Taboo in the Next Room: Lesbian Suicide in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour

  • Angus Young University of Leeds

Abstract


This article argues that Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour (1934) conflates two taboos: lesbianism and suicide. In so doing, the play creates a space of irresolution that suggests an inherent instability in the process of the taboo. 

Published
28-May-2017
How to Cite
Young, Angus. 2017. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 24 (May). Accessed June 25, 2018. http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/1881.
Section
Articles