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Angela Carter‘s (Post-)feminist Gothic Heroines
Rebecca Munford

Carter‘s fiction sits uneasily in relation to both Gothic and feminist discourses, especially as they converge through the category of the ‘female Gothic’. Owing to her interest in pornography and her engagement with the sexual/textual violence of specifically ‘male Gothic’ scripts – for example, the Gothic scenarios of Sade, Poe, Hoffmann, Baudelaire and Stoker – Carter‘s Gothic heroines have frequently been censured as little more than objects of sadistic male desires by feminist critics. This article re-reads Carter‘s sexual/textual violations – her defiance of dominant feminist and Gothic categories and categorisations – through the problematic of (post-)feminist discourse and, especially, the tension between ‘victim’ and ‘power’ feminisms as prefigured in her own (Gothic) treatise on female sexual identity, The Sadeian Woman (1979). Mapping the trajectory of her Gothic heroine from Ghislaine in Shadow Dance (1966) to Fevvers in Nights at the Circus (1984), it re-contextualises Carters engagements with the Gothic as a dialogue with both the female Gothic and feminist discourse.

Gothic Studies
Contradictions and concerns
Valerie Bryson

/1968:303) – failing to consider that the cleaner herself had needs and that these were unlikely to be met by cleaning another woman’s bathroom. Despite, or in reaction to, the emergence of more radical and socialist feminisms during the 1970s, this kind of feminism re-emerged in the 1990s in the guise of ‘power feminism’, associated with writers such as Naomi Wolf ( 1993 ) in the US and Natasha Walter ( 1998 ) in the UK. Jettisoning talk of patriarchy and structural oppression, these writers argued that the key feminist battles had been won, that women should stop thinking of

in The futures of feminism
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Andrew Dix

, preserving in between these a conception of film authors endowed with relative – rather than total – power. Feminism Whether by mere coincidence or by patriarchal ruse, the author’s death was first pronounced at precisely the time that feminist scholarship across a range of fields was striving to identify and assess previously neglected female authorial traditions. In film studies, as in literary criticism, feminist critics have continued to foreground an interest in women authors, whether these are directors or other female creative personnel. This has

in Beginning film studies (second edition)
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Postfeminist genealogies in millennial culture
Stéphanie Genz

to be examined. Confusion rules as postfeminism is variously identified or associated with an anti-feminist backlash, pro-feminist third wave, Girl Power dismissive of feminist politics, trendy me-first power feminism, self-branded celebrity feminism, corporate/neoliberal feminism and academic postmodern feminism. There appears to be a simultaneous denial, use and misuse of feminism, a concomitant and ongoing process of embedding and disembedding that negotiates areas of tension that, I maintain, can be used

in Post-everything
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Radical education, past and present
Jessica Gerrard

-Africanism, the suffragettes, Black Power, feminism, gay and lesbian liberation, and so on – all, in one way or another, drew on informal and formal adult education as a means to inspire commitment to their cause and develop their critiques of unequal social relations. This would be, however, only one piece of the story. For many workingclass and migrant men and women, it was children and young people who inspired the need for social change, and correspondingly, for MUP_Gerrard_Childhoods_Printer.indd 3 02/04/2014 10:39 4 Radical education independent community

in Radical childhoods
Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

(Ruggles, 2009). At any given time, peoples’ preference for a stemfamily system of inheritance will not necessarily give rise to many households with two married couples residing together. Second, the focus on households ignores the extent to which family dynamics, including everyday forms of social support and inheritance practices, were embedded in kinship circles that incorporated multiple households (Gray, 2014). GRAY PRINT.indd 35 17/12/2015 16:44 36 Part I: Questioning the modern family Questions of power: feminism and household economics During the 1970s

in Family rhythms