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Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock


This book identifies an important but overlooked tradition of supernatural writing by American women. The author analyzes this tradition as an essentially feminist attempt to imagine alternatives to a world of limited possibilities. In the process, he recovers the lives and works of authors who were important during their lifetimes and in the development of the American literary tradition, but who are not recognized today for their contributions. Between the end of the Civil War and roughly 1930, hundreds of uncanny tales were published by women in the periodical press and in books. These incl ... More

Keywords: supernatural writing, American women, feminist, literary tradition, uncanny tale, women's rights, Gothic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229857
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823229857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, author