Critical Writing Index

Twisting Conventions: A Feminist Indigenous Perspective on the Horror Genre

by Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Toronto: Vtape

This Fellowship essay, Twisting Conventions: Feminist

Indigenous Perspective on the Horror Genre was produced in association with Vtape's Curatorial Incubator v.10. In her essay Vanessa Dion Fletcher the video art of artists Ariel Smith and TJ Cuthand, both of whom reference the horror genre thematically in their works. Specifically, Fletcher applies the archetype of the "monstrous-feminine" as discussed by Barbara Creed in her book The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (1993).

ITEM 2012.150 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

You are a Lesbian VampireTheo J. Cuthand

Helpless Maiden Makes an "I" StatementTheo J. Cuthand

1,2,3 KnockupAriel Smith

Saviour ComplexAriel Smith

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism and PsycoanalysisBarbara Creed