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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


Gothic Sublimity: Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho

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/9780198119920.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter attempts to illustrate the Bakhtinian argument more fully. It describes how Udolpho, with its setting in the ancestral past, participated in socio-political mythmaking about issues of ... More


Gothic Parody: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Eaton Stannard Barrett’s The Heroine

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/9780198119920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the difference between Bakhtin's concepts of parody and stylization and indicates the relationship of parodic to other forms of dialogic utterance. It then situates and reads ... More


Anticlerical Gothic: Matthew Lewis’s The Monk

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/9780198119920.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the ways in which Matthew Lewis's novel, The Monk, can be said to define itself against Udolpho. In brief, it does this by expropriating discourses of sensibility, taste, and ... More


Fielding to James: Domesticity, Mating, Power

James A. W. Heffernan

in Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter probes hospitality and mating in English fiction. It examines domestic novels ranging from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady. These novels all ... More


Poetry, Paratext, and History in Radcliffe’s Gothic

JoEllen DeLucia

in A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter argues that attention to Ann Radcliffe’s use of Scots poetry in the epigraphs of TheMysteries of Udolpho (1794) transforms the female gothic into an historical instead of a psychological ... More


‘Beyond the Awful Veil’: Melancholic Theology and the In-Between in Ann Radcliffe

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/9780198824466.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Radcliffe’s Anglican orthodoxy is established in Chapter 4, along with her attempt through her fiction to offer a theology of mediation and participation. She works with Shaftesbury’s Platonic moral ... More


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