Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
“The Other Eve” uses the figure of Lilith to inform a new way of analyzing and reading Gothic novels. After a detailed survey of the mythology of Lilith, I show how she appears in the novels Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Dracula by Bram Stoker. Discovering Lilith in these novels uncovers a mode of the Gothic that I call Maternal Gothic which uses threats to maternity and anti-maternal figures to excite and scare the reader.
Berkowitz, Emma, "The Other Eve: How Reading Lilith Reveals the Maternal Gothic" (2020). English Honors Theses. 45.