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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


The Gothic Novel: Izumi Kyōka and Tanizaki Jun’ichirō

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the Japanese version of the gothic. The territory of the gothic—a wild, exotic landscape populated by ghosts, demons, and unreasoning fear—is the territory of the unconscious. ... 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


The Experimenter

Barbara Lounsberry

in Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049915
eISBN:
9780813050379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049915.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 probes Woolf’s Warboys Diary at age 17. It showcases Woolf, the early—and lifelong—experimenter (in both form and style). At 17, Woolf becomes self-consciously literary. In the Warboys ... 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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