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The girl who got mad: challenging psychopathology in domestic noir's antiheroines via Sarah Vaughan's Anatomy of a Scandal (2018)

Evans, L 2021 , 'The girl who got mad: challenging psychopathology in domestic noir's antiheroines via Sarah Vaughan's Anatomy of a Scandal (2018)' , Clues, vol. 39, no. 1 , pp. 36-46 .

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Abstract

The author argues that Sarah Vaughan’s legal thriller Anatomy of a Scandal (2018) challenges domestic noir’s questionable tendency to pathologize anger and badness in its female protagonists (often depicted as survivors of rape or abuse) while showing how the persistent alignment of negative emotion with psychological instability undermines these central characters by impeding their self-agency.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Evans, L
Keywords: popular genre fiction, women's studies, psychoanalytic theory
Journal or Publication Title: Clues
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
ISSN: 0742-4248
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