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A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Robert Mighall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with historical sources, this book is a historicist survey of 19th-century Gothic ... More


Dracula and Detection: Among Genres II

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Man. It then discusses the work of Elliot O'Donnell, including Werewolves. It then analyzes detective fiction.


Cults, Independents and ‘Guerrilla’ Filmmaking

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on alternative models of cinema, which flourished beyond the exclusive control of the major studios. This was related in no small part to occasional funding sources and ... More


Making A Case: Vampirism, Sexuality, and Interpretation

Mighall Robert

in A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the convergences and divergences of fictional and medico-legal discourse in Gothic fiction in England during the late Victorian period by focusing on the figure of the vampire. ... More


THE RECORDED VOICE FROM VICTORIAN AURA TO MODERNIST ECHO

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that while moderns used the gramophone to represent their concerns over the disintegration of artistic “aura” in an age of mechanical reproduction, Victorians used the phonograph ... More


The blood is the life: Bram Stoker's infected capital

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Bram Stoker's Dracula focuses on an undead vampire count from Transylvania who effectively invades fin de siècle London. Seward's asylum in London occupies much of the central space of the novel, and ... More


Finding a Via Media: Bram Stoker and Mediation

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The theological dimension to Bram Stoker’s work is totally neglected and yet, like Maturin, Stoker can be shown to be seeking a mediation between Catholic and Protestant, and Irish and English, with ... More


I Want To Suck Your …: Fluids and Fluidity in Dracula Porn

Laura Helen Marks

in Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the status, meaning, use, and conflation of gendered orifices and bodily fluids in pornographic adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In speaking the supposed silences of ... More


The Shipping Intelligence: Shipwrecks and Secret Tears from Dickens to Stoker

Matthew Rubery

in The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369267
eISBN:
9780199871148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369267.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nowhere is the borrowing from newspapers by novelists so clear as in the case of shipwrecks, the most frequently reported disaster in the Victorian press. This chapter shows that novelists used this ... More


The Zoophagous Maniac: Madness and Degeneracy in Dracula

in ‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238393
eISBN:
9781846314186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238393.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses how notions of degeneration enter into that most potent of late nineteenth-century myths, Bram Stoker's Dracula. It examines what conception of insanity informs Stoker's ... More


‘Nineteenth century (up-to-date) with a vengeance’: vampirism, Victorianism and collage in Guy Maddin’s Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

Dorothea Schuller

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses one of the most recent and – despite the absence of dialogue and anything resembling realistic acting – most faithful adaptations of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897), Guy Maddin's ... More


The Bat and the Beetle

Tim Youngs

in Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de siecle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319587
eISBN:
9781781380895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319587.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Richard Marsh’s The Beetle, both from 1897. It reads them both as examples of reverse colonisation and draws a connection betwen the titular ... More


“Shadows of the Coming Race”

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter surveys the rise of science fiction and the Victorians' response both to what evolution meant for the future and to new machines, especially new communications devices such as the ... More


Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Laura Helen Marks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book argues that pornographic film relies on a particular "Victorianness" in generating eroticism—a Gothic Victorianness that is monstrous and restrained, repressed but also perverse, static but ... More


A British Princess: Ellen Terry as Imogen

Sophie Duncan

in Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Ellen Terry’s performance as Imogen (Cymbeline) at the Lyceum in 1896. It reveals Terry’s performance as Imogen as profoundly implicated in the genesis of Gothic texts including ... More


Atavism: A Darwinian Nightmare

Mighall Robert

in A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the historical motivations and emphases of Gothic fiction in England during the later part of the 19th century. It shows how changes in the perception of the scope and nature of ... More


Fin de Siècle: Vortex of the Genres

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The last decades of the century saw great changes in the writing of fiction. In Britain, where George Moore, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker were among the most prominent novelists, high-culture ... More


Seerman: the rise of the psychic detective

Neil Cornwell

in Odoevsky's Four Pathways into Modern Fiction: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082092
eISBN:
9781781702062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082092.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter notes early detective fiction in works by Schiller, Hoffmann and Poe, prior to an examination of the figure of the uncle in Odoevsky's The Salamander—this personage here being proposed ... More


Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790

Seamus Deane

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184904
eISBN:
9780191674389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184904.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book traces the emergence of a self-consciously national tradition in Irish writing from the era of the French Revolution and, specifically, from Edmund Burke’s counter-revolutionary writings. ... More


Authorial Integrity and the Threat of Mechanical Writing

Katherine Mullin

in Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198724841
eISBN:
9780191792342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724841.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines how fictions by Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, George Gissing, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, and James Joyce took telegraphists, then typists, as thrilling new ... More


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