The Resource Daughters of the house : modes of the gothic in Victorian fiction, Alison Milbank

Daughters of the house : modes of the gothic in Victorian fiction, Alison Milbank

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Daughters of the house : modes of the gothic in Victorian fiction
Title
Daughters of the house
Title remainder
modes of the gothic in Victorian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Alison Milbank
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Daughters of the House radically revises critical assumptions about the Victorian woman's relation to the house, through new readings of novels by Wilkie Collins, Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and Sheridan Le Fanu. Tracing their various transformations of eighteenth-century Gothic, the book discovers a revision of gender power relations in works such as Bleak House, in which Dickens embraces a program of the redemption of public action by women. Le Fanu and Bronte are shown to merge the Gothic with an apocalyptic critique of society, involving a paradoxically simultaneous expansion of and yet breaking out from private domestic space. In Le Fanu's version woman becomes angel beyond the confines of a debased patriarchal order. It is argued that this "female" Gothic thematic includes a genuine emancipatory dimension whereas, against most current feminist readings, this is denied to Wilkie Collins's deployment of the "sensation heroine". His fiction is controversially read in terms of the release of women into the market as commodities, in order for them to be returned to a sexualized domestic enclosure. The book ends by aligning the Gothic heroine's project to contemporary debates in French feminism, and in particular to the work of Luce Irigaray
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DLC
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1954-
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Milbank, Alison
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.T3
LC item number
M55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Horror tales, English
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Daughters in literature
  • Dwellings in literature
  • ((Das)) Phantastische
  • Roman
  • Schauerroman
  • Daughters in literature
  • Dwellings in literature
  • English fiction
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales, English
  • Englisch
  • Great Britain
Label
Daughters of the house : modes of the gothic in Victorian fiction, Alison Milbank
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-213) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780312071684
Lccn
91027231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24218928
  • (OCoLC)ocm24218928
Label
Daughters of the house : modes of the gothic in Victorian fiction, Alison Milbank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-213) 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780312071684
Lccn
91027231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24218928
  • (OCoLC)ocm24218928

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