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Ludics and Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Carter at Play (2021)
Book
Sivyer, C. (2021). Ludics and Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Carter at Play. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press

Angela Carter’s provocations to laughter and her enchantment with ludic narrative strategies are two key aspects of her aesthetic practice, neither of which has been the focus of sustained study. Ludics and Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Cart... Read More about Ludics and Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Carter at Play.

Concrete and desert islands: Proto-posthuman crusoes in Daniel Defoe and J. G. Ballard (2016)
Journal Article
Sivyer, C. (2016). Concrete and desert islands: Proto-posthuman crusoes in Daniel Defoe and J. G. Ballard. Word and Text - A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, VI, 73-91

This article will argue that J. G. Ballard’s Concrete Island can be productively read as a narrative that engages some of the central ideas of posthumanism and that from this reading one can then re read its source text, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Cruso... Read More about Concrete and desert islands: Proto-posthuman crusoes in Daniel Defoe and J. G. Ballard.

A scopophiliac fairy tale: Deconstructing normative gender in Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” (2013)
Journal Article
Sivyer, C. (2013). A scopophiliac fairy tale: Deconstructing normative gender in Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber”. Gender Forum, 44, 45-61

Angela Carter’s short story collection The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories is a reworking of traditional fairy tales, or as she suggested “stories about fairy stories.” Carter takes up the flexible structure of the fairy story in order to communicat... Read More about A scopophiliac fairy tale: Deconstructing normative gender in Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber”.