Coverart for item
The Resource Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko

Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko

Label
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton
Title
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton
Statement of responsibility
Kathy A. Fedorko
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Using feminist archetypal theory and theory of the female Gothic, Fedorko shows how, in sixteen short stories and six major novels written during four distinct periods of her life, Wharton adopts and adapts Gothic elements as a way to explore the nature of feminine and masculine ways of knowing and being and to dramatize the tension between them. A distinction in her use of the form is that she has both women and men engage in a process of individuation during which they confront the abyss, the threatening and disorienting feminine/maternal. Wharton deconstructs traditional Gothic villains and victims by encouraging the reader to identify with those characters who are willing to assimilate this confrontation with the feminine/maternal into their sense of themselves as women and men. In the novels with Gothic texts Wharton draws multiple parallels between male and female protagonists, indicating the commonalities between women and men and the potential for a fe/male self
  • Eventually, in her last completed novel and her last short story, Wharton imagines human beings who are comfortable with both gender selves. Fedorko's study challenges existing views of the nature of Wharton's realism as well as the nature and importance of her fiction that defies that categorization. It provides a provocative approach to Wharton's handling of and response to gender and complicates current assumptions about her response to the feminine and the maternal
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fedorko, Kathy A.
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z647 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Women and literature
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Femininity in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women and literature
  • United States
  • Gothic novel
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Letterkunde
  • Masculinité (psychologie)
  • Féminité (psychologie) dans la littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Sexisme
  • Roman gothique
  • Relations hommes femmes dans la litterature
  • Hommes
  • Femmes
  • Roman
Label
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Gothic Text: Life and Art -- 2. Fearing the Feminine -- 3. Confronting the Limits of Reason -- 4. Reclaiming the Feminine -- 5. Surviving the Abyss and Revising Gender Roles
Control code
624453448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817391843
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624453448
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Gothic Text: Life and Art -- 2. Fearing the Feminine -- 3. Confronting the Limits of Reason -- 4. Reclaiming the Feminine -- 5. Surviving the Abyss and Revising Gender Roles
Control code
624453448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817391843
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624453448
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...