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Spectrality, Strangeness and Stigmaphilia: Gothic and Critical Disability Studies

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Spectrality, Strangeness and Stigmaphilia : Gothic and Critical Disability Studies. / Wasson, Sara.

Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability . ed. / Alice Hall. London : Routledge, 2020.

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Wasson S. Spectrality, Strangeness and Stigmaphilia: Gothic and Critical Disability Studies. In Hall A, editor, Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability . London: Routledge. 2020

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Wasson, Sara. / Spectrality, Strangeness and Stigmaphilia : Gothic and Critical Disability Studies. Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability . editor / Alice Hall. London : Routledge, 2020.

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