Gender Performance and Spatial Negotiation in the Neo-Victorian Novel
The present volume examines Judith Butlers concept of gender performance in Angela Carters Nights at the Circus (1984), Sarah Waterss. Tipping the Velvet (1998) and Peter Ackroyds. Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (1994). All of them depict how female performers make use of the stage to expose gender identity as an act performance and in doing so they destabilise the public/private dichotomy.