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The Queer Uncanny: New Perspectives on the Gothic (Hardback)

Paulina Palmer

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ISBN 10: 0708324584 / ISBN 13: 9780708324585
Edité par University of Wales Press, United Kingdom, 2012
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Queer Uncanny: New Perspectives on the Gothic investigates the roles played by the concept of the uncanny, as defined by Sigmund Freud and other theorists, in the representation of lesbian and male gay sexualities and transgender in a selection of contemporary British, American and Caribbean fiction published 1980-2007. Novels by Christopher Bram, Philip Hensher, Alan Hollingurst, Randall Kenan, Shani Mootoo, Sarah Schulman, Ali Smith, Sarah Waters, Jeanette Winterson and other writers receive analysis in the context of queer theory and gothic critical writing. Topics discussed include: secrets and their disclosure, queer spectrality, the homely/ unhomely house, the grotesque, lesbian social invisibility, transgender doubles, and the intersection between sexuality and race. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9780708324585

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Titre : The Queer Uncanny: New Perspectives on the ...

Éditeur : University of Wales Press, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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The Queer Uncanny investigates the roles played by the concept of the uncanny, as defined by Sigmund Freud and other theorists, in representing lesbian, gay, and transgender characters in a selection of British, American, and Caribbean fiction published between 1980 and 2007. Paulina Palmer analyzes novels by Christopher Bram, Philip Hensher, Alan Hollingurst, Randall Kenan, Shani Mootoo, Sarah Schulman, Ali Smith, Sarah Waters, and Jeanette Winterson, among others, highlighting the inventive ways these authors recast traditional Gothic motifs from a queer perspective. Topics discussed include secrets and their disclosure, queer spectrality, the homely/unhomely house, the grotesque, lesbian social invisibility, transgender doubles, and the intersection between sexuality and race.

About the Author:

Now retired, Paulina Palmer was a senior lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. She was also a lecturer of gender and sexuality at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her publications include Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Narrative Practice and Feminist Theory; Contemporary Lesbian Writing: Dreams, Desire, Difference; and Lesbian Gothic: Transgressive Fictions.

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