Vol. 12 (2023)

Gendered Otherness. Deviance and Female Agency in Penny Dreadful’s Vanessa Ives

Federica Perazzini
Sapienza Università di Roma

Published 2023-12-23


  • Gender,
  • Gothic,
  • Otherness,
  • Penny Dreadful,
  • Transmedia


The article aims to trace the transmedia narrative of gendered otherness in John Logan’s Penny Dreadful. After a brief introduction to the theoretical framework concerning the subversive constructions of neo-Victorian monstrosity, the article examines the character of Miss Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful as an example of the fortunate intersection between the concepts of abjection and female agency.


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