Polite Hauntings: Same-Sex Eroticism in Sophie Albrecht’s Das höfliche Gespenst

@article{Luly2016PoliteHS,
  title={Polite Hauntings: Same-Sex Eroticism in Sophie Albrecht’s Das h{\"o}fliche Gespenst},
  author={Sara Luly},
  journal={Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={52},
  pages={60 - 79}
}
  • Sara Luly
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies
This article analyzes Sophie Albrecht’s Das höfliche Gespenst (1797) as a text that employs Gothic motifs to explore queer identity and female same-sex eroticism. The article first identifies the queer nature of the female protagonists and their relationship. It then examines how queer desire is thematized through communicative difficulties, including the excessively polite language referenced in the title. It concludes by exploring the role of the embedded narrative in vilifying queer desire… Expand