Learn more about Angela Smith’s research

Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and Classic Horror Cinema (Columbia University Press, 2011).

Review 1 of Hideous Progeny

Review 2 of Hideous Progeny

Available through the U of U library for those with log-in: https://tinyurl.com/582zh648 

Article: “Walk This Way: Frankenstein’s Monster, Disability Simulation, and Zombie Ambulation.” Literature and Medicine Volume 36, No. 2 (Fall 2018): 412-438.  (requires institutional log-in) 

“Watching horror films is a disabling experience,” Angela M. Smith, Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies for the University of Utah and author of the book “Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and Classic Horror Cinema,” said. “It’s a controlled encounter with discomfort, with the vulnerability of our minds and bodies to images and suggestions that opens us to unwilled transformations.” https://www.indiewire.com/2020/10/freaks-disabled-horror-movie-1234590637/

Podcast interview on the movie Freaks: http://freaksandpsychospodcast.com/episode002/