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Female Gothic and the Institutionalisation of Gothic Studies

  • Lauren Fitzgerald

Abstract

Does Female Gothic have anything left to offer? Entrenched in Gothic studies for nearly thirty years and increasingly attacked during the past decade, this critical category seems to many to have outlived its usefulness. Nonetheless, there are still critical lessons to be learned from it, as much about the recent history of Gothic criticism as Gothic works themselves. Indeed, we would do well to contemplate what scholarly reputation not only feminist criticism of the Gothic but also Gothic criticism more generally would enjoy were it not for the intervention of Female Gothic.

Keywords

Literary History Feminist Criticism Woman Writer Property Interest Literary Property 
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© Lauren Fitzgerald 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren Fitzgerald
    • 1
  1. 1.Yeshiva UniversityUSA

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