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Re-examining paradigms of sibling incest
Jenny DiPlacidi

exist are incomplete in part due to their reliance on Romantic and sentimental modes of understanding such relationships in the Gothic. 11 Romantic models of narcissistic love presume a heightened self-love often not present in Gothic heroines, while sentimental models of incest rely frequently on a post-coital discovery of kinship or an implicit didacticism that is rarely present in the genre. The

in Gothic incest