Reading Gothic Fiction

Her discussions of Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, Matthew Lewis's The Monk, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein demonstrate that the discursive ambiguity of these novels is not inherently subversive, but ...

Reading Gothic Fiction

Dr Howard uses Bakhtin's concepts of heteroglossia and dialogism in specific historical analyses of key works of the genre. Her discussions of Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, Matthew Lewis's The Monk, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein demonstrate that the discursive ambiguity of these novels is not inherently subversive, but that the political force of particular discourses is contingent upon their interaction with other discourses in the reading process.

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Reading Gothic Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: Jacqueline Howard
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Dr Howard uses Bakhtin's concepts of heteroglossia and dialogism in specific historical analyses of key works of the genre. Her discussions of Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, Matthew Lewis's The Monk, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein demonstrate that the discursive ambiguity of these novels is not inherently
French and German Gothic Fiction in the Late Eighteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Daniel Hall
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Peter Lang

The literature of terror and horror continues to fascinate readers both casual and more critical, and it has long been recognised as an international, not merely British, phenomenon. This study provides an in-depth and text-based analysis of Gothic fiction in France and Germany from earlier literary traditions, through the influence
Gothic Writing, 1750-1820
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Robert Miles
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

An intriguing overview of Gothic literature
Gothic Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Angela Wright
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-07-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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
A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Robert Mighall
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

This is the first major full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with a rich store of historical sources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing--from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, through European travelogues, sexological