or The Moor

Author: Charlotte Dacre

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199549733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This is the first edition for nearly 200 years of an unduly neglected work, originally published in 1806, by an intriguing and unconventional woman writer. A Gothic tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in fifteenth-century Venice, the novel's most daring aspect is its anatomy of the central character, Victoria's, intense sexual attraction to her Moorish servant Zofloya. A minor scandal on its first publication, and a significant influence on Byron and Shelley, it contradicts idealized stereotypes in women's writing and challenges the received idea of the Gothic genre's representation of passive, victimized women.

Women, Crime, and Character

From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Nicola Lacey

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 164

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This book draws on law, literature, philosophy and social history to explore fundamental changes in ideas of selfhood, gender and social order in 18th and 19th Century England. Lacey argues that these changes underpinned a radical shift in mechanisms of responsibility-attribution, with decisive implications for the criminalisation of women.

The Gothic Byron

Author: Peter Cochran

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443802484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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The Gothic Byron examines in detail the Gothic element in Byron’s work, arguing that it has traditionally been undervalued. It looks closely at his reading in the novels of Ann Radcliffe, Monk Lewis, and Charlotte Dacre, and then discusses the Gothic elements in his Turkish Tales, plays, and satirical poetry, ending with two essays on Don Juan. Further essays explore the indebtedness of several European and English writers, including Charlotte and Emily Brontë, to the Gothic element in Byron’s poetry.

Lesbian Dames

Sapphism in the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Caroline Gonda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317105672

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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How are romantic and erotic relationships between women represented in the literature of the long eighteenth century? How does Sapphism surface in other contemporary discourses, including politics, pornography, economics and art? After more than a generation of lesbian-gay scholarship that has examined identities, practices, prohibitions and transgressions surrounding same-sex desire, this collection offers an exciting and indispensable array of new scholarship in gender and sexuality studies. The contributors - who include noted writers, critics and historians such as Emma Donoghue, George E. Haggerty, Susan S. Lanser and Valerie Traub - provide varied and provocative research into the dynamics and histories of lesbianism and Sapphism. They build on the work of scholarship on Sapphism and interrogate the efficacy of such a notion in describing the varieties of same-sex love between women during the long eighteenth century. This groundbreaking collection, the first multi-authored volume to examine lesbian representation and culture in this era, presents a diversity of theoretical and critical approaches, from close literary analysis to the history of reading and publishing, psychoanalysis, biography, historicism, deconstruction and queer theory.

Gothic Fiction

Author: Angela Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137039914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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What is the Gothic? Few literary genres have attracted so much praise and critical disdain simultaneously. This Guide returns to the Gothic novel's first wave of popularity, between 1764 and 1820, to explore and analyse the full range of contradictory responses that the Gothic evoked. Angela Wright appraises the key criticism surrounding the Gothic fiction of this period, from eighteenth-century accounts to present-day commentaries. Adopting an easy-to-follow thematic approach, the Guide examines: - contemporary criticism of the Gothic - the aesthetics of terror and horror - the influence of the French Revolution - religion, nationalism and the Gothic - the relationship between psychoanalysis and the Gothic - the relationship between gender and the Gothic. Concise and authoritative, this indispensable Guide provides an overview of Gothic criticism and covers the work of a variety of well-known Gothic writers, such as Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis and many others.

The Gothic World

Author: Glennis Byron,Dale Townshend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135053065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 538

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The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories Gothic Spaces Gothic Readers and Writers Gothic Spectacle Contemporary Impulses. The Gothic World seeks to account for the Gothic as a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional force, as a style, an aesthetic experience and a mode of cultural expression that traverses genres, forms, media, disciplines and national boundaries and creates, indeed, its own ‘World’.

