Bringing together leading international scholars of contemporary fiction and modern women writers, this book provides authoritative new critical readings of Angela Carter's work from a variety of innovative theoretical and disciplinary approaches. Angela Carter: New Critical Readings both evaluates Carter's legacy as feminist provocateur and postmodern stylist, and broaches new ground in considering Carter as, variously, a poet and a ‘naturalist'. Including coverage of Carter's earliest writings and her journalism as well as her more widely studied novels, short stories and dramatic works, the book covers such topics as rescripting the canon, surrealism, and Carter's poetics.
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About the Author
Sonya Andermahr is Reader in English at the University of Northampton, UK.
Lawrence Phillips is Professor in English and
Cultural Criticism at the University of Northampton, UK.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors \ 1. Introduction \ Part I: Genre and Canon \ 2. Contemporary Women's Writing: Carter's
Literary Legacy Sonya Andermahr \ 3. ‘Isn't it every girl's dream to be married in white?': Angela Carter's Bridal Gothic Sarah Gamble \ 4. Between the Paws of the Tender Wolf: Authorship, Adaptation and Audience Lorna Jowett \ 5. Angela
Carter's Excessive Stagings of the Canon: Psychoanalytic Closets,
Hermaphroditic Dreams, and Jacobean Westerns Susanne Gruss\ 6. The Moral Right of Food: Angela Carter's
‘Food Fetishes' Maria José Pires \ 7. The Alchemy of Reading in Angela Carter's
‘Alice in Prague or The Curious Room' Michelle Ryan-Sautour \ 8. ‘Cradling an axe like a baby': Angela Carter's Lulu Mine Özyurt Kiliç \ Part II:
Philosophies \ 9. Sex, Violence, and Ethics - Reassessing Carter's ‘Moral'
Relativism Lawrence Phillips \10.Angela Carter, Naturalist Anja Müller-Wood \ 11.The Surrealist Uncanny in Shadow Dance Anna
Watz \ 12. The Art of Speculation: Allegory and Parody as Critical Reading
Strategies in The Passion of New Eve Kari Jegerstedt \ 13. Blending the
Pre-Raphaelite with the Surreal in Angela Carter's Shadow Dance (1966) and Love
(1971) Katie Garner \ Part III: Mythologies \ 14. Genesis and Gender: The Word,
the Flesh, and the Fortunate Fall in ‘Peter and the Wolf' and ‘Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest' Hope Jennings \ 15. ‘Ambulant Fetish': The Exotic
Woman in ‘Black Venus' and ‘Master' Sarah Artt \ 16. Seeing the City, Reading the City, Mapping the City: Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop and the Sixties
Simon Goulding \ Through the Looking Glass: Playing with Schizophrenia and
Surrealism in Shadow Dance Jane Hentgès \ Index