The female gothic : new directions / edited by Diana Wallace and Andrew Smith

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Subjects: Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English--History and criticism
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American--History and criticism
Literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Women in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Basingstoke, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xiii, 219 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction. Defining the Female Gothic / Diana Wallace, Andrew Smith 1
1. Female Gothic and the Institutionalisation of Gothic Studies / Lauren Fitzgerald 13
2. 'The Haunting Idea': Female Gothic Metaphors and Feminist Theory / Diana Wallace 26
3. 'Mother Radcliff': Ann Radcliffe and the Female Gothic / Robert Miles 42
4. Disturbing the Female Gothic: An Excavation of the Northanger Novels / Angela Wright 60
5. Bleeding Nuns: A Genealogy of the Female Gothic Grotesque / Alison Milbank 76
6. From Bluebeard's Bloody Chamber to Demonic Stigmatic / Marie Mulvey-Roberts 98
7. Keeping It in the Family: Incest and the Female Gothic Plot in du Maurier and Murdoch / Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik 115
8. 'I Don't Want to be a [White] Girl': Gender, Race and Resistance in the Southern Gothic / Meredith Miller 133
9. Children of the Night: Shirley Jackson's Domestic Female Gothic / Andrew Smith 152
10. Others, Monsters, Ghosts: Representations of the Female Gothic Body in Toni "Morrison's Beloved and Love / Anya Heise-von der Lippe 166
11. Unhomely Moments': Reading and Writing Nation in Welsh Female Gothic / Kirsti Bohata 180
12. Monstrous Regiments of Women and Brides of Frankenstein: Gendered Body Politics in Scottish Female Gothic Fiction / Carol Margaret Davison 196
Index 215
Additional Authors: Wallace, Diana, 1964-
Smith, Andrew, 1964-
Notes: LCCN: 2009043492
ISBN: 9780230222717 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0230222714 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 457772026
ISBN/ISSN: 9780230222717