Postfeminist Gothic: Critical Interventions in Contemporary Culture

Hardcover | March 15, 2007

EditorBenjamin A. Brabon, Stéphanie Genz

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Postfeminist Gothic explores new critical ground by addressing the intersection of two much debated and contentious concepts, postfeminism and Gothic. This edited collection of original and exciting essays examines a number of Gothic texts, from Anne Radcliffe's romances to modern horror films, in conjunction with diverse postfeminist theories, from backlash to postmodern feminism. The volume provides innovative criticism and analysis that makes a valuable contribution to the fields of literature, film, gender and cultural studies.

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Postfeminist Gothic explores new critical ground by addressing the intersection of two much debated and contentious concepts, postfeminism and Gothic. This edited collection of original and exciting essays examines a number of Gothic texts, from Anne Radcliffe's romances to modern horror films, in conjunction with diverse postfeminist ...

BENJAMIN A. BRABON is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Edge Hill University, UK. He specializes in British literature and culture from the period 1760-1840, Gothic fiction and masculinity. His publications include The Influence of Benedict Anderson and Gothic Cartography: Mapping Great Britain.STÉPHANIE GENZ is Senior Lecturer...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023000542X

ISBN - 13:9780230005426

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: Postfeminist Gothic--B.A.Brabon & S.Genz * Dark Departures: Contemporary Women's Writing after the Gothic--L.Armitt * Neo-Splatter: Bride of Chucky and the Horror of Heteronormativity--J.Halberstam * Bite-Size Pieces: Disassembling the Gothic Villain in Witchblade--R.V.Wilcox * The Spectral Phallus: Re-Membering the Postfeminist Man--B.A.Brabon * (Re)Making the Body Beautiful: Postfeminist Cinderellas and Gothic Tales of Transformation--S.Genz * The Stepford Wives: What's a Living Doll to Do in a Post-feminist World?--A.Williams * The Postfeminist Filmic Female Gothic Detective: Reading the Bodily Text in Candyman--D.Long Hoeveler * Moving beyond Waste to Celebration: The Postcolonial/Postfeminist Gothic of Nalo Hopkinson's 'A Habit of Waste'--G.Wisker * George Elliott Clarke's Beatrice Chancy: Sublimity, Pain, Possibility--D.Heiland * Sensibility Gone Mad: Or, Drusilla, Buffy and the (D)evolution of the Heroine of Sensibility--C.Knowles * She: Gothic Reverberations in Star Trek: First Contact--L.Dryden * Flight of the Heroine--F.Botting * Index