Passion for the Real Through Snuff Film in Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho


Yazıcıoğlu S.

BRITISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES, vol.XVII, pp.61-68, 2011 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: XVII
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: BRITISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-68
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Alain Badiou defines the 20th century in terms of “the passion for the real”. The aim of this paper is to discuss how the term is materialized through the use of snuff film in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, and how snuff film functions as a narrative apparatus in the novel.