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The Resource Splattered ink : postfeminist gothic fiction and gendered violence, Sarah E. Whitney

Splattered ink : postfeminist gothic fiction and gendered violence, Sarah E. Whitney

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Splattered ink : postfeminist gothic fiction and gendered violence
Title
Splattered ink
Title remainder
postfeminist gothic fiction and gendered violence
Statement of responsibility
Sarah E. Whitney
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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1976-
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Whitney, Sarah E.
Dewey number
813.009/9287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
W47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American fiction
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
Label
Splattered ink : postfeminist gothic fiction and gendered violence, Sarah E. Whitney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
946905220
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780252040467
Lccn
2016005497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946905220
Label
Splattered ink : postfeminist gothic fiction and gendered violence, Sarah E. Whitney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
946905220
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780252040467
Lccn
2016005497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946905220

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