Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Scare TacticsSupernatural Fiction by American Women$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229857

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823229857.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use (for details see http://www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 October 2017

Queer Haunting Spaces: Madeline Yale Wynne and Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Queer Haunting Spaces: Madeline Yale Wynne and Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Chapter:
(p.56) 2. Queer Haunting Spaces: Madeline Yale Wynne and Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Source:
Scare Tactics
Author(s):

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823229857.003.0003

Ghost stories, perhaps more than any other class of story, are preoccupied with these anxious spaces. Hauntings in literature are almost always associated with particular geographic spaces — frequently houses — and, as Dale Bailey observes, the motif of the haunted house stretches back to Poe's “The Fall of the House of Usher” and occupies an important place in the American literary tradition. This revelatory function of the Female Gothic has generally been discussed in terms of Freud's concept of the uncanny. Avery Gordon asserts in her meditation on haunting in Ghostly Matters that haunting is “a constitutive feature of social life.” In the ghost stories, the force that produces ghosts — and sometimes renders the living ghostly — is the development of American capitalism and the willingness to make one's fortune through the exploitation of others.

Keywords:   Dale Bailey, ghost stories, haunting, Female Gothic, uncanny, capitalism, Madeline Yale Wynne, Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .