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Carol Siegel's Research Site


Sex Radical Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2015.

Goth’s Dark Empire . Bloomington : Indiana UP, 2005.

New Millennial Sexstyles . Bloomington : Indiana UP, 2000.

Male Masochism: Modern Revisions of the Story of Love , Bloomington : Indiana UP, 1995.

Lawrence Among the Women: Wavering Boundaries in Women’s Literary Traditions . Charlottesville : UP of Virginia , 1991.


Lawrence, D. H. The Lost Girl. Introduction and Notes. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1996.


Eroticism and Containment: News from the Flood Plain . Genders 20. Co-edited with Ann Kibbey. New York : NYUP, 1994, pp. 338.

Forming and Reforming Identity . Genders 21. Co-edited with Ann Kibbey. New York : NYUP, 1995.

Bodies of Writing, Bodies in Performance . Genders 23. Co-edited with Thomas Foster and Ellen E. Berry. New York : NYUP, 1996.

Sex Positives?: The Cultural Politics of Dissident Sexualities . Genders 25. Co-edited with Thomas Foster and Ellen E. Berry. New York : NYUP, 1997.

The Gay ’90s: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Formations in Queer Studies . Genders 26. Co-edited with Thomas Foster and Ellen E. Berry. New York : NYUP, 1997.

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES (published online):

Theory’s Others. Rhizomes 7. Fall 2003.

Feminism’s Others.  Rhizomes 14.  Summer 2007.

Hives, Tribes and New Collectivities.  Rhizomes 21. Co-Edited with Ellen
Berry. Winter 2011.


“Let a New Gender In?: American Responses to Contemporary Scandinavian Gothicism.”  A Companion to American Gothic.  Ed. Charles Crow.  Forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

“Tim Burton’s Popularization of Perversity: Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Batman Returns, and Corpse Bride.” The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream.  Ed. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Palgrave, in press.

“Metaphoric Architecture: Race and Real Estate in Panic Room and The People Under the Stairs.” QRFV 30.1, Jan. 2013: 74-88.

“The Twilight of Sexual Liberation: Undead Abstinence Ideology.” The Sexuality Curriculum: Youth Culture, Popular Culture, and Democratic Sexuality Education.  Ed. Dennis L. Carlson and Donyell Roseboro.  New York: Peter Lang,  2011: 261-76.

“Irreconcilable Feminisms and the Construction of a Cultural Memory of Virginity’s Loss: À ma soeur! and Thirteen.”  Virgin Territory.  Ed. Tamar Jeffers Macdonald.  Wayne State University Press, 2010: 238-54

“Feminist Diversity,” Introduction to Feminism’s Others, a special issue. Rhizomes 14, summer 2007.

“Female Heterosexual Sadism: The Final Feminist Taboo in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Anita Blake Vampire Slayer Series.” Jane Puts It in a Box.  Ed. Merri Lisa Johnson.  London: I. B. Tauris, 2007: 56-90.

“That Obscure Object of Desire: Poppy Z. Brite and the Goth Hero as Masochist.”  Goth: Undead Subculture.  Eds. Michael Bibby and Lauren Goodlad.  Durham: Duke UP, 2007: 335-56.

“The Madness Outside Gender: Travels with Don Quixote and Saint Foucault.” Rpt. in Devouring Institutions: The Life Work of Kathy Acker. Ed. Michael Hardin. San Diego: San Diego State UP, 2004: 3-26.

“Paula Kamen and Carol Siegel: A Dialogue Across Feminist Generations.”  Theory’s Others.  Rhizomes 7. Fall 2003.

“Curing Boys Don’t Cry: Brandon Teena’s Stories.” Genders 37.  2003.

“The Madness Outside Gender: Travels with Don Quixote and Saint Foucault.” Rhizomes 1 (2000):

“With Lawrence in America: from House/Wife to Nomad.”  Writing the Body: Essays on Language, Representation and Sexuality in the Works of D. H. Lawrence.  Ed. Paul Poplawski.  Greenwood P, 2001: 119-137.

“Reading Sons and Lovers like Sisters and Brothers: Lawrence Study in the Feminist Classroom.”  Approaches to Teaching D. H. Lawrence, Eds. Elizabeth Sargent and Garry Watson, PMLA, 2001: 106-115.

“‘This thing I like my sister may not do’: Shakespearean Erotics and a Clash of Wills in Middlemarch.”  Style 32.1. (1998): 36-60.

“St. Mawr: Lawrence’s Journey Toward Cultural Feminism.” The D. H. Lawrence Review 26.1-3 (1995-96): 275-86.

“Compulsory Heterophobia: The Aesthetics of Seriousness and the Production of Homophobia.” Genders 21 (1995): 319-38.

Entry: “Women’s Homosocial Relationships.” The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States. Eds. Cathy N. Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin.  New York: Oxford UP, 1994.

“Border Disturbances: D. H. Lawrence’s Fiction and the Feminism of Wuthering Heights.”  Men Writing the Feminine. Ed. Thaïs Morgan, SUNY P, 1994: 59-76.

“From Pact with the Devil to Masochist’s Contract: Dangerous Liaisons’s Translation of the Erotics of Evil.”  Narrative and Culture. Eds. Janice Carlisle and Daniel R. Schwarz.  University of Georgia Press, 1994: 238-49.

“When No Means No and Yes Means Power: Locating Masochistic Pleasure in Film Narratives.”  After Poststructuralism: Interdisciplinarity and Literary Theory. Eds. Nancy L. Easterlin and Barbara Riebling, Northwestern UP, Rethinking Theory Series, 1993: 141-52.

“Floods of Female Desire in D. H. Lawrence and Eudora Welty.”  D. H. Lawrence’s Literary Inheritors. Eds. Keith Cushman and Dennis Jackson, St. Martin’s Press, 1991: 109-30.

“Male Masochism and the Colonialist Impulse: Mary Webb’s Return of the Native Tess.”  Novel 24 (Winter 1991): 131-46.

“Postmodern Women Novelists Review Victorian Male Masochism.”  Genders 11 (Fall 1991): 1-16.

“Virginia Woolf’s and Katherine Mansfield’s Responses to D. H. Lawrence’s Fiction.”  The D. H. Lawrence Review 21 (1989): 291-312.

“‘Venus Metempsychosis’ and Venus in Furs: Masochism and Fertility in Ulysses.”  Twentieth Century Literature 33 (Summer 1987): 179-95.


Review of Steele, Valerie and Jennifer Park. Gothic: Dark Glamour.  Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 20.2 (2010): 294-96.

Review of Levine, Elana.  Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television.  Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC. Dec 2007, Vol. 4, No. 4: 123–125.

“Love for Sale and Free Love.”  Rhizomes 14, summer 2007.

Review of Ziegler, Robert. Beauty Raises the Dead: Literature and Loss in the Fin de Siècle. and Hattenhauer, Darryl. Shirley Jackson’s American Gothic.  RMMLA 58.2 Fall 2004.

Review of Michael Squires and Lynn K. Talbot.  Living At The Edge: A Biography of D. H. Lawrence and Frieda von Richthofen.  Albion 35.3. Fall 2003: 531-32.

“Reappraising Lawrence’s Later Years.” The D. H. Lawrence Review.  28.1-2 (1999).

Review of Ladelle McWhorter.  Bodies and Pleasures.  and Joanna Frueh.  Monster/Beauty.  Rhizomes 2 (2002).

Review of James T. Boulton, Ed.  The Selected Letters of D. H. Lawrence.  English Literature in Transition 1880-1920. 41.3 (1998).

Review of Jane E. Miller.  Rebel Women: Feminism, Modernism, and the Edwardian Novel. International Review of Modernism.  1.1 (1997).

Review of Leo Hamalian.  D. H. Lawrence and Nine Women Writers.  The D. H. Lawrence Review 26.1-3 (1995-96).

Review of Victor Luftig.  Seeing Together: Friendship Between the Sexes in English Writing from Mill to Woolf. The D. H. Lawrence Review 26.1-3 (1995-96).

Review of Ronald R. Thomas.  Dreams of Authority: Freud and the Fictions of the Unconscious.  Nineteenth-Century Contexts 19.1 (1995).

“Three Women, Three Visions of Family Values, Southern Style.”  Nineteenth-Century Contexts 17.1 (1993).

Review of Stephen Kern, The Culture of Love: Victorians to Moderns.  Harvard UP, 1992.  The D. H. Lawrence Review 24.1 (1992).

Review of Barbara Mensch, D. H. Lawrence and the Authoritarian Personality.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990.  The D. H. Lawrence Review 23.2-3 (1991).

Review of Madelon Sprengnether, The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1990.  Nineteenth-Century Contexts 15.1 (1991).