The Female Gothic: New Directions

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230222717
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

DIANA WALLACE is Reader in English and Head of Division of English at the University of Glamorgan, UK. Her publications include The Womans Historical Novel (Palgrave, 2004) and Sisters and Rivals in British Womens Fiction, 1914-39 (Macmillan, 2000) and articles in Gothic Studies, Critical Survey and Studies in the Literary Imagination.

ANDREW SMITH is Professor of English Studies and Co-Director of the Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science at the University of Glamorgan, UK. His publications include Teaching the Gothic (co-edited with Anna Powell, Palgrave, 2006), Empire and the Gothic (co-edited with William Hughes, Palgrave, 2003), The Edinburgh Critical Guide to the Gothic (EUP, 2007), Victorian Demons (MUP, 2004) and Gothic Radicalism (Macmillan, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Notes on the Contributors
• Introduction: Defining the Female Gothic; D.Wallace & A.Smith
Female Gothic and the Institutionalisation of Gothic Studies; L.Fitzgerald
* ‘The haunting idea’: female Gothic metaphors and feminist theory; D.Wallace
‘Mother Radcliff’: Ann Radcliffe and the Female Gothic; R.Miles * Disturbing the Female Gothic: An Excavation of the Northanger Novels; A.Wright
• Bleeding Nuns: A Genealogy of the Female Grotesque; A.Milbank
* From Bluebeard’s Bloody Chamber to Demonic Stigmatic; M.Mulvey-Roberts
• Keeping it in the Family: Incest and the Female Gothic Plot in du Maurier and Murdoch; A.Horner & S.Zlosnik *
‘I Don’t Want to be a [White] Girl’: Gender, Race and Resistance in the Southern Gothic; M.Miller
* Children of the night: Shirley Jackson’s Domestic Female Gothic; A.Smith
• Others, Monsters, Ghosts: Representations of the Female Gothic Body in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Love; A.Heise-von der Lippe
‘Unhomely moments’: Reading and Writing Nation in Welsh Female Gothic; K.Bohata
• Monstrous Regiments of Women and Brides of Frankenstein: Gendered Body Politics in Scottish Female Gothic Fiction; C.M.Davison * Index

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