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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


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


Theories of the Gothic

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter first states the usefulness of Bakhtin's theory of dialogism for an understanding of the structure of the Gothic, which is often considered to be an inferior genre because of its lack of ... More


From Udolpho to Spitalfields: Mapping Gothic London

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/9780199262182.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Charles Dickens and G. W. M. Reynolds on the changes in the Gothic fiction landscape in England during the mid-Victorian period. It suggests that the works of ... More


Women and the Gothic

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines critically some current feminist positions vis-à-vis the Gothic and describes the construction in critical discourse of ‘female Gothic’, before situating the rise of Gothic ... More


Postscript From Landscape to Dreamscape: Redrawing the Gothic Map

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/9780199262182.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the critical consensus concerning the use of psychology to explain Gothic fiction. Many critics believed that the application of psychology to Gothic fiction is inevitable ... More


Haunted Houses I and II

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/9780199262182.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines changes and diversification in Gothic fiction in England during the mid-Victorian period. It describes how a number of works enabled the Gothic legacy to be brought up to date ... 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


History As 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/9780199262182.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the properties that define Gothic fiction and demonstrates the importance of various geographical and institutional locations for this genre in England during the late 18th ... More


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

Fiona Robertson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is an innovative reading of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels in the context of 18th- and 19th-century Gothic. Most critics have treated these two forms of historical narrative as though they ... 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


Unspeakable Vices: Moral Monstrosity and Representation

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/9780199262182.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers an alternative to the psychological/ontological and ideological readings of the literature of Gothic fiction in England during the late Victorian period. It argues that though ... More


Introduction

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/9780198112242.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely the relationship between Walter Scott's texts and the narrative strategies and conventions of late 18th- and early 19th-century ... More


Techniques of Destabilization and Excess

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/9780198128601.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter shows that although the Gothic is in many important respects conventional and highly fixed in form, there appears among the writers of the genre not only a certain distrust in the ... More


Tech noir

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Doom was the most advanced three-dimensional computer game in the world when it was released in 1993. The opening sequence of the violent virtual adventure playground leaves no doubt as to its aim or ... More


Introduction

Wasson Sara and Emily Alder

in Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317071
eISBN:
9781846319785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This Introduction introduces Gothic science fiction as a genre and discusses the text as a project to examine Gothic science fiction historically as well as to distinguish its textual forms. The ... 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


Daddy's dead

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gothic fiction is bound up with the function of the paternal figure, an effect of and an engagement with a crisis in its legitimacy and authority, with tremors in its orchestration of symbolic ... More


The Castle of Udolpho

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter takes Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) as a representative example of the ‘waking dreams’ constructed by gothic fictions. In so doing, it reconceptualizes some of the key ... 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


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