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The girl who got mad: challenging psychopathology in domestic noir's antiheroines via Sarah Vaughan's Anatomy of a Scandal (2018)

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Evans, L, The girl who got mad: challenging psychopathology in domestic noir's antiheroines via Sarah Vaughan's Anatomy of a Scandal (2018), Clues, 39, (1) pp. 36-46. ISSN 0742-4248 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

The author argues that Sarah Vaughan’s legal thriller Anatomy of a Scandal (2018) challenges domestic noir’s questionable tendency to pathologize anger and badness in its female protagonists (often depicted as survivors of rape or abuse) while showing how the persistent alignment of negative emotion with psychological instability undermines these central characters by impeding their self-agency.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:popular genre fiction, women's studies, psychoanalytic theory
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Popular and genre literature
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Evans, L (Mrs Elizabeth Evans)
ID Code:143427
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:English
Deposited On:2021-03-17
Last Modified:2021-05-06
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