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Uneasy Lie the Bones: Alice Sebold’s Postfeminist Gothic

Sarah E. Whitney

in Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyzes the works of Alice Sebold within the frame of postfeminist gothic. It shows how Sebold's literary work uses different modalities to bring the strains of gothic and postfeminist ... More


Stories of lost futures

Geraldine Cousin

in Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Bryony Lavery's Frozen uses elements of a fairy tale as pegs on which to hang her portrayal of a mother's quest for her lost daughter. This chapter analyses a selection of journalists' accounts of ... More


Tracing Trauma in Rape Fiction of the Long 1990s

Robin E. Field

in Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781942954835
eISBN:
9781800341838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954835.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The 1990s rape novels depict contested stories of sexual assault by employing the rhetorical techniques of postmodernism and writing about trauma to eschew the linear narration of realism that ... More


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