Introduction: Postfeminist Gothic

B. Brabon, S. Genz

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In this introduction, we consider the intersection of two much debated and controversial concepts: postfeminism and Gothic, and we designate a new analytical category of 'Postfeminist Gothic'. We suggest that postfeminism and Gothic are linked by their eschewal of a binary logic and their 'anxiety about meaning'. As we contend, 'Postfeminist Gothic' moves beyond the Female Gothic with its historical associations with second wave feminism and female/feminine victimisation and it circumscribes a new space for critical exchange that re-examines notions of gender, agency and oppression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalGothic Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


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