As I consider book reviews to be a great writing exercise between projects, I try to do them every three months or so. They’re especially useful after the Christmas break when I’ve finished my lecture prep for the coming term and am easing myself back into a proper writing schedule. Here’s a little summary of my latest one as well as a link to the full review.

I’ve spent the last few days reading Gina Wisker’s latest publication, Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) for The Gothic Imagination. While the general topic of the book is contemporary women’s writing, Wisker divides her discussion into specific categories such as Canadian Gothic, African American Gothic, Domestic Gothic, and Postcolonial Gothic. She focuses on the fiction of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, and Toni Morrison as well as many other female authors, and (as always!), her analysis and attention to detail in the chosen narratives is meticulous, compelling, and a pleasure to read.

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The full review can be read here.

Cover art image: Copyright of Palgrave Macmillan.

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