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Eat me, drink me, love me: The dangers of eating in Gothic texts

Posted by Dr. Jennifer Brown on December 15, 2012 in Guest Blog, Jennifer Brown tagged with , , , ,

Uncontrollable appetite is repulsive and taboo. It reminds us of our animalistic selves and incites a level of horror and fascination that is relished in Gothic texts and by readers of the Gothic. Gothic texts accord a power to all things oral that suggests something much deeper and darker is going on in our dealings with what we put in our mouths.