Between the Sheets: Contemporary Blockbuster Gothic Romance Fiction and its Critical Contexts

Suzanne Srdarov

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The Twilight series, Fifty Shades of Grey, the Sookie Stackhouse novels and screen adaption True Blood, are examples of the contemporary Gothic romance narrative, often termed the female Gothic. Synonymous with a female address and use of repetitious plotlines, these Gothic romance narratives have been thoroughly unpacked by decades of feminist research. This thesis examines the significance of these texts and their reception, with a particular focus on what they tell us about contemporary iterations of femininity, feminism and its intersections with class and whiteness.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bourgault Du Coudray, Chantal, Supervisor
  • Bartlett, Alison, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date29 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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