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GILLIAN M. E. ALBAN
engages with women in her literary analyses, exploring the theme of mythic women in contemporary literature.

 

 

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The Medusa Gaze in Contemporary Women's Fiction: Petrifying, Maternal, Redemptive
©2017 Gillian M.E. Alban, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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ALBAN’S BOOK...explores how women are treated within and by life and literature...
It introduces the conflicting, troubling, powerful and fascinating
Medusa roles of women in modern and contemporary fiction...It demonstrates
how a focus on the various interpretations of the Medusa function
can be applied to enrich our readings of literary works.
— Margaret J-M Sonmez, Middle East Technical University
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We are the “aggrandising mirrors” to men, as Woolf put it so cleverly.
How many times have our endeavours to find ourselves led to us getting lost
between becoming – in your words – the witch or the doormat?
And worse – schizophrenically ending up a bit of both?
— from Füsun Elioğlu's reading of Gillian Alban's The Medusa Gaze, 'with much admiration'
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The kind of power mothers have is enormous.
Take the skyline of Istanbul –
enormous breasts, pathetic little willies,
a final revenge on Islam.
I was so scared I had to crouch in the bottom
of the boat when I saw it.
— Angela Carter
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