Joyce Carol Oates

Schoolhouse Gothic by Sherry R. Truffin

Schoolhouse Gothic, Sherry R. Truffin’s first monograph, is one of the first studies to address the role of the educational system in twentieth-century Gothic fiction. The work reveals Truffin’s in-depth understanding of the Gothic genre, its origins, methodologies and implications, focussing in particular on a branch of Gothic she terms ‘Schoolhouse Gothic’.In Schoolhouse Gothic, Truffin […]



Solstice by Joyce Carol Oates ★★★✰✰ 3.5 stars “I never change, I simply become more myself.” At its core this is a dizzying tale of the fraught and destructive relationship between two solipsistic women. A labyrinthine narrative follows characters that are mired in their own ambivalence. Until her divorce Monica Jensen was quite comfortable in […]