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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


M.R. James’s Gothic revival

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at the ghost stories of M.R. James. It studies the way the seemingly conservative Victorian and Edwardian world of James's tales hides a critique of an apparently amoral ... More


Introduction

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Don't Look Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325482
eISBN:
9781800342323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325482.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter situates Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (1973) within the landscape of 1970s cinema in general, and 1970s horror cinema in particular. It also establishes the significance of ... More


Looking Again: The Critical Heritage

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Don't Look Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325482
eISBN:
9781800342323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325482.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Don't Look Now (1973) in the context of Daphne Du Maurier's Gothic narratives, with particular emphasis on those which had previously been adapted to film, and Nicolas Roeg's ... More


American Vampires

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter charts the American vampire narrative through four stages: 1) a ‘pre-history’ of its American origins; 2) the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) in early twentieth-century American ... More


Destinerrance and the Trauma of Misreading

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Don't Look Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325482
eISBN:
9781800342323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325482.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws on Jacques Derrida's concept of destinerrance, the sense in which meaning is ‘destined to err and to wander’, as a way of understanding the unstable and ultimately horrific process ... More


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