My latest book review for the University of Stirling’s The Gothic Imagination is the wonderful Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion edited by Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik and published by the Edinburgh University Press. Unapologetic in its specifically feminist concerns, it deals with women as readers, writers, characters and critics of the Gothic. Once again, I’m not going to say much about the book here other than to mention that I really enjoyed it. It’s an essential text for researchers of the Female Gothic as it traces the various aspects in this sub-genre that have evolved over time and also pays particular attention to aspects that remain unchanged. In short, it’s a must-read for any Gothicist concerned with feminist and/or gender studies in the genre!
You can read my review of this excellent addition to Gothic studies here.
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