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Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Monica Germana


This book considers four thematic areas of the supernatural – quests, dangerous women, doubles and ghosts – each explored in one of the four main chapters. Bringing together contemporary women's writing and the Scottish fantasy tradition, it investigates in-depth some previously neglected texts such as Ali Smith's Hotel World, Alice Thompson's Justine, Margaret Elphinstone's longer fiction, as well as offering readings of more popular texts including A.L. Kennedy's So I am glad, and Emma Tennant's The Bad Sister and Two Women of London. Underlying the broad scope of this survey are the links – ... More

Keywords: supernatural, quests, dangerous women, doubles, ghosts, Scottish fantasy tradition, Scottish canon, otherness, identity, contemporary women's writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637645
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Germana, author