Gothic heroines on screen : representation, interpretation and feminist enquiry / edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald and Frances A. Kamm.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2019.
x, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Heroines in motion pictures.
Women in motion pictures.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre) -- Film adaptations.
Horror films -- History and criticism.
Women motion picture producers and directors.
Heroines in motion pictures.
Horror films.
Women in motion pictures.
Women motion picture producers and directors.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
"Gothic Heroines on Screen explores the translation of the literary Gothic heroine on screen, the potential consequences of these adaptations and contemporary interpretations of the form. Each chapter illuminates the significance of this moving image mediation, relating its screen topics to their various historical, social, and geographical moments of production, while maintaining a focus on the key figure of the investigating woman. Many chapters - perhaps inescapably - delve into the point of adaptation: the Bluebeard story and du Maurier's Rebecca as two key examples. Moving beyond the Old Dark House that frequently forms both the Gothic heroine's backdrop and her area of investigation, some chapters examine alternative locations and their impact on the Gothic heroine; some leave behind the marital thriller to explore what happens when the Gothic meets other genres, such as comedy; while others travel away from the usual Anglo-American contexts to European ones. Throughout the collection the Gothic heroine's representation is explored within the medium which brings together image, movement and sound, and this technological fact takes on varied significance. What does remain constant, however, is the emphasis on the longevity, significance and distinctiveness of the Gothic heroine in screen culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Bluebeard's women fight back : the Gothic heroine in contemporary film and Heidi Lee Douglas's Little lamb / Gisèle Baxter
Bluebeard in the cities : the use of an urban setting in two 21st century films / Lawrence Jackson
Blueprints from Bluebeard : charting the Gothic in contemporary film / Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Impossible spaces : Gothic special effects and feminine subjectivity / Christina G. Petersen
The certified accountant Gothic heroine : paranoia and the second woman / Guy Barefoot
"But it's happening to you, Eleanor" : The haunting as a Buildingsroman / Johanna Wagner
The Gothic in space : genre, motherhood and Aliens
Frances A. Kamm
The Gothic heroine out West : A town called Bastard / Lee Broughton
Laughing at periods : Gothic parody in Julia Davis' Hunderby / Sarah McLellan
There's a secret behind the door. And that secret is me. The Gothic reimagining of Agatha Christie's and then there were none / Katerina Flint Nicol
East German Gothic : Kurt Maetzig's The rabbit is me / Dana Weber
"I see, I see" : Goodnight mommy as Austrian Gothic / Lies Lanckman
The Babadook, maternal Gothic and the "woman's horror film" / Paula Quigley.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
McDonald, Tamar Jeffers, editor.
Kamm, Frances (Frances Alice), editor.
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