New from academic publisher Routledge, The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature)

Table of contents:

Introduction.

1. Monsters as we know them: a history of named monsters.

2. Articulating the abstract: theories of the unnameable.

3. ‘Things’ not to be named nor understood: the unnameable monster in nineteenth century literature.

4. The ‘thing’ keeps coming back: modern and postmodern nondescriptors.

5. The spectacle of the lack: realising the monster on screen.

Conclusion.

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