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Re-visiting Angela Carter

Texts, Contexts, Intertexts

  • Rebecca Munford

About this book


Focusing on questions of intertextuality, authorship and representation, this book offers a re-examination of one of the twentieth century's most important British writers. A provocative collection both offers new readings of Carter's opus, and contributes to contemporary critical debates concerning gender, postmodernism and intertextual theory.


Charles Dickens gender postmodernism William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Rebecca Munford
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

About the editors

CHARLOTTE CROFTS Senior Lecturer in Digital Film and Video, London South Bank University, UK ROBERT DUGGAN Teaching Fellow in English, Keele University, UK ANNA WATZ FRUCHART Doctoral Student, Uppsala University, Sweden SARAH GAMBLE Senior Lecturer in English and Gender, University of Wales, UK ANNA HUNT Doctoral Student, School of English, University of Exeter, UK JACQUELINE PEARSON Professor of English Literature, University of Manchester, UK JULIE SANDERS Professor of English Literature and Drama, University of Nottingham, UK MAGGIE TONKIN Sessional Teacher, English Department, University of Adelaide, Australia GINA WISKER Professor of English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Bibliographic information


'Carter's writings are charged with allusions to a vast array of Western cultural texts - including literary, religious, political and philosophical writings, films, the visual arts and scientific treatises. Intertextuality is the fabric of her work. It is the principle of her attempt to demythologise and to re-imagine human relations. Munford's volume is the first to focus entirely on this key issue in Carter's work. Re-Visiting Angela Carter should assume an important place in a new wave of Carter criticism.' - Professor Aidan Day, Department of English, University of Aarhus, Denmark

'As the title indicates, this volume offers most to scholars already familiar with Carter. However, it will prove indispensable to postgraduate researchers and deserves to be on undergraduate reading lists. Overall, this is an impressive collection that enriches Carter criticism, often taking it in fresh directions. In case there was any doubt, this book will convince readers that revisiting Angela Carter merits more than a brief sojourn: the riches in Carter's work that are revealed here clearly warrant an extended stay.' - Emma Parker, Contemporary Women's Writing