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Author Thomas, Ardel.
Title Queer others in Victorian Gothic : transgressing monstrosity / Ardel Haefele-Thomas.
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  PR408.G68 H344 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 195 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Gothic literary studies
Gothic literary studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-189) and index.
Contents "The spinster and the Hijra: how queers save heterosexual marriage in Wilkie Collins's The woman in white and The moonstone -- Escaping heteronormativity: queer family structures in Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the witch and 'The grey woman' -- Disintegrating binaries, disintegrating bodies: queer imperial transmogrifications in H. Rider Haddard's She -- 'One does things abroad that one would not dream of doing in England': miscegenation and queer female vampirism in J. Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla and Florence Marryat's The blood of the vampire -- In defence of her queer community: Vernon Lee's coded decadent gothic.
Summary "Applying theory to literary history and the to the present, [this book] explores intersections in nineteenth-century British representations of sexuality, gender, class and race. From such mid-century authors as Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and J. Sheridan Le Fanu to the fin-de-si├Ęcle writers Florence Marryat and Vernon Lee, this study examines how Victorian writers utilized gothic horror as a proverbial 'safe space' in which to grapple with taboo social and cultural issues, and considers also the continuities in our current assumptions of an age that was monolithic in its disdain for those who were 'other'.
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality in literature.
ISBN 9780708324653
9780708324646 (hbk.)
0708324649 (hbk.)
9780708324660 (ebk.)
0708324665 (ebk.)
OCLC number 760973420