Challenging the Victorian nuclear family myth: The incest trope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak
NAGIOS: RODERIC FUNCIONANDO

Challenging the Victorian nuclear family myth: The incest trope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak

DSpace Repository

Challenging the Victorian nuclear family myth: The incest trope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Pedro Mustieles, Leopoldina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-07T10:09:42Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-07T10:09:42Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/78551
dc.description.abstract (Neo-)Victorian literature offers contradictory conceptualisations of the nuclear family. While it usually revolves around traditional heteroparental households, at the same time it portrays them as fragmented and deeply flawed. Guillermo del Toro's film Crimson Peak (2015) builds on domestic traumas, the dysfunctional family and the supernatural, three recurrent tropes in (neo-)Victorian Gothic fiction. My main aim is to explore how Del Toro exploits the incest plotline in order to subvert preconceived views on the idealised Victorian family. I first analyse the ancestral family house and the mother figure as the loci of family traumas. I then move on to examine the Sharpe siblings' incestuous relationship from a threefold perspective involving ethics, aesthetics and psychoanalysis, thereby showing that Del Toro exposes nineteenth-century family traumas that are still present in contemporary societies, so that audiences may become aware of these social issues and even take an active stance against them.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Atlantis-Journal Of The Spanish Association Of Anglo-American Studies, 2020, vol. 42, num. 1, p. 76-93
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Pedro Mustieles, Leopoldina 2020 Challenging the Victorian nuclear family myth: The incest trope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak Atlantis-Journal Of The Spanish Association Of Anglo-American Studies 42 1 76 93
dc.subject Feminisme
dc.title Challenging the Victorian nuclear family myth: The incest trope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2021-04-07T10:09:42Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.28914/Atlantis-2020-42.1.05
dc.identifier.idgrec 144720

View       (136.7Kb)

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace

Advanced Search

Browse

Statistics