Diana Wallace The Female Gothic

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The Female Gothic

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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 and motherhood - to open up new directions for criticism, while two essays on Scottish and Welsh Gothic represent the latest work in these new areas. Writers discussed range from central figures such as Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte BrontA", and Angela Carter, and neglected figures like the authors of the 'Northanger novels', to writers who are rarely discussed as 'Gothic' such as Iris Murdoch, Toni Morrison and Iain Banks. An Introduction surveying criticism on the Female Gothic and an essay on the institutionalisation of Gothic Studies provide invaluable contextualisation. Contributors: Kirsti Bohata, Carol Margaret Davison, Lauren Fitzgerald, Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Avril Horner, Alison Milbank, Robert Miles, Meredith Miller, Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Andrew Smith, Diana Wallace, Angela Wright, Sue Zlosnik.

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A rich and varied collection of essays which intervene in current debates around the concept of the 'Female Gothic'

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DIANA WALLACE is Reader in English at the University of Glamorgan, UK. She is the author of The Woman's Historical Novel: British Women Writers, 1900-2000 (2005) and Sisters and Rivals in British Women's Fiction, 1914-39 (2000), and co-editor (with Andrew Smith) of a special edition of Gothic Studies on 'The Female Gothic' (2004). ANDREW SMITH is Professor of English Studies at the University of Glamorgan, UK where he is Co-Director of the Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science (RCLAS). Published books include Gothic Literature (2007), Victorian Demons (2004), and Gothic Radicalism (2000). He edits, with Benjamin F. Fisher, the series 'Gothic Literary Studies', for the University of Wales Press.

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