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Gothic Masculinities

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Publication date2007
Host publicationThe Routledge companion to Gothic
EditorsCatherine Spooner, Emma McEvoy
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
ISBN (print)978-0-4153-9843-5
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter focuses a discussion of the representation of masculinities in Gothic through a reading of Thomas Harris's character Hannibal Lecter, who appears in 4 novels. The article argues that Harris seeks to re-situate Lecter from marginalised and monstrous Gothic Other to psychologically traumatized hero in the course of the novels, at the same time placing him in a heteronormative romance with the figure of Clarice Starling.