Date of Award

5-13-2020

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Barbara Black

Abstract

“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.

Share

COinS