“Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty” - The Alien Film Franchise as Interspecies Pet Play

Schubart, R. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Keynote talk at the 40 year symposium for the alien franchise, reading the Alien as a pet and audiences' intereaction with the Alien monster as play with a pet, asking what such play affords. Why do we love playing with monsters?
Period24. May 2019
Held atBangor University, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • horror
  • monster
  • horror film
  • alien franchise
  • Ridley Scott
  • James Cameron
  • pet
  • animal studies
  • cogntive fllm studies
  • evolutionary film studies