From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Mikita Brottman was born and raised in Sheffield, England. She has a PhD in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, and has taught in various universities in Europe and the U.S. Her main field of research interest is the pathological impulse in contemporary culture; she has authored and edited a number of books on this subject, including, most recently, High Theory, Low Culture. She writes regularly for a number of publications, both mainstream and alternative, and is also a psychoanalyst in private practice.
The history of the slasher was also explored by Mikita Brottman in her book Offensive Films : Toward an Anthropology of Cinema Vomitif.
- Meat is Murder, London: Creation Books, 1998.
- Hollywood Hex, London: Creation Books, 1999.
- Car Crash Culture (Ed.), New York: Palgrave, 2002.
- Funny Peculiar: Gershon Legman and the Psychopathology of Humor, Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, Inc., 2004.
- Offensive Films, Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2005.
- High Theory, Low Culture, New York: Palgrave, 2005.
- The Solitary Vice: Against Reading, Los Angeles: Counterpoint, 2008.