Carol J. Clover

Writer, Author

1940 –

79

Who is Carol J. Clover?

Carol J. Clover is an American professor of film studies, rhetoric language and Scandinavian mythology. She has been widely published in her areas of expertise. Her 1992 book Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film achieved popularity beyond academia, and she is credited with developing the "final girl" theory, within the book, which changed both popular and academic conceptions of gender in horror films.

Clover is a featured expert in the film S&Man, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Her son is academic and poet Joshua Clover.

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Born
Jul 31, 1940
Also known as
  • Carol Jeanne Clover
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    Humanities
    ( - 1972)
Lived in
  • California

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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