Feminine boundaries: Adolesence, witchcraft and the supernatural in new gothic cinema and television
Tincknell, E. (2009) Feminine boundaries: Adolesence, witchcraft and the supernatural in new gothic cinema and television. In: Conrich, I., ed. (2009) Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema. I.B.Tauris, Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-84885-151-1
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The 'new gothic' film and television text addressed to a largely female audience such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight and True Blood, has become an important genre for the staging and testing out of ideas about adolesent femininity, sexuality and power. This essay explores the extent to which such texts can be seen as 'post-feminist' and considers the different kinds of boundaries involved.