Gothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts by Christine Berthin

Gothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts

byChristine Berthin

Hardcover | April 9, 2010

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What is buried in the crypts of the Gothic? Building on psychoanalytic research on haunting, cryptonymy and melancholy, as well as on French philosophies of language, this book explores how haunting is not just a Gothic narrative device but the symptom of an impossibility of representation and of an irreparable loss at the heart of language.

About The Author

CHRISTINE BERTHIN is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre, France. She has taught Gothic, and Romantic fiction at UCSC and at the University of Orlans. She has also published extensively on P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats and the British Gothic tradition.

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Title:Gothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual GhostsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:April 9, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237878

ISBN - 13:9780230237872

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Transgenerational Haunting: The Subject as Other
Discourse and its Other: The Figural and the Real
Gothic as Poetics
The Melancholy Crypt of Frankenstein
Secretions and Secretaries: The Secret of Dracula
The Raising of the Dead: Art and Melancholy
Notes
Works Cited 
Index