Fashioning Gothic bodies

By Catherine Spooner

Fashioning Gothic bodies

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6401-2
  • Pages: 232
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £16.99
  • Published Date: May 2004
  • BIC Category: Literature & literary studies / Literature: history & criticism, Fashion & Society, LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General, LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance, DESIGN / Textile & Costume, Europe, Literature: history & criticism, Literature, Modern History, History


This innovative book is the first to make an explicit link between constructions of the body in Gothic literature and film and historically specific fashion discourse, from the 1790s to the 1990s.


List of figures
1. Curtain'd in mysteries: An introduction to Gothic fashion
2. Revolution and revealment: The Gothic body and the politics of décolletage
3. Clothes made the man: Fashioning the self in Victorian Gothic fiction
4. Mysteries of the visible: Dandies, cross-dressers and freaks in late-Victorian Gothic
5. Cosmo-Gothic: The double and the single woman
6. Undead fashion: Nineties style and the perennial return of Goth
7. Refashioning Gothic bodies: An anti-conclusion
Fashion spreads
Film and visual media
Selected discography
Selected electronic sources


Catherine Spooner is Lecturer in English at the University of Reading

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