The intent of this paper is to explore a black feminist perspective within the film horror genre. A black feminist perspective investigates how black women are portrayed within cinematic horror. It serves as a method to further articulate the particularities of race & gender within cinema. If we leave the cinematic space without a structural model of intervention, then we are left with film that remains unchallenged for ostracizing black women. The paper argues that black women become articulated through themes of motherhood, death, and sexuality.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Ortiz, Katherine M., "Black Feminist Articulations of Race & Gender Within the Horror Film Genre" (2019). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 505.