Women and the Gothic

Women and the Gothic An Edinburgh Companion - Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic

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Publisher's Synopsis

A re-assessment of the Gothic in relation to the female, the 'feminine', feminism and post-feminism

This collection of newly commissioned essays brings together major scholars in the field of Gothic studies in order to re-think the topic of 'Women and the Gothic'. The 14 chapters in this volume engage with debates about 'Female Gothic' from the 1970s and '80s, through second wave feminism, theorisations of gender and a long interrogation of the 'women' category as well as with the problematics of post-feminism, now itself being interrogated by a younger generation of women. The contributors explore Gothic works - from established classics to recent films and novels - from feminist and post-feminist perspectives. The result is a lively book that combines rigorous close readings with elegant use of theory in order to question some ingrained assumptions about women, the Gothic and identity.

Key Features

  • Revitalises the long-running debate about women, the Gothic and identity
  • Engages with the political agendas of feminism and post-feminism
  • Prioritises the concerns of woman as reader, author and critic
  • Offers fresh readings of both classic and recent Gothic works

Book information

ISBN: 9781474425568
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.38729
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vi, 239
Weight: 388g
Height: 155mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 13mm