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Rereading Gender and the Gothic in Frankenstein and "The Yellow Wallpaper"

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2007
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Frankenstein and "The Yellow Wallpaper," popular stories of the nineteenth century and included on most college reading lists, have been installed into limited chnons that take away from the art ofthe literature. Written when strict social guidelines ddined and separated the gender spheres, these works show the changing attitudes and resulting social problems for women, between the early nineteenth century (Fmnkenstein) and the late nineteenth century ("The Yellow Wallpaper"). The Gothic genre claims Frankenstein, and since its revival in the 1970s, "The Yell ow Wallpaper" has been firmly seated in the academy under feminist criticism. Each work belongs to both categories, with elements of each attracting more and more readers. Readers can discover that Mary Shelley creates a tale about the horrors of pregnancy and motherhood, while Charlotte Perkins Gilman creates stunning Gothic effects in her short story embraced by feminist criticism.
Title: Rereading Gender and the Gothic in Frankenstein and "The Yellow Wallpaper".
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Name(s): Krol, Jenet Maree
Faraci, Mary, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 61 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Frankenstein and "The Yellow Wallpaper," popular stories of the nineteenth century and included on most college reading lists, have been installed into limited chnons that take away from the art ofthe literature. Written when strict social guidelines ddined and separated the gender spheres, these works show the changing attitudes and resulting social problems for women, between the early nineteenth century (Fmnkenstein) and the late nineteenth century ("The Yellow Wallpaper"). The Gothic genre claims Frankenstein, and since its revival in the 1970s, "The Yell ow Wallpaper" has been firmly seated in the academy under feminist criticism. Each work belongs to both categories, with elements of each attracting more and more readers. Readers can discover that Mary Shelley creates a tale about the horrors of pregnancy and motherhood, while Charlotte Perkins Gilman creates stunning Gothic effects in her short story embraced by feminist criticism.
Identifier: FA00000931 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft,--1797-1851--Frankenstein
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins,--1860-1935--The yellow wallpaper
Gender identity in literature
Feminist fiction, English--History and criticism
Modernism (Literature)--Criticism and interpretation
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