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Seriously Weird

Papers on the Grotesque


Alice Mills

Seriously Weird pushes the boundaries of current understanding of the grotesque. In a set of interdisciplinary essays, contributors explore the grotesque in literature for adults and children, in contemporary film and TV, in psychological experimentation, and nineteenth-century midwifery. Seriously Weird reconsiders problems of defining the grotesque, placing it in the contexts of the carnivalesque, the abject, and the disgusting.
The Editor: Alice Mills is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Children's Literature at the University of Ballarat in Ballarat, Australia. She received her M.Litt. from the University of Cambridge. She is widely published in the fields of fantasy and children's literature and edited the Random House Children's Treasury.