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Subversive sisters: Reimagining biological sisters as Gothic in fiction

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  • Philp, Alexandra
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
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Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive
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Abstract

This thesis examines the potential of reimagining the Gothic to produce more complex representations of biological sisters when writing fiction. Through writing the novel, 'The Marble Platform', this project reveals how Gothic tropes of the double, transgression, and haunting can be adapted to facilitate subversive behaviour between fictional sisters. Recognising this subversive behaviour is crucial for expanding understandings of sisters in literary narratives, and for providing creative writers with a new approach for engaging with the Gothic tradition.

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