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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 at 4:00pm

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

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Humanities & Social Sciences

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Tags

Black History Month

Department

Cinema Studies Program,

Humanities Center

Contact Name

Mary Beckley

Contact Email

mcopela8@utk.edu

Contact Phone

8659745421

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