Monstrosity in Matheson's "I Am Legend" and Lawrence's Film Adaptation


Term Paper (Advanced seminar), 2013

30 Pages, Grade: 2,0


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List of contents

1. Introduction

2. “ The monster always escapes” – The return of the undead

3. Richard Matheson´s I Am Legend
3.1 Reappearance of the monstrous
3.2 Racial issues and feminine sexuality
3.3 Shifting monstrosity

4. Francis Lawrence’s film adaptation
4.1 Reappearance of the monstrous
4.2 Terrorism and religion
4.3 Shifting monstrosity

5. Conclusion: cultural, social and political context
5.1 Postwar America
5.2 Post-9/11 America
5.3 Comparison between book and film adaptation

6. Bibliography

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Title
Monstrosity in Matheson's "I Am Legend" and Lawrence's Film Adaptation
College
University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine"  (American Studies)
Course
The Virus as Political Metaphor in 20th Century American Literature and Film
Grade
2,0
Author
Year
2013
Pages
30
Catalog Number
V230739
ISBN (eBook)
9783656471844
ISBN (Book)
9783656471929
File size
563 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Monstrosity, Monster, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Richard Matheson, I Am Legend, Film adaptation, Francis Lawrence, Monstrous, Comparison
Quote paper
BA Kinga Gmiat (Author), 2013, Monstrosity in Matheson's "I Am Legend" and Lawrence's Film Adaptation, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/230739

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