chapter 13. Killing a Husband:
Alice Arden and her Accomplices on the Early Modern Stage
Chapter 14. “There’s so much I want to tell her”:
Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal and the Transference of Femininity
Chapter 15. Sheila's Deposition, 1997
Chapter 16. Another Day in Court:
Women Playwrights
Chapter 17. The Murdering Mother in Marina Carr’s Plays

Juli L. Parker is Director of the Women’s Resource Center and Affiliate Faculty for the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Parker holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Theatre and Women’s Studies from The Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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