Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48Few people know that Susanna Moodie participated in spiritual séances with her husband, Dunbar, and her sister, Catharine Parr Traill. Moodie, like many other women, found in her communications with the departed an important space to question her commitment to authorship and her under- standing of femininity. Retracing the history of possession and mediumship among women following the emergence of spiritualism in mid-nineteenth-century Canada – and unearthing a vast collection of archival documents and photographs from séances – Claudie Massicotte pinpoints spiritualism as a site of conflict and gender struggle and redefines modern understandings of female agency. Trance Speakers offers a new feminist and psychoanalytical approach to the religious and creative practice of trance, arguing that by providing women with a voice for their conscious and unconscious desires, this phenomenon helped them resolve their inner struggles in a society that sought to confine their lives. Drawing attention to the fascinating history of spiritualism and its persistent appeal to women, Massicotte makes a strong case for moving this practice out of the margins of the past. A compelling new reading of spiritual possession as a response to conflict- ing interpretations of authorship, agency, and gender, Trance Speakers shines a much-needed light on women’s religious practices and on the history of spiritualist traditions and travels across North America and Europe. Claudie Massicotte is assistant professor of theory and criticism and director of interdisciplinary studies at Young Harris College. Most studies of modern Gothic media assume that, beyond the 1830s, modern Gothic architecture and literature had very little in common. The work of Ralph Adams Cram (1863–1942), America’s most prolific Gothic Revival architect and an author of ghost stories, challenges that assumption. Cameron Macdonell’s Ghost Storeys deconstructs the boundaries of Gothic architecture and literature through a microhistory of St Mary’s Angli- can Church in Walkerville, Ontario. Focusing on Cram and the church’s main patron, Edward Walker (1851–1915), Macdonell explores the intricate inter- sections of Gothic aesthetics, architectural ethics, literature, theology, cultural values, and community construction in an Edwardian–era company town. When Walker commissioned the church, he believed that its economy of salva- tion could save him from the syphilis that afflicted his body and stained his soul. However, Cram, whose architectural theory, social commentary, and ghost stories were pessimistic about reviving the Gothic in the modern world, also created an architecture haunted by the sickness of humanity. Painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated, Ghost Storeys redefines the allegorical relationship between a marginalized church and the Gothic Revival movement as a global interdisciplinary phenomenon. “Ghost Storeys is refreshing, critically engaging, well-written, and creatively conceived. It demonstrates that there are viable cases – like Walkerville and Cram’s work more broadly – where Gothic literary and architectural forms can and should be considered as two sides of a cultural coin.” Ayla Lepine, University of Essex Cameron Macdonell is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. 4 2 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 A R C H I T E C T U R E • C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S W O M E N ’ S S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2017 978-0-7735-4989-0 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 paper 978-0-7735-4988-3 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 312pp 67 illustrations eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2017 978-0-7735-4992-0 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 256pp 22 photos eBook available Ghost Storeys Ralph Adams Cram, Modern Gothic Media, and Deconstructive Microhistory at a Canadian Church cameron macdonell A haunted study of modern Gothic architecture and literature. Trance Speakers Femininity and Authorship in Spiritual Séances, 1850–1930 claudie massicotte A thought-provoking exploration of women’s voices and their agency in practices of trance possession.