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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.
Sonya Andermahr is Reader in English at the University of Northampton, UK. Lawrence Phillips is Professor in English and Cultural Criticism at the University of Northampton, UK.
Notes on Contributors \ 1. Introduction \ Part I: Genre and Canon \ 2. Contemporary Women's Writing: Carter's Literary Legacy Sonya Andermahr \ 3. 'Isn't it every girl's dream to be married in white?': Angela Carter's Bridal Gothic Sarah Gamble \ 4. Between the Paws of the Tender Wolf: Authorship, Adaptation and Audience Lorna Jowett \ 5. Angela Carter's Excessive Stagings of the Canon: Psychoanalytic Closets, Hermaphroditic Dreams, and Jacobean Westerns Susanne Gruss\ 6. The Moral Right of Food: Angela Carter's 'Food Fetishes' Maria Jose Pires \ 7. The Alchemy of Reading in Angela Carter's 'Alice in Prague or The Curious Room' Michelle Ryan-Sautour \ 8. 'Cradling an axe like a baby': Angela Carter's Lulu Mine Ozyurt Kilic \ Part II: Philosophies \ 9. Sex, Violence, and Ethics - Reassessing Carter's 'Moral' Relativism Lawrence Phillips \10.Angela Carter, Naturalist Anja Muller-Wood \ 11.The Surrealist Uncanny in Shadow Dance Anna Watz \ 12. The Art of Speculation: Allegory and Parody as Critical Reading Strategies in The Passion of New Eve Kari Jegerstedt \ 13. Blending the Pre-Raphaelite with the Surreal in Angela Carter's Shadow Dance (1966) and Love (1971) Katie Garner \ Part III: Mythologies \ 14. Genesis and Gender: The Word, the Flesh, and the Fortunate Fall in 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest' Hope Jennings \ 15. 'Ambulant Fetish': The Exotic Woman in 'Black Venus' and 'Master' Sarah Artt \ 16. Seeing the City, Reading the City, Mapping the City: Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop and the Sixties Simon Goulding \ Through the Looking Glass: Playing with Schizophrenia and Surrealism in Shadow Dance Jane Hentges \ Index
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