Associate Professor of Spanish, Dr. Emily Clark's latest article is published in the journal Hispania 105.4 (2022). The article is titled "Arranged Marriages and Imprisonment: The Domestic Gothic Horrors of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda's La Baronesa de Joux (1844) and Dolores (1851).
Dr. Emily Clark's newest article is published
January 6, 2023
Cuban writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814–73) produced a number of texts that show clear Gothic characteristics as part of Hispanic Romanticism in the mid-nineteenth century. Utilizing La baronesa de Joux and Dolores, two of her tradiciones (traditions), which are stories or short novels with fantastic elements, I examine how Gómez de Avellaneda employs techniques and tropes associated with women’s Gothic writing to communicate proto-feminist messages and to reveal the potential dangers of marriage and domesticity.