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Non/human appetites and the perils of consumption in Under the Skin


Hortle, L and Stark, H, Non/human appetites and the perils of consumption in Under the Skin, Critique pp. 1-12. ISSN 0011-1619 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00111619.2018.1487380


This article examines the complex and shifting appetites for meat and sex in Michel Faberís 2000 novel Under the Skin and the 2013 Jonathan Glazer film adaptation of the book. Although almost unrecognizable at the level of plot, this article argues that considering these texts together highlights their deep and unsettling rendering of misogyny in relation to the pleasures and perils of consumption. In engaging with the confronting and, at times, politically ambiguous treatment of consumption in these texts, this article offers a reading of the intersectional relationship between the oppression of women in a patriarchal society and the exploitation of nonhuman animals as a resource for human endeavors.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer, misogyny, consumption, politics
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:British and Irish literature
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Hortle, L (Mr Luke Hortle)
UTAS Author:Stark, H (Associate Professor Hannah Stark)
ID Code:127092
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-07-10
Last Modified:2018-12-07

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