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Sarah E. Whitney

Splattered Ink

Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

€ 36.74


`Postfeminist cultural studies has largely been focused on film, television, and other forms of mass media, with the occasional foray into the the lighthearted romantic comedy fiction known as `chick lit.` In this project, the author seeks to trace a darker literary thread in contemporary U.S. women`s fiction: that which exemplifies the postfeminist gothic, a genre which harnesses gothic themes and motifs to tell stories of gendered violence and pain. Whitney suggests that the novels of the popular authors in this study - Alice Sebold, Susanna Moore, Sapphire, Patricia Cornwell and Jodi Picoult - intrude violently upon the well-constructed postfeminist fantasy of a safe and equitable world at the same time that they reject victimhood as an organizing identity. The author argues that a variety of narrative strategies that jar readers, refuse to provide happy endings, and question the inevitability of crime against women in a supposedly `equitable` world provide new ways of continuing to talk about sexual and domestic violence. Whitney`s attention to the literary expression of this powerful cultural motif helps to illuminate the workings of gendered violence in the contemporary U.S. cultural imagination`-



Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
272 pagina's
Januari 2016
340 gram
226 x 150 x 20 mm
UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR us


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