Queering Gothic In The Romantic Age: The Penetrating Eye by M. FincherQueering Gothic In The Romantic Age: The Penetrating Eye by M. Fincher

Queering Gothic In The Romantic Age: The Penetrating Eye

byM. Fincher

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

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This book argues that Gothic writing of the Romantic period is queer. Using a variety of texts, it argues that contemporary queer theory can help us to read the obliqueness and invisibility of same-sex desire in a culture of vigilance. Fincher shows how the Gothic's ambivalent gender politics destabilize heteronormative narratives.
MAX FINCHER gained his PhD from King's College London, UK, where he taught on women's writing and the Gothic. He has written articles and reviews on Gothic and queer studies forGothic Studies,Film Quarterlyand theTimes Literary Supplement. His research interests are in the history of sexuality, queer studies and Romanticism.
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Title:Queering Gothic In The Romantic Age: The Penetrating EyeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:205 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230003478

ISBN - 13:9780230003477

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Acknowledgements Introduction Reading the Gaze: A Culture of Vigilance Guessing the Mould: Or, The Castle of Otranto ? Vathek and the Monstrous Queer Camping in the Monastery: The Monk Caleb Williams and the Queer Sublime Penetrating Eye(s): Lara . The Giaour , The Vampyre Conclusion Bibliography Index