Gothic Romance

Download E-books Gothic and Gender: An Introduction PDF

By Donna Heiland

Gothic novels inform terrifying tales of patriarchal societies that thrive at the oppression or perhaps outright sacrifice of girls and others. Donna Heiland's Gothic and Gender bargains a traditionally knowledgeable theoretical creation to key gothic narratives from a feminist perspective.The ebook concentrates totally on fiction from the 1760s during the 1840s, exploring the paintings of Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Matthew Lewis, Charlotte Dacre, Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, John Polidori, James Malcolm Rymer, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Charlotte Smith, and Charles Brockden Brown. the ultimate bankruptcy seems at modern fiction and its relation to the gothic, together with an exploration
Year: 2008 variation: 1 Language: English Pages: 232

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Download E-books Wordsworth's Philosophic Song (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) PDF

By Simon Jarvis

Wordsworth wrote that he longed to compose 'some philosophic Song/Of fact that cherishes our day-by-day life'. but he by no means complete The Recluse, his lengthy philosophical poem. Simon Jarvis argues that Wordsworth's aspiration to 'philosophic track' is valuable to his greatness, and altered the way in which English poetry was once written. a few critics see Wordworth as a scientific philosopher, whereas for others he's a poet first, and a philosopher in simple terms (if in any respect) moment. Jarvis exhibits as a substitute how crucial either philosophy and the 'song' of poetry have been to Wordsworth's success. Drawing on complex paintings in continental philosophy and social concept to handle the ideological assaults that have ruled a lot fresh remark, Jarvis reads Wordsworth's writing either severely and philosophically, to teach how Wordsworth thinks via and in verse. This learn rethinks the relation among poetry and society itself via analysing the tensions among considering philosophically and writing poetry.

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Download E-books The Romantic Paradox: Love, Violence and the Uses of Romance, 1760-1830 PDF

By Jacqueline M. Labbe

Why are there so few "happily ever afters" within the Romantic-period verse romance? Why achieve this many poets make the most of the romance and its elements to such devastating impression? Why is gender so frequently the 1st sufferer? The Romantic Paradox investigates the superiority and demise within the poetic romances of the Della Cruscans, Coleridge, Keats, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Landon, and Byron, and posits that realizing the romance and its violent traits is key to knowing Romanticism itself.

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Download E-books Character and Meaning in the Novels of Victor Hugo (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures) PDF

By Isabel Roche

While Victor Hugo's lasting charm as a novelist can largely be attributed to the unforgettable characters that he created, personality has been mockingly the main criticized and least understood component of his fiction. personality and which means within the Novels of Victor Hugo offers readers with a deeper realizing of the complexities and nuances that symbolize either Hugo's novel writing and the nineteenth-century French novel, and should hence attract the professional and non-specialist alike.

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Download E-books Wordsworth, Commodification, and Social Concern: The Poetics of Modernity (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) PDF

By David Simpson

This examining of Wordworth's poetry through best critic David Simpson centres on its nearly obsessive illustration of spectral varieties and photographs of demise in existence. Wordsworth is reacting, Simpson argues, to the large adjustments within the of britain and the trendy global on the flip of the century: mass conflict; the elevated scope of machine-driven labour and urbanisation; and the increasing strength of commodity shape in rendering fiscal and social alternate increasingly more summary, a growing number of far-off from human enterprise and regulate. interpreting Wordsworth along Marx and Derrida, Simpson examines the genesis of an angle of shock which exemplifies the crisis of contemporary subjectivity because it faces discomfort and misery.

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Download E-books The Intellectual as a Detective: From Leonardo Sciascia to Roberto Saviano (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures) PDF

By Angelo Castagnino

The highