The domestic veil: exploring the net curtain through the uncanny and the gothic

  • Carol Ann Quarini

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This research aims to develop original creative practice, using the net curtain to reconsider the domestic, through the lenses of the uncanny and the gothic. The net curtain, hanging in the liminal space between the public and the private, is used to embody Freud’s 1919 definition of the uncanny, as the point of slippage between the homely and the unhomely. Also central to this research are ideas about the gothic and gendered domesticity, in particular, the gothic fiction of the mid-nineteenth century that critiqued the idea of ‘separate spheres’.
Date of AwardNov 2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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