Heteronormativity in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture

Author: Ana de Freitas Boe,Abby Coykendall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317122054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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The resurgence of marriage as a transnational institution, same-sex or otherwise, draws upon as much as it departs from enlightenment ideologies of sex, gender, and sexuality which this collection aims to investigate, interrogate, and conceptualize anew. Coming to terms with heteronormativity is imperative for appreciating the literature and culture of the eighteenth century writ large, as well as the myriad imaginaries of sex and sexuality that the period bequeaths to the present. This collection foregrounds British, European, and, to a lesser extent, transatlantic heteronormativities in order to pose vital if vexing questions about the degree of continuity subsisting between heteronormativities of the past and present, questions compounded by the aura of transhistoricity lying at the heart of heteronormativity as an ideology. Contributors attend to the fissures and failures of heteronormativity even as they stress the resilience of its hegemony: reconfiguring our sense of how gender and sexuality came to be mapped onto space; how public and private spheres were carved up, or gendered and sexual bodies socially sanctioned; and finally how literary traditions, scholarly criticisms, and pedagogical practices have served to buttress or contest the legacy of heteronormativity.


An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics

Author: Rüdiger Ahrens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780404635619

Category: Symbolism in literature

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Gotische Romane in England 1800 bis 1830

Autorinnen und ihre Heldinnen

Author: Dana Kathe

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften


Category: English fiction

Page: 114

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Der gotische Roman erfreute sich im England des ausgehenden 18. und beginnenden 19. Jahrhunderts einer enormen Popularitat und stosst bis heute auf grosses Forschungsinteresse. Im Bereich der gender studies standen dabei bisher vor allem populare Autorinnen und Autoren im Mittelpunkt - weniger bekannte Romane wurden vernachlassigt. In ihrem Buch untersucht Dana Kathe die Werke weitgehend unbekannter Autorinnen des fruhen 19. Jahrhunderts. Sie zeigt an drei ausgewahlten Romanen, wie schreibende Frauen innerhalb des Genres weibliche und mannliche Rollen darstellen. Die Analyse fuhrt zu uberraschenden Ergebnissen: Es handelt sich bei den untersuchten Werken nicht - wie oft von Kritikern angenommen - um reine Kopien bekannter gotischer Romane, sondern um die Ausarbeitung eigenstandiger Konzepte. Die Untersuchung zeigt ausserdem auf, dass die starre Einteilung der gotischen Romane in female gothic bzw. school of terror und male gothic bzw. school of horror in dieser Weise nicht aufrechterhalten werden kann."

Die Kluft


Author: Doris Lessing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442738458


Page: 238

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The Orders of Gothic

Foucault, Lacan, and the Subject of Gothic Writing, 1764-1820

Author: Dale Townshend

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: 9780404648541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

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The Orders of Gothic discusses a selection of Gothic romances, dramas, and chapbooks written and published in Britain between Walpole's 1764 The Castle of Otranto and Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer of 1820. It is only in its chronological boundaries that this study is conventional; Townshend's unusual theoretical approach utilizes Foucauldian new historicism and Lacanian psychoanalysis as his focus for understanding the construction of subjectivity and modernity in British Gothic literature. Townshend employs theories from Foucault's The Order of Things and History of Sexuality as a primary - and typical - conceptual framework through which the apparent modernity of the Gothic is systematically explored, but addresses the ways in which Foucault's theories fall short of a full explanation of the often horrific excesses of Gothic writing. With these oversights in mind, Townshend turns to the psychoanalytic perspectives of later theorists including Freud, Zizek and Lacan as more satisfactory articulations of those Gothic matters upon which Foucault is silent. an otherwise ahistorical psychoanalytic tradition, in an interminable process of exchange. Townshend's readings of primary texts (by Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Regina Roche, Matthew Gregory Lewis, William Beckford, William Godwin, Charlotte Dacre, and Percy Bysshe Shelley) describe the construction of subjectivity in Gothic fictions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but his study is as much concerned with the relationship between historicism and psychoanalysis as it is with literary history. Of interest to scholars and students of Gothic fiction and critical theory alike, The Orders of Gothic provides a fresh understanding of early Gothic writing and its central place in the history of the modern subject.

