Victorian Gothic: Literary and Cultural Manifestations in the Nineteenth-Century

Hardcover | December 8, 2000

EditorRuth Robbins

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To what extent did the Gothic haunt the nineteenth century? Victorian Gothic seeks to answer this question as it introduces the reader to a timely revision of notions of the Gothic in all its manifestations. The Gothic is found to haunt all aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Moreover, Victorian Gothic connects its disparate areas of research in returning repeatedly to the question of the constitution of the subject, in a study of the Victorians from the 1830s to the 1890s.

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To what extent did the Gothic haunt the nineteenth century? Victorian Gothic seeks to answer this question as it introduces the reader to a timely revision of notions of the Gothic in all its manifestations. The Gothic is found to haunt all aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Moreover, Victorian Gothic connects its disparate areas of research in returning repeatedly to the question of th...

Ruth Robbins teaches at the University of Luron. Julian Wolfreys teaches at the University of Southern California.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 8.86 × 5.54 × 0.88 inPublished:December 8, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312231695

ISBN - 13:9780312231699

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Table of Contents

Introduction--Ruth Robbins & Julian Wolfreys * Part I: "You could die laughing": The Gothic-Comic Impulse * Resurrecting the Regency--Victor Sage * Urban Disturbances or, Doubling Dickens--Julian Wolfreys * Designing Gourmet Children or, Kids for Dinner--James R. Kincaid * Part II: Gothic Affections * The "Anxious Dream"--Marion Wynne-Davies * Ideal Manhood Closed in Meal Man--Jodi-Anne George * Part III: Gothic Subjectiveness and Technologies of the Uncanny * Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, Literary Influence, and the Uncanny--Alison Chapman * Apparitions Can Be Deceptive--Ruth Robbins * Adventures in Neo-Mesmerism 1880-1900--Roger Luckhurst * Part IV: The Returns of the Repressed * "This monstrous soul-life"--Moyra Haslett * Close Encounters of the Other Kind--Meike Prescher * Archaeology and Gothic Desire--Richard Pearson * Gothic and Supernatural--Peter Morey * Index