Ruth Bienstock Anolik|
Ruth Bienstock Anolik received her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College and teaches at Villanova University. Most of her work focuses on the Gothic with a special interest in the interplay between Gothic literature and social and cultural structures. Her publications include: “The Missing Mother: The Meanings of Maternal Absence in the Gothic” and “Appropriating the Golem, Possessing the Dybbuk: Female Retellings of Jewish Folktales” in Modern Language Studies”; “Horrors of Possession: The Gothic Struggle with the Law” in Legal Studies Forum; “‘All Words, Words, about Words:’ Linguistic Journey and Transformation in Anzia Yezierska’s Bread Givers” in Studies in American Jewish Literature. She has recently completed editing a collection of essays, The Gothic Other: Racial and Social Constructions in the Literary Imagination published by McFarland, and is currently at work on two projects: a companion collection on the sexual other in the Gothic, also to be published by McFarland, and a book on the concept of possession in the Gothic mode.
Essays in Partial Answers
The Scandal of the Jew : Reflexive Transgressiveness in Du Maurier's Trilby
Volume 3, Number 2, June 2005
The Cultural Other