Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subversive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s.
Contributors Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Joseph Bristow and Trev Lynn Broughton 1. Gender as Performance in the Fiction of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood Paulina Palmer 2. Angela Carter's Fetishism Christina Britzolakis 3. The Red Dawn Breaking over Clapham: Carter and the Limits of Artifice Clare Hanson 4. 'But Elsewhere?': The Future of Fantasy in Heroes and Villains Elisabeth Mahoney 5. The Fragile Frames of The Bloody Chamber Lucie Armitt 6. The Infernal Appetites of Angela Carter Sarah Sceats 7. Revenge of the Living Doll: Angela Carter's Horror Writing Gina Wisker 8. Angela Carter's The Sadeian Woman: Feminism as Treason Sally Keenan 9. Sexual/Textual Aggression in The Sadeian Woman and The Passion of New Eve Merja Makinen 10. Unexpected Geometries: Transgressive Symbolism and the Transsexual Subject in Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve Heather L. Johnson 11. Boys Keep Swinging: Angela Carter and the Subject of Men Paul Magrs 12. Auto/Biographical Souvenirs in Nights at the Circus Sarah Bannock Afterword Elaine Jordan