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Towards an American ecofeminist Gothic
Emily Carr

Ecofeminist literacy: three propositions One: feminism involves the social analysis of structures of domination. Two: ecocriticism explores the theoretical principles of life’s interdependence. Three: there is no three to what I know

in Ecogothic
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Hamlet and early modern stage ghosts
Elisabeth Bronfen
Beate Neumeier

is unburied. The question this play’s strange visual doubling leaves undecided is the nature of the relationship between them. Does the interdependence of body and soul survive death after all? If so, what exactly is it that either rests in the grave or walks the earth? Although the play makes proper reference to religious belief (‘Thy body shall

in Gothic Renaissance
Elisabeth Bronfen

of death has indeed purified her for him, undone the barring taint not just traced on to her body but also represented by her body. Regardless of whether this erotic exchange is an experience of real unity or not, the fact that it depends on one partner’s embrace of death casts light on the inter-dependence of self-preservation and allegorising gazes. Angel, who survives

in Over her dead body
Elisabeth Bronfen

you – the object petit a – I mutilate you. Jacques Lacan While my focus in the last part was on the mutual interdependence between feminine death and aesthetic innovation or renewal, I will now turn to representations involving a social

in Over her dead body
Imagination, originality, terror
E.J. Clery
Robert Miles

) The aim of Dennis’s treatise as a whole was to show the necessary interdependence of religion and poetry, and the importance of strong emotions in both. The following passages put forward a theory of the sublime, a concept taken from a work of classical literary criticism, On the Sublime , attributed to Longinus and translated into French by Boileau (in 1674; the first

in Gothic documents
Jonathan Rayner

deference and allegiance to other men. Other paradoxes traverse the consistencies of male bonding: the championing of individuality and opportunism connected with the pioneer spirit conflicts with the humility and interdependence of teamwork; the competitiveness associated with personal ambition contradicts the obedience required in undertakings of national importance; and the desire for marriage is undermined by the precondition of mateship, which subordinates the familial existence to the social or professional

in Contemporary Australian cinema