DescriptionThe Gothic uncovers, explores, and fosters terrors. The body often functions as the locus of such fear, being imagined as the site of both monstrosity and suffering. Pain, passion, sickness, contagion, incarceration, melancholy, madness – these fundamentally embodied experiences lie at the heart of the mode. In focusing on the corporeal, Gothic texts can also examine the operations of power on the individual, interrogating dynamics of gender, sexuality, race, dis/ability, nationality, and class. And, of course, Gothic writing also works on the reader’s body, aiming, as Mary Shelley put it, to “awaken thrilling horror […] curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.”
The Gothic Women Project's first event of 2022 explored the role of embodiment in women’s Gothic writing, examining the fascination and fear of Gothic bodies across different forms.
|Period||17 Jan 2022|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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