Cannibalism in Literature and Film

  • Authors
  • Jennifer Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Jennifer Brown
      Pages 1-14
  3. Mr Cannibal I Presume? The Colonial Cannibal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jennifer Brown
      Pages 31-53
  4. Yeehaw! The Regional Cannibal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
  5. Cannibals in Our Midst: The City Cannibal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Jennifer Brown
      Pages 153-169
    3. Jennifer Brown
      Pages 170-214
  6. Conclusion

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      Pages 215-233
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 234-258

About this book


A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world.


fiction film

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