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Terror and Brightness: What Can Postfeminist Gothic Do?

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/9780252040467.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the continuing relevance of postfeminist gothic works in literature. “Postfeminism” is used throughout this book to describe a powerful cultural sensibility that assumes that ... More


A Woman Might as Well Be Brave: Susanna Moore’s Ambient Fright

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/9780252040467.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at how novelist Susanna Moore critiques the postfeminist ethos of “empowerment.” She problematizes the Teflon nature of contemporary popular culture's “warrior woman” icon through ... More


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