Blood Relations: Feminist Theory Meets the Uncanny Alien Bug Mother

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Abstract

This essay addresses the troubling and uncanny figure of Mother infeminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, literary criticism, and real life. Readings of feminist literary criticism and the films Alien and Aliens explore the Uminality of Mother and the consequences for feminist thought and practice of the persistent narrative modes (the sentimental and the gothic) locatable in ail of these discourses on of Motherhood. 1992 by Hypatia, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-90
Number of pages17
JournalHypatia
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Blood Relations : Feminist Theory Meets the Uncanny Alien Bug Mother. / Zwinger, Lynda M.

In: Hypatia, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1992, p. 74-90.

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