Man-Eater

My current project is “Man-Eater: Cannibal Women in Contemporary Visual Culture”, and explores the female cannibal in a range of media, including films, music videos, video games and comics. There are a lot more examples than you would think -there were three released close together in early 2017, which I wrote about for The Atlantic.

I’m interested in what the act of eating means, what it says about desire, appetite, and social expectations and stereotypes. Cannibalism points to the question: what is hunger? And, what does it mean to be human?

I’ve been researching and writing about representations of women for more than a decade, and there is something really interesting here.

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