“Darkness Speaks”: Blending Trauma, Domestic Noir, and Horror in Minette Walters’ The Cellar

Beyer, Charlotte ORCID: 0000-0002-2701-5443 (2020) “Darkness Speaks”: Blending Trauma, Domestic Noir, and Horror in Minette Walters’ The Cellar. Clues: A Journal of Detection. pp. 69-79.

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Abstract

Reviewers reacted with shock and abhorrence to the graphic portrayals of sexual abuse and retribution in Minette Walters’s The Cellar when it was published in 2015. The author analyzes the novel’s trauma narrative and use of domestic noir to critique the patriarchal family, and interrogates the trafficking victim’s experience through horror and the paranormal.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR111 Women authors
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Charlotte Beyer
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 13:17
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 10:30
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7303

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