Gothic Radicalism: Literature, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis in the Nineteenth Century

Hardcover | September 29, 2000

byA. Smith

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Applying ideas drawn from contemporary critical theory, this book historicizes psychoanalysis through a new and significant theorization of the Gothic. The central premise is that the nineteenth-century Gothic produced a radical critique of accounts of sublimity and Freudian psychoanalysis. This book makes a major contribution to an understanding of both the nineteenth century and the Gothic discourse which challenged the dominant ideas of that period. Writers explored include Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker.

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Applying ideas drawn from contemporary critical theory, this book historicizes psychoanalysis through a new and significant theorization of the Gothic. The central premise is that the nineteenth-century Gothic produced a radical critique of accounts of sublimity and Freudian psychoanalysis. This book makes a major contribution to an un...

Andrew Smith is Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Glamorgarr.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:September 29, 2000Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312230427

ISBN - 13:9780312230425

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Table of Contents

The Gothic and the Sublime * Frankenstein * History and the Sublime * Sublime Utterance * The Urban Sublime * Textuality and Sublimity in Dracula * Freud's Uncanny Sublime