Monstrous Textualities

Writing the Other in Gothic Narratives of Resistance

Anya Heise-von der Lippe

Monstrous Textualities

Anya Heise-von der Lippe

Distributed for University of Wales Press

304 pages | 1 color plate | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $88.00 ISBN: 9781786837585 Will Publish August 2021 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
A literary study on Gothic narratives of resistance that brings together a range of critical approaches.

Monstrous textualities emerge when Gothic narratives like Frankenstein employ the monstrous in their narrative structure to create stories of resistance, allowing writers to reflect upon their own poetics as they reclaim authority over their work under oppressive circumstances. This book traces the representation of the other through Black feminist hauntology in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Love. It also explores fat freak embodiment as a feminist resistance strategy in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus and Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle. Finally, it reads Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy and Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl within a framework of critical posthumanist and cyborg theory. The result is a comprehensive argument about how these texts can be read within a framework of the critical posthumanist questioning of knowledge production, as well as an epistemological exploration beyond an exclusionary humanist paradigm.
 
Contents
s Narrative
Conclusion
Conclusion: ‘The Promises of Monsters’
Notes
Bibliography
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