Queering Gothic in the Romantic Age: The Penetrating Eye (Hardcover)

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This book argues that Gothic writing of the Romantic period is queer. Using a variety of texts, it argues that contemporary queer theory can help us to read the obliqueness and invisibility of same-sex desire in a culture of vigilance. Fincher shows how the Gothic's ambivalent gender politics destabilize heteronormative narratives.

About the Author


MAX FINCHER gained his PhD from King's College London, UK, where he taught on women's writing and the Gothic. He has written articles and reviews on Gothic and queer studies for Gothic Studies, Film Quarterly and the Times Literary Supplement. His research interests are in the history of sexuality, queer studies and Romanticism.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780230003477
ISBN-10: 0230003478
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: June 15th, 2007
Pages: 205
Language: English