Angela Carter: New Critical Readings

Angela Carter: New Critical Readings

By: Sonya Anderma (editor), Lawrence Phillip (editor), Hentges Hentges (contributor), Sarah Artt (contributor), Sarah Gamble (contributor), Susanne Gruss (contributor), Katie Garner (contributor), Sonya Anderma (contributor), Jegerst Jegerst (contributor), Simon Gouldin (contributor)Hardback

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Bringing together leading international scholars of contemporary fiction and modern women writers, this book provides authoritative new critical readings of Angela Carter's work from a variety of innovative theoretical and disciplinary approaches. Angela Carter: New Critical Readings both evaluates Carter's legacy as feminist provocateur and postmodern stylist, and broaches new ground in considering Carter as, variously, a poet and a 'naturalist'. Including coverage of Carter's earliest writings and her journalism as well as her more widely studied novels, short stories and dramatic works, the book covers such topics as rescripting the canon, surrealism, and Carter's poetics.

About Author

Lawrence Phillips is Professor in English Literature at the University of Northampton, UK. He is the founding editor of the academic e-journal Literary London Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London ( and an organiser of the annual Literary London Conference which has run since 2002.Sonya Andermahr is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Northampton, UK.


Introduction: New Critical Readings, Sonya Andermahr and Lawrence Phillips; Part I: Genre and the Canon; 1. Angela Carter's Poetry, Sarah Gamble; 2. Carter's Excessive Stagings of the Canon, Susanne Gruss; 3. The Alchemy of Reading, Michelle Ryan-Sauteur; 4. Contemporary Women Writers: Carter's Literary Legacy, Sonya Andermahr; 5. Between the Paws of the Tender Wolf: Art, Authorship, and Adaptation, Lorna Jowett; 6. Angela Carter's Journalism, Maria Jose Pires; Part II: Philosophies; 7. Angela Carter, Naturalist, Anja Mueller-Wood; 8. Carter and the Evolution Debate, Mary Paul; 9. Surrealism, Subjectivity and the Uncanny, Anna Watz; 10. Allegory and Parody as Critical Reading Strategies, Kari Jegerstedt; 11. Blending the Pre-Raphaelite with the Surreal, Katie Garner; 12. Sex, Violence, and Ethics - Reassessing Carter's 'Moral' Relativism, Lawrence Phillips; Part III: Mythologies; 13. Mythic Appropriation in Carter's Short Stories, Hope Jennings; 14. Towards a New Economy of the Sexes, Aylin Kutlukan; 15. Mapping the 1960s City, Simon Goulding; 16. Woman as 'Ambulant Fetish', Sarah Artt; 17. Playing with Schizophrenia and Surrealism, Jane Hentges; Suggested Further Reading/Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441169280
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 226
  • ID: 9781441169280
  • weight: 496
  • ISBN10: 1441169288

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