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Frankenstein’s queer Gothic
Mair Rigby

as persistently as the Monster pursues Victor. The fact that ‘unspeakable’ is one of the most famous code words for sex between men and, as Sedgwick notes, one of the most distinctive Gothic tropes again suggests a relationship between the conventions of Gothic textuality and historically determined discourses about homosexuality. 18 Of course the code ‘unspeakable’ does not actually reflect a

in Queering the Gothic