We need to talk about Eva

Gibson, Verity (2016) We need to talk about Eva. MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study focuses on Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of Lionel Shriver's epistolary novel We Need to Talk About Kevin and argues that the film should be seen as an example of feminist horror that subverts and challenges cultural mother myths. It considers the impact of feminist psychoanalytic approaches to horror before exploring the emerging genre of feminist horror films and the revised theoretical approaches to horror that the genre demands. The analysis of We Need to Talk About Kevin centres on the film's feminist representation of motherhood. The film's internal landscape and intimate exploration of Eva's fractured, unreliable memories has wider resonance and acknowledges the simple feminist truth that patriarchy would rather sweep under the carpet: mothers do not always bond with their children.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 10:30
    Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 10:30
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22745

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