Femicidal Fears: Narratives of the Female Gothic Experience

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Price
$37.89
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Publish Date
Pages
223
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.51 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780791451526

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About the Author

Helene Meyers is Associate Professor of English at Southwestern University.

Reviews

"The strength of Femicidal Fears lies in Meyers' development of the analogy between compulsory heterosexuality and Gothic narratives. It also lies in the fact that Meyers--like Foucault, Butler, and other social constructionists--seeks to historicize the social networks of power that legitimize the heterosexual romance and female victimization." -- Gothic Studies

"...offers an eloquent and often witty argument for the importance of the Gothic tradition in the work of contemporary women writers who are concerned about continuing problems for women in the remnants of patriarchy. (Indeed, patriarchy is still alive and well.) A valuable contribution." -- Anne Williams, author of Art of Darkness: A Poetics of Gothic

"An interesting, readable, and original contribution to the fields of women's literature, contemporary literature, Gothic literature, and feminist theory. Femicidal Fears is full of insightful readings of individual texts and of the connections among them; at the same time, the overview it provides is illuminating, artfully constructed, and provocative." -- Eugenia C. DeLamotte, author of Perils of the Night: A Feminist Study of Nineteenth-Century Gothic