Blood Relations: Feminist Theory Meets the Uncanny Alien Bug Mother

Hypatia 7 (2):74 - 90 (1992)
This essay addresses the troubling and uncanny figure of Mother in feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, literary criticism, and real life. Readings of feminist literary criticism and the films Alien and Aliens explore the liminality of Mother and the consequences for feminist thought and practice of the persistent narrative modes (the sentimental and the gothic) locatable in all of these discourses on/of Motherhood.
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Jane Gallop (1989). The Monster in the Mirror: The Feminist Critic's Psychoanalysis. In Richard Feldstein & Judith Roof (eds.), Feminism and Psychoanalysis. Cornell University Press 13--24.

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