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Dr. Hobbes's Parasites: Victims, Victimization, and Gender in David Cronenberg's "Shivers"

David Sanjek
Cinema Journal
Vol. 36, No. 1 (Autumn, 1996), pp. 55-74
DOI: 10.2307/1225595
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225595
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Dr. Hobbes's Parasites: Victims, Victimization, and Gender in David Cronenberg's "Shivers"
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Abstract

"Shivers" (1975) depicts a venereal parasite infecting both male and female characters, but the manner in which women are victims as well as victimizers problematizes the function of the monster in this and other David Cronenberg films.

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