La fabrique du genre

(dé)constructions du féminin et du masculin dans les arts et la littérature anglophones

Author: Sophie Marret,Claude Le Fustec

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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Literature of the Romantic Period

A Bibliographical Guide

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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This book provides a selective, critical guide to the best and the typical in scholarship and criticism directed towards literature of the Romantic period, circa 1780-1830. It includes chapters on the most studied poets of the period: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and Clare. It also contains separate chapters on the fiction (and other writings) of Scott, and the novels of Austen, Mary Shelley, and Peacock. Reflecting recent changes in understanding of the period,there are also chapters on women poets, political prose, essayists, and a range of male poets including Burns, Cowper, and Crabbe. A separate chapter is devoted to women novelists of the period. An introduction surveys general studies of the period and evaluates contributions to debate about the nature of the Romantic. All chapters include a list of references at their ends. Throughout, the impact of literary theory and recent editorial work is taken into account. The book will prove an invaluable resource to students, academics, teachers, and general readers.

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Gothic Writers

A Critical and Bibliographical Guide

Author: Douglass H. Thomson,Jack G. Voller,Frederick S. Frank

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 516

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With its roots in Romanticism, antiquarianism, and the primacy of the imagination, the Gothic genre originated in the 18th century, flourished in the 19th, and continues to thrive today. This reference work provides an introduction to Gothic literature and its abundant criticism and summarizes contemporary developments and critical opinion in Gothic Studies. The volume includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 50 Gothic writers from Horace Walpole to Stephen King. Each entry includes a primary bibliography, a critical essay on the author's place in the Gothic tradition, and a selected, annotated bibliography of scholarship. Entries for Russian, Japanese, French, and German writers give an international scope to the book, while the focus on English and American literature shows the dynamic nature of Gothicism today.


Griechisch - Deutsch

Author: Pindar

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050092173

Category: History

Page: 416

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Pindar, geboren 522/518 v. Chr. bei Theben, hat Chorlyrik überwiegend religiösen Inhalts geschrieben: Hymnen, Paiane und Dithyramben, aber auch Mädchenlieder, Tanzlieder und Trauergesänge. Vollständig erhalten geblieben sind die vier Bücher Siegeslieder (Epinikien), die den strengen Stil mythischer Dichtung mit der Sprache der sportlichen Wettkämpfe verbinden. Mit dieser Verschränkung von aktuellem Anlass, mythischem Hintergrund, überlieferter Lebensweisheit und poetologischer Reflexion werden Spannungsbögen entworfen, die in der antiken wie in der modernen Lyrik einzigartig sind. Bereits in hellenistischer Zeit galt Pindar als der Lyriker schlechthin. Nicht anders sahen ihn die Römer, wobei Horaz in seiner Ode 4,2 warnt, der Versuch, Pindar nachzuahmen, könne leicht wie der Flug des Ikaros mit einer Bruchlandung enden. In Deutschland beginnt die Wirkungsgeschichte mit Klopstock, reicht über Hölderlin und die Dichter des Sturm und Drang, wie den jungen Goethe, hin zu Nietzsche und den George-Kreis. Auch in der Lyrik Ezra Pounds sind Nachklänge der Oden Pindars unverkennbar. Die vorliegende Ausgabe der Siegeslieder bietet neben dem griechischen Text eine Übersetzung, deren Präzision es dem Kenner des Griechischen ermöglicht, sich in den Urtext einzulesen. Pindars Bildwelt wird exakt reproduziert, gewissermaßen "dokumentiert", in einer rhythmisierten Prosa, die eigenständig neben früheren Pindar-Verdeutschungen steht. Die sprachliche Struktur des Originals wird in ihrer harten Fügung bewahrt und nicht einer Umsetzung in das Gewohnte geopfert. Zugleich wird eine Annäherung an eine unserer Zeit gemäße Sprachform erreicht, die dem literarisch Interessierten den Zugang zu Pindar entschließt. Eingehende Analyse zur Deutung und zur Wirkungsgeschichte können zu einem vertieften Verständnis führen.


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