The article focuses on the relationship between woman’s body and text in a piece of short Gothic fiction by Dracula’s author. Woman’s body is in Stoker’s “The Squaw” an obscene text that can be “read” and is open to exploration and interpretation. Woman’s body invites mutilation but is also a maze in which the explorer gets lost, losing his way in the entrails of a text that he violates and exploits but which eventually entraps him.
Luminiţa Elena Turcu
Dr Luminița-Elena Turcu is Associate Professor at Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, where she teaches Victorian and Gothic fiction.