Original Texts and Film


Silence of the Lambs directed by Jonathan Demme (1991)

Shatter Me written by Tahereh Mafi (2011)

‘The Monologue’ from The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir (1967)

‘The Bloody Chamber’ from The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter (1979)

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (1963)

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (2015)

Excluded Texts

‘The Labyrinth’ by W. H. Auden (N.D.)

This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer (1996)

Cover Image

Image by Patrushka (2016)



[1] Psychology: The Stanford Prison Experiment BBC Documentary (2002)

[2] ‘From Prison to Home: The Effect of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities’ by Craig Haney (2001)

[3] Jim Ferguson interview with Jodie Foster for Silence of the Lambs (2010) 

[4] Breia Brissey interview with Tahereh Mafi for Entertainment Weekly (2011)

[5] Interview with Sarah J. Maas for Nice Girls Read Books (2015)

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