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The Resource Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko

Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko

Label
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton
Title
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton
Statement of responsibility
Kathy A. Fedorko
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Using feminist archetypal theory and theory of the female Gothic, Fedorko shows how, in sixteen short stories and six major novels written during four distinct periods of her life, Wharton adopts and adapts Gothic elements as a way to explore the nature of feminine and masculine ways of knowing and being and to dramatize the tension between them. A distinction in her use of the form is that she has both women and men engage in a process of individuation during which they confront the abyss, the threatening and disorienting feminine/maternal. Wharton deconstructs traditional Gothic villains and victims by encouraging the reader to identify with those characters who are willing to assimilate this confrontation with the feminine/maternal into their sense of themselves as women and men. In the novels with Gothic texts Wharton draws multiple parallels between male and female protagonists, indicating the commonalities between women and men and the potential for a fe/male self
  • Eventually, in her last completed novel and her last short story, Wharton imagines human beings who are comfortable with both gender selves. Fedorko's study challenges existing views of the nature of Wharton's realism as well as the nature and importance of her fiction that defies that categorization. It provides a provocative approach to Wharton's handling of and response to gender and complicates current assumptions about her response to the feminine and the maternal
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fedorko, Kathy A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Women and literature
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Gothic Text: Life and Art -- 2. Fearing the Feminine -- 3. Confronting the Limits of Reason -- 4. Reclaiming the Feminine -- 5. Surviving the Abyss and Revising Gender Roles
Control code
31291628
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780817307882
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94038996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1665685
Label
Gender and the Gothic in the fiction of Edith Wharton, Kathy A. Fedorko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Gothic Text: Life and Art -- 2. Fearing the Feminine -- 3. Confronting the Limits of Reason -- 4. Reclaiming the Feminine -- 5. Surviving the Abyss and Revising Gender Roles
Control code
31291628
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780817307882
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94038996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1665685

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