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The Gothic Romance and Women as Foils

Marie Mulvey Roberts states that from the eighteenth century Gothic writing was viewed in gendered terms (Mulvey Roberts, p. 53), and the Gothic Romance novel proved to become a popular subgenre of Gothic literature during the reign of Queen Victoria. 2,001 more words

Gothic Literature

Absent Women

One of the key elements of a Gothic text is the use of characters who are discussed without being physically present. This blog will examine the role that absent women have played in controlling the plots of… 2,067 more words

Gothic Literature

Beartown, by Fredrik Backman****

“You can fuck any girl you like here tonight; they’re all hockey-whores when we win.”

Fredrik Backman is a sly writer, and he has a way of spiraling around his central point so that readers are mighty close by the time they recognize where they are. 436 more words

Book Blog

Women in Literature

Last month was Women’s History Month. I am a woman, so I wanted to give some thought to the status of women in literature. And their struggles. 746 more words


A stack of reviews...

As promised (if a little later than expected), here are a few super short reviews to get back up to date with my reading stack. 772 more words

Book Reviews

"Full Human Being": Female Characters Tackling Misogyny

In chapter 4 of Americanah, Adichie introduces us to an important female character and develops Ifemelu’s status as a take-no-trash powerhouse woman. After false rumors are spread about Obinze’s mother fighting (and beating) a male colleague, Ifemelu discovers the truth. 372 more words