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The Women of Get Out: Intersections of Race and Gender in Contemporary Horror

Jordan Peele’s hugely successful thriller Get Out (2017) turns America’s fraught racial politics into the stuff of horror movie nightmares. In his talk, Professor Greven considers the gender and racial politics of making the female the villain in a film with a black male protagonist. Get Out transforms the Final Girl of the horror movie into a fascinating and
problematic new persona.

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He specializes in nineteenth-century American literature, Film Studies, gender, and psychoanalytic theory. His most recent books are Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory (Oxford, 2017) and Queering The Terminator (Bloomsbury 2017).

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

McClung Tower and Plaza, 1210
1115 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Black History Month


Cinema Studies Program,

Humanities Center

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Mary Beckley

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