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Episode 42: WiHM Director Spotlight: Julia Ducournau: RAW (2016) & Titane (2021)


It’s Women in Horror Month! So, for this episode we decided to put the spotlight on the French film director Julia Ducournau. We are discussing her debut feature film Raw (2016) and her most recent release Titane (2021), which made her the second female director to ever win a Palme d’Or award. We will also be briefly discussing her short film from 2011, Junior. The themes that we will be dissecting will be body horror from the female gaze, the monstrous feminine, as well as sexuality and gender as represented in Julia’s films.


Enjoy and welcome to our dark side…

Intro/Outro Music: Robeast by Dance with the Dead

Artwork by: Jess Hrycyk

Editing work by: Jessica



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The Spinsters Library:


POWERS OF HORROR: An Essay on Abjection by Julia Kristeva

https://users.clas.ufl.edu/burt/touchyfeelingsmaliciousobjects/Kristevapowersofhorrorabjection.pdf


The Resurgence of the Monstrous Feminine by Hannah Williams

https://granta.com/the-resurgence-of-the-monstrous-feminine/


On Body Horror and the Monstrosity of Women by Julia Armfield

https://themillions.com/2019/10/on-body-horror-and-the-monstrosity-of-women.html

"HAIRY THUGGISH WOMEN" FEMALE WEREWOLVES, GENDER, AND THE HOPED-FOR MONSTER by Elizabeth M. Clark, B.A.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.905.5547&rep=rep1&type=pdf


Feminist Perspectives on the Body by Kathleen Lennon https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminist-body/#LiviFemaBody

THE RISE OF THE GIRL-MONSTER PART 1: BIRTH AND BODY by SARA MCCARTNEY

http://www.horrorhomeroom.com/the-rise-of-the-girl-monster-part-1-birth-and-body/


THE RETURN OF THE GIRL-MONSTER – PART 2 by SARA MCCARTNEY

http://www.horrorhomeroom.com/the-return-of-the-girl-monster-part-2/


Raw, Thelma, and the Monstrous Feminine Coming of Age by KYLE LOGAN

https://filmotomy.com/raw-thelma-monstrous-feminine-coming-of-age/


Women & Horror: Female sexuality and monstrosity awakens in Julia Ducournau’s ‘Raw’ by GABRIELLE BONDI

https://www.theyoungfolks.com/film/149694/raw-julia-ducournau-horror/


Embrace Your Monstrous Flesh: On Women’s Bodies in Horror by Rebecca Harkins-Cross

https://lithub.com/embrace-your-monstrous-flesh-on-womens-bodies-in-horror/

Mechanophilia Exposed and Explained by Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-excess/201611/mechanophilia-exposed-and-explained


What Women Inherit: Pregnancy as Body Horror by Natalie Elliott

https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/2021/11/15/titane/

Titane — Is It Transphobic? By Mrs. Capricious

https://medium.com/prismnpen/titane-is-it-transphobic-4bda46bc6209


Cross Dressing and Car Fetishes: ‘Titane’ Twists Trans Tropes Into Perverse, Lifeless Body Horror by Jude Dry

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/10/titane-body-horror-trans-transphobic-1234668724/



NEXT MONTH’S EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENT: Spinster’s Book Club: Max Brook’s Devolution (2020) - Looking at the infamous and elusive cryptid, Bigfoot and the concept of Devolution in the face of survival.



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