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Pregnancy in literature and film / Parley Ann Boswell.

  • Boswell, Parley Ann
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About this work


"This is an exploration of the ways in which pregnancy affects narrative, begins with two canonical American texts. Ultimately, the pregnancy narrative in popular film and fiction provides a remarkably clear lens by which we can gauge how popular American film and fiction express our most profound--and most private--fears, values and hopes"-- Provided by publisher.


Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]

Physical description

vii, 238 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index.
Includes filmography.


Introduction: the pregnancy narrative -- "A" is for pregnant: the birth of American pregnancy literature -- The weepies: pregnancy, melodrama and noir -- Pregnant teenagers and other monsters -- The mothership arrives: pregnancy in science fiction -- Ways of seeing pregnancy -- Chapter notes -- Filmography.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9780786473663
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