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Castle, Terry

Overview
Works: 34 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 7,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  History  Biography  Love stories  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Terry Castle
The female thermometer eighteenth-century culture and the invention of the uncanny by Terry Castle ( )
14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The female thermometer is a collection of Professor Castle's liveliest essays on female identity from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Throughout the book are woven the themes which are constant in Castle's work: fantasy, hallucination, travesty, transgression, women, and sexual ambiguity. These essays form a coherent and provocative exploration of a range of issues pertinent to gender studies
The apparitional lesbian : female homosexuality and modern culture by Terry Castle ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emma by Jane Austen ( )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others
The literature of lesbianism : a historical anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the Renaissance, countless writers have been magnetized by the notion of love between women. From Renaissance love poems to twentieth-century novels, plays, and short stories, The Literature of Lesbianism brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality. This is not an anthology of "lesbian writers." Nor is it simply a one-sided compendium of "positive" or "negative" images of lesbian experience. Terry Castle explores the emergence and transformation of the "idea of lesbianism": its conceptual origins and how it has been transmitted, transformed, and collectively embellished over the past five centuries." "Both male and female authors are represented here and they display an astonishing and often unpredictable range of attitudes. Some excoriate female same-sex love; some eulogize it. Some are salacious or satiric, others sympathetic and confessional. Yet what comes across everywhere is just how visible - as a literary theme - Sapphic love has always been in Western literature. As Castle demonstrates, it is hardly the taboo or forbidden topic we sometimes assume it to be, but has in fact been a central preoccupation for many of our greatest writers, past and present." "Beginning with an excerpt from Ariosto's comic epic poem, Orlando Furioso, the anthology progresses chronologically through the next five centuries, presenting selections from Shakespeare, John Donne, Katherine Philips, Aphra Behn, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Alexander Pope, the Marquis de Sade, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Nella Larsen, Colette, and Graham Greene, among many others. It also includes some anonymous works - several published here for the first time - as well as numerous translations from the writers of antiquity, such as Sappho, Ovid, Martial, and Juvenal, whose rediscovery in the early Renaissance helped shape subsequent Western literary representations of female homosexuality."--BOOK JACKET
Masquerade and civilization : the carnivalesque in eighteenth-century English culture and fiction by Terry Castle ( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clarissa's ciphers : meaning & disruption in Richardson's "Clarissa" by Terry Castle ( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mysteries of Udolpho a romance interspersed with some pieces of poetry by Ann Ward Radcliffe ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardian Count Montoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily struggles against Montoni's rapacious schemes and the threat of her own psychological disintegration." "A bestseller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other writers, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) is Radcliffe's classic work of Gothic fiction. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, the novel remains a profound and fascinating challenge to modern readers."--BOOK JACKET
Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spirits by Terry Castle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At first glance, it seems difficult to imagine two more different literary personalities than Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall. Coward's writing is playful, sarcastic, absurd; Hall's is brooding and melancholic, rife with misery and suffering. Where she throws her head back in despair, he merely lifts an eyebrow. Yet as Terry Castle displays in her provocative new study, the two had much more in common than critics have been willing to concede." "The first look at the literary and biographical link between these influential contemporaries, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall recounts a forgotten literary friendship and shows that Coward and Hall even make subtle, "ghostly" appearances in each others' works. This captivating tale is brought to life in a series of 45 illustrations, including photographs of Hall, Coward, and others in their social circle, along with cartoon renditions of the two from the popular press." "Through its imaginative juxtaposition of two major literary figures, this provocative work illuminates how traditional ideas of the differences between male and female homosexuals shield from view a vast arena of cultural understanding. Castle pushes past stale definitions - the tragic lesbian and the witty, urbane gay man - to present a broader picture." "In the process, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall provides a rich critical vocabulary for bridging the experiences of gays and lesbians in history, casting light upon deep-rooted stereotypes that have long separated the two."--BOOK JACKET
Boss ladies, watch out! : essays on women, sex, and writing by Terry Castle ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Boss Ladies, Watch Out! brings together in a convenient format Terry Castle's most scintillating recent essays on literary criticism, women's writing and sexuality. Readers of Castle's many books and reviews already know her as one of the most incisive and witty critics writing today." "The articles collected in Boss Ladies, Watch Out! constitute an extended meditation - both learned and personal - on just what it means to be a Female Critic. In the book's opening essays Castle examines how women became critics in the first place - scandalously at times - in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She explores in particular Jane Austen's "talismanic" role in the establishment of a female critical tradition. In the second part of the book, Castle embraces, with gusto, the role of Female Critic herself." "In lively reconsiderations of Sappho, Bronte, Cather, Colette, Gertrude Stein, and many other great women writers - "Boss Ladies" all - Castle pays a moving and civilized tribute to female genius and intellectual daring."--BOOK JACKET
Spine tingler the William Castle story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extensive biography of the American film producer and director William Castle, with a focus on his classic horror films. Castle was famous for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Includes extensive film clips and commentary by his family, friends and actors, producers, directors and film historians
Courage, mon amie by Terry Castle ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Professor by Terry Castle ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the heart of this striking collection is the title work: a candid and wrenching exploration of Castle's relationship, during her graduate school years, with a female professor. At once hilarious and rueful, it is a pitch-perfect recollection of the fiascos of youth: how we come to own (or disown) our sexuality; how we understand (or fail to) the emotional needs and wishes of others; how the ordeals of desire can prompt a lifelong search for self-understanding. With The Professor: And Other Writings Terry Castle cements her reputation as a truly remarkable writer: distinctive, wise, frank, i
Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon by Jane Austen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Northanger Abbey is about the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of Gothic novels. In Lady Susan, Lady Susan has practically imprisoned her daughter Frederica in a boarding school which she hates because Frederica will not marry the man Lady Susan chose for her. In the Watsons, Emma Watson is a disenfranchised outsider in her family. Sanditon sketches a restless world of speculation and real estate as Mr. Parker devotes himself to transforming his quiet village into a bustling resort for the wealthy
Northanger abbey by Jane Austen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six weeks of shopping, taking tea with the most fashionable ladies and dancing with the most handsome gentlemen is what awaits young Catherine Morland when she makes her entree into the leisure society at Bath. But, oh, the thrill of an unexpected invitation from the mysterious Tilney family to stay at their home-a veritable abbey
Between men-between women lesbian and gay studies ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masquerade and civilization by Terry Castle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The professor and other writings by Terry Castle ( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From one of America's most brilliant critics and cultural commentators comes a long-awaited collection of penetrating autobiographical essays and a riveting short memoir, novelistic in style and ambition, about the pathos, comedy, and devastation of early love. Stanford professor and longtime contributor to the London Review of Books, the Atlantic, the New Republic, Slate, and other publications, Terry Castle is widely admired for the wit, panache, intellectual breadth, and emotional honesty of her writings on life, literature, and art. Now, at long last, she has collected some of the more personal of her recent essays in a single volume. Several pieces here are already acknowledged classics: "Desperately Seeking Susan," the celebrated account she wrote in 2005 of her droll and somewhat bittersweet friendship with Susan Sontag; "My Heroin Christmas," a darkly humorous examination of addiction, her family and stepsiblings, and the late, great jazz saxophonist Art Pepper; and the picaresque "Travels with My Mother," a rollicking travelogue that brings together Castle's complicated relationship with her mother, lesbianism, art, and the difficult yet transcendent work of the painter Agnes Martin. At the center of the collection, however, is the title work, published here for the first time: a candid and wrenching exploration of Castle's relationship, during her graduate school years, with a female professor. At once hilarious and rueful, it is a pitch-perfect recollection of the fiascos of youth: how we come to own (or disown) our sexuality; how we understand (or don't) the emotional needs and wishes of others; how the ordeals of desire can prompt a lifelong search for self-understanding. In this account of a sentimental education, as in all the essays in The Professor and Other Writings, Terry Castle reveals herself as a truly remarkable writer: utterly distinctive, wise, frank, and fearless
Their heads in their canoos : comic myth in "Upon Appleton House" by Terry Castle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The New eighteenth century : theory, politics, English literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The professor : a sentimental education by Terry Castle ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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