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Gothic for GirlsMisty and British Comics$
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Julia Round

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496824455

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.001.0001

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Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts

Gothic Concepts and Identities

(p.208) Chapter 10 Deep Cuts
Gothic for Girls

Julia Round

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the presence of Female Gothic concepts and identity positions in Misty. It focuses on the abject, the grotesque and the uncanny and discusses the ways in which these are informed by transgression and transformation. It argues that Misty’s use of the supernatural often twists these themes into metaphors for the experiences of a female teenage audience: for example through grotesque bodies, uncontrolled growth, and the exclusion of male characters. It demonstrates that the Misty serials in particular are often set in an uncanny atmosphere of mystery and provide a space for uncertainties about family figures and patriarchal authority to be explored. Outcomes are uncertain and the options available to the protagonists frequently comment on the limitations placed on women.

Keywords:   Abject, Grotesque, Uncanny, Transgression, Transformation

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