© 2009

The Female Gothic

New Directions

  • Diana Wallace
  • Andrew Smith

About this book


This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions.


fiction gender novel women

Editors and affiliations

  • Diana Wallace
    • 1
  • Andrew Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlamorganUK

About the editors

DIANA WALLACE is Reader in English at the University of Glamorgan, UK. She is the author of The Woman's Historical Novel: British Women Writers, 1900-2000 (2005) and Sisters and Rivals in British Women's Fiction, 1914-39 (2000), and co-editor (with Andrew Smith) of a special edition of Gothic Studies on 'The Female Gothic' (2004). 

ANDREW SMITH is Professor of English Studies at the University of Glamorgan, UK where he is Co-Director of the Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science (RCLAS). Published books include Gothic Literature (2007), Victorian Demons (2004), and Gothic Radicalism (2000). He edits, with Benjamin F. Fisher, the series 'Gothic Literary Studies', for the University of Wales Press.

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