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In this anthology, fiction writers were commissioned to creatively respond to the work of Julia Kristeva, specifically her theory of abjection from 'Powers of Horror' (1980). In Schofield's story, the young daughter of a recently widowed doctor becomes ever more obsessed with the aesthetic and attitudes of Margaret Thatcher, adopting her dress, voice and manner, and watching her endlessly on Youtube. The mother-daughter relationship is tested in the story, as the mother feels a widening gap in her love for and connectedness to the child. In the wake of Covid and against the backdrop of government failings through the Covid Crisis, the story explores how the past can circle round in uneasy and abject ways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Abject
Subtitle of host publicationTales of Modern Unease
EditorsSarah Eyre, Ra Page
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherComma Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781905583591
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2020


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