'the Darkness Is the Closet in Which Your Lover Roosts Her Heart': Lesbians, Desire and the Gothic Genre (Report) (Company Overview)
Journal of International Women's Studies 2008, March, 9, 2
Journal of International Women's Studies
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Abstract This paper discusses the use of the Gothic genre in two 'lesbian' novels (2): Nightwood by Djuna Barnes (1936) and Affinity by Sarah Waters (1999). (3) The Gothic, I argue, is employed and manipulated in order to counter the repressive effects of 'lesbian panic', evident in much women's fiction (an idea posited by Patricia Smith in Lesbian Panic, 1997).
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- Category: Social Science
- Published: 01 March 2008
- Publisher: Bridgewater State College
- Print Length: 34 Pages
- Language: English