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Hogg, Maturin, and the Gothic National Tale

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the lasting appeal of the Gothic, its nature as a genre, and its inflections in Scotland's and Ireland's national literatures. In particular, it discusses James Hogg and Charles ... More


“Terror has no diary”: Melmoth

Patrick R. O’Malley

in Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790419
eISBN:
9780191831669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790419.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This chapter argues that Charles Robert Maturin’s Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) makes the Irish gothic—in conjunction with the Irish national tale—one of the two major genres of Romantic-era literature ... More


Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Helen Small

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book contributes to the interdisciplinary study of insanity. Focusing on the figure of the love-mad woman, the author presents a significant reassessment of the ways in which British medical ... More


Mimetic Contagion: Charles Maturin and the Theology of Sacrifice

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/9780198824466.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Chapter 9 examines how Anglican Irish Gothic seeks a middle way between Catholic theology of the mass and Calvinist limited atonement. Sacrifice is a key theme from the beginning in Maturin, and is ... More


Sacrificial Exchange and the Gothic Double in Melmoth the Wanderer and The Picture of Dorian Gray

Alison Milbank (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which the aesthetic of the gothic double can function as an ultimately redemptive trope for the formation of a managed subjectivity in relation to anxieties about ... More


The “seething caldron of the nation”: Leixlip Castle

Patrick R. O’Malley

in Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790419
eISBN:
9780191831669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790419.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This chapter argues that in Leixlip Castle (1883), the now virtually unread Irish novelist O’Byrne looks back to 1690 and the Battle of the Boyne precisely in order to open up the space for a ... More


Chopin and the Gothic

Anatole Leikin

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter talks about how the Gothic angle has not been explored as one of Chopin's probable literary inspirations. The main reason for such an omission is that until the 1970s most critics and ... More


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