‘Death by Nature’: Margaret Atwood and Wilderness Gothic

Hammill, F. (2003) ‘Death by Nature’: Margaret Atwood and Wilderness Gothic. Gothic Studies, 5(2), pp. 47-63. (doi: 10.7227/GS.5.2.5)

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Recent criticism has increasingly asserted the centrality of gothic in the Canadian canon, and explicitly gothic conceptions of the forested and frozen North inform several of Margaret Atwood's novels, poems, essays and short stories. Her haunted wilderness settings are sites for the negotiation of identity and power relationships. This essay focuses on her 1970 poem sequence The Journals of Susanna Moodie and her short story `Death by Landscape' (from her 1991 Wilderness Tips collection), considering them in relation to critical models of postcolonial gothic.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hammill, Professor Faye
Authors: Hammill, F.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Gothic Studies
Publisher:Manchester University Press
ISSN (Online):2050-456X

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