Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Jerry Watkins III
"Flipping the Castle" explores topics of domesticity in Gothic literature over the course of three centuries. The Gothic is a genre with roots in 18th century British literature, but more broadly, it can be described as horror that has a social function, and it is the birthplace of some of the most successful narratives in horror fiction. The aspects of the Gothic this research is concerned with is its themes of unchecked masculine aggression versus repressed femininity, its ability to adapt over time, and its preoccupation with setting, specifically the home, whether that be a medieval castle, a haunted house, or a cabin in the woods.
Lucas, Kate, "Flipping the Castle: Evolution of Gothic Spaces in the Domestic Sphere" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1588.
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