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The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

Elizabeth R. Napier

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is an examination of narrative conventions in one of the most popular and controversial of the 18th-century English literary genres. The vogue of the Gothic in the latter decades of the ... More


Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Elaine Showalter

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Are American women writers from different eras and different backgrounds connected by common threads in a coherent tradition? How have the relationships between women's rights, women's rites, and ... More


Epilogue

Elizabeth R. Napier

in The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts about the Gothic. It argues that the paradox of the Gothic is that the genre, despite its close connection to sentimental narrative, actually prohibits ... More


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


Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Jacqueline Howard

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first full-length study of Gothic to be written from the perspective of Bakhtinian theory. The author uses Bakhtin's concepts of heteroglossia and dialogism in specific historical ... More


American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Joel Faflak

Jason Haslam (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture - its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias. ... More


A Gothic Sermon: Making a Contract with the Mother of God, Saint Mary of Amiens

Stephen Murray

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238473
eISBN:
9780520930070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238473.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In this book, the author seizes a rare opportunity to explore the relationship between verbal and visual culture by presenting a sermon that may have been preached during the second half of the ... More


Conclusion: Labyrinth, Origin, and the Gothic House of Mystery: Woodstock

Fiona Robertson

in Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter draws together the main proposals made in this study by examining the questions of Gothic form, suspenseful narrative, and legitimacies–both novelistic and political–as raised by one ... More


“A Common Thrill”: Evangelicalism and the Culture of Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter establishes four contextual factors shaping the Religion of Fear: the history of evangelicalism, political fear, American Christian demonology, and the evangelical mediascape. By ... More


Competing Styles: Architectural Aims and Wider Setting

David Brown

in God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271986
eISBN:
9780191602801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271984.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores how architecture has been used to aid experience of the divine in church buildings up to the end of the nineteenth-century. It opens by considering the intentions behind the ... More


Gothic: The Passages that Lead to Nothing

Fiona Robertson

in Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the subjects and styles of Gothic itself, interpreting Gothic in a way which establishes parameters for the analysis of the narrative and historiographical techniques of the ... More


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

Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects explores Gothic, monstrosity, spectrality and media forms and technologies (music, fiction's engagements with photography/ cinema, film, magic practice and new ... 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


Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Bertrand Lancon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This is an account of life in ancient Rome from the end of the third century to the beginning of the seventh. At the beginning of the period Rome was an imperial power and the centre of a classical ... More


Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Julia Round

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book is the first full-length critical study of any British girls’ comic and sheds light on an often-ignored era and genre of the comics industry. It explores the production and reception of the ... More


The expression of purpose in Old English

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the earliest syntactic function of the to-infinitive: that of purpose adjunct, as in Present-day English, I left early to catch the train. Data from Gothic and Old English show ... More


Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Fred Botting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Horror is not what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars. The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last 200 years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to ... More


In Memory of Jacques Derrida

Nicholas Royle

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632954
eISBN:
9780748671625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was the most original and inspiring writer and philosopher of our time. In a series of essays that are at once self-contained and intricately linked, the author of this ... More


Phantoms of Revolution: Five Case-Studies of Fictional Convention and Social Analysis

Fiona Robertson

in Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on some elements in Scott's novels which remain defiantly conventional in terms of the fashionable literature of his day, and which have largely succeeded in de-selecting ... More


‘Ripping Up Auld Stories’: Exhumation and the Gothic Imagination in Redgauntlet

Fiona Robertson

in Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines one of Scott's most interesting experiments in historicism and the fictional patterns of Gothic, Redgauntlet. In Redgauntlet, Scott examines the appeal of history to the ... More


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