Female Gothic and the Institutionalization of Gothic Studies
Fitzgerald, Lauren, Gothic Studies
Does Female Gothic have anything left to offer? Entrenched in Gothic studies for nearly thirty years and increasingly attacked during the last decade, this critical category seems to many to have outlived its usefulness. Nonetheless, there are still critical lessons to be learned from it, as much about the recent history of Gothic criticism as Gothic works themselves. Indeed, we would do well to contemplate what scholarly reputation not only feminist criticism of the Gothic but also Gothic criticism more generally would enjoy were it not for the intervention of Female Gothic.
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Publication information: Article title: Female Gothic and the Institutionalization of Gothic Studies. Contributors: Fitzgerald, Lauren - Author. Journal title: Gothic Studies. Volume: 6. Issue: 1 Publication date: May 2004. Page number: 8+. © Manchester University Press May 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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