The arts of Angela Carter

A cabinet of curiosities

Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

The arts of Angela Carter


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6360-8
  • Pages: 296
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £20.00
  • Published Date: March 2022
  • BIC Category: Contemporary Literature, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, FICTION / Magical Realism *, LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century, LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors, Literature & literary studies / Literary theory, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literature & literary studies / General, Literature


This book aims to give new insights into the multifarious worlds of Angela Carter and to re-assess her impact and importance for the twenty-first century. It brings together leading Carter scholars with some emerging academics, in a new approach to her work, which focuses on the diversity of her interests and versatility across different fields. Even where chapters are devoted specifically to her fiction, they tend to concentrate on inter-disciplinary crossings-over as in, for example, psycho-geography or translational poetics. The purpose of this collection is to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of her death. This is the continuation of a tradition, triggered by the first edited collection by Lorna Sage in 1994, published in the wake of her untimely death in 1992, while the most recent, New Critical Readings (2012) , edited by Sonya Andermahr and Lawrence Phillips marks the twentieth anniversary.


Introduction: Angela Carter's Curious Rooms by Marie Mulvey-Roberts
1 Angela Carter's poetry by Sarah Gamble
2 Bloody Chamber refrains: painting and music in The Bloody Chamber by Julie Sauvage
3 Psychogeography in the curiosity cabinet: Angela Carter's poetics of space by Anna Kérchy
4 The 'art of faking': theatre, performance and puppets in Angela Carter's Japan by Helen Snaith
5 Intermedial synergy in Angela Carter's short fiction by Michelle Ryan-Sautour
6 'Clothes are our weapons': dandyism, fashion and subcultural style in Angela Carter's fiction of the 1960s by Catherine Spooner
7 Angela Carter's "rigorous system of disbelief": Religion, misogyny, myth and the Cult by Marie Mulvey-Roberts
8 Disgust, desire and dead women: Angela Carter's re-writing women's fatal scripts from Poe and Lovecraft by Gina Wisker
9 The rough and the deadly: the theatre of Angela Carter by Maggie Tonkin
10 Angela Carter's objets trouvés in translation: from Baudelaire to Black Venus by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère,
11 Meat and American Indians: Angela Carter and Claude Lévi-Strauss by Heidi Yeandle
12 'I resented it, it fascinated me': Carter's ambivalent cinematic fiction and the construction of femininity by Caleb Sivyer


Marie Mulvey-Roberts is Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England, Bristol

The arts of Angela Carter

Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

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