Femicidal Fears: Narratives of the Female Gothic Experience

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In Femicidal Fears, Helene Meyers examines contemporary femicidal plots--plots in which women are killed or fear for their lives--to argue that these female Gothic novels of death actually bring the nuances of feminist thought to life. Through her examination of works by Angela Carter, Muriel Spark, Edna O'Brien, Beryl Bainbridge, Joyce Carol Oates, and Margaret Atwood, as well as such infamous cases as the Montreal Massacre and the Yorkshire Ripper, Meyers contends that these femicidal plots restage and embody feminist ...

Femicidal Fears: Narratives of the Female Gothic Experience 2001, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791451526

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