Good Girls, Bad Ghouls

Abstract or Summary of Project

This project is a study of selected Southeast Asian female supernatural beings, particularly female ghosts, and what they tell us about women. Through the medium of a zine encompassing text and illustration, an exploration of the issues that women face will be conducted by examining these spectral figures. Common to the tales and traits of female ghosts are themes of motherhood, gender roles, femininity, autonomy, sexuality, sexual violence, and madness. Thus the female ghost is more than just a superstitious figure; as a deviant female, she exists as a threat to gender norms and the patriarchal structure.

Link(s) to FYP Report in DR-NTU (Restricted to NTU Access)
http://hdl.handle.net/10356/68030
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