Andrea and Alex head West to explore the notions of Manifest Destiny and the Frontier Myth in Antonia Bird’s Ravenous. Combining historical context through a modern gaze, Ravenous proves you are who you eat.
Ravenous. Dir. Antonia Bird, 1999.
Manifest Destiny – An overview of the philosophical American mandate to head West.
Cannibal (2006) – a German film based on the true story of Armin Meiwes, who ate a man he met online.
“You Are Who You Eat” – Bitch Flicks’ essay on Ravenous, with a discussion on how it handles “manpain.”
Frontier Violence – NYT 1974 article on Richard Slotkin’s recontextualization of the American Frontier Myth.
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature, by Margaret Atwood.
A Tribe Called Red – Canadian Indigenous rap group.
Tanya Tagaq – Canadian Inuk throat singer.
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