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Demonizing the ‘Abnormal’Body: Conjoined Twins as ‘Obsessive Avengers’ in East Asian Horror

Depictions of individuals with disabilities or genetic abnormalities in horror have often been problematic, focusing on the ‘otherness’ of the physically anomalous as villainous, murderous, and psychotically unstable. While a growing body of scholarly work is examining disability in the horror film, little attention has been paid thus far to depictions in cinema from East …

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Visibility/Disability; Steampunk Prosthetics, Bodies and Industrial Society

Steampunk, a hybrid genre of new-Victorianism and science fiction, until recently has suffered from a lack of academic attention, on the one hand criticized for romanticizing the Victorian era, and on the other, disregarded as nostalgic and perhaps even juvenile pulp. However, unlike other genres, steampunk has first emerged as a primarily performative aesthetic movement, …