The Female Fantastic : Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s, Hardback Book

The Female Fantastic : Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s Hardback

Edited by Lizzie Harris McCormick, Jennifer Mitchell, Rebecca Soares

Part of the Among the Victorians and Modernists series

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For women-identified writers of both eras, the fantastic offered double vision.

Not only did the genre offer strategic cover for challenging the status quo, but also a heuristic mechanism for teasing out the gendered psyche's links to creative, personal, and erotic agency.

These dynamic presentations of female and gender-queer subjectivity, are linked in intriguing and complex matrices to key moments in gender(ed) history. This volume contains essays from international scholars covering a wide range of topics, including werewolves, mummies, fairies, demons, time travel, ghosts, haunted spaces and objects, race, gender, queerness, monstrosity, madness, incest, empire, medicine, and science.

By interrogating two non-consecutive decades, we seek to uncover the inter-relationships among fantastic literature, feminism, and modern identity and culture.

Indeed, while this book considers the relationship between the 1890s and 1920s, it is more an examination of women's modernism in light of gendered literary production during the fin-de-siecle than the reverse.

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