Queer Others in Victorian Gothic : Transgressing Monstrosity Paperback / softback
Queer Others in Victorian Gothic: Transgressing Monstrosity explores the intersections of Gothic, cultural, gender, queer, socio-economic and postcolonial theories in nineteenth-century British representations of sexuality, gender, class and race.
From mid-century authors like Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell to fin-de-siecle writers such as J.
Sheridan Le Fanu, Florence Marryat and Vernon Lee, this study examines the ways that these Victorian writers utilized gothic horror as a proverbial 'safe space' in which to grapple with taboo social and cultural issues.
This work simultaneously explores our current assumptions about a Victorian culture that was monolithic in its disdain for those who were 'other'.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages, No
- Publisher: University of Wales Press
- Publication Date: 15/03/2012
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780708324653
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