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Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Robin Roberts

Abstract

The supernatural remains extraordinarily popular in literature, television, and film. But one figure has remained in the shadow, the female ghost. Inherently liminal, often literally invisible, the female ghost has nevertheless appeared in all genres. Subversive Spirits presents a history of the figure in the United States and the United Kingdom from the 1920s to the present, focusing on the female ghost in heritage sites, theatre, Hollywood film, literature, and television in the United States and the United Kingdom. What holds these disparate female ghosts together is their uncanny ability t ... More

Keywords: Female ghost, Popular culture, Television, Film, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496815569
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Roberts, author
Louisiana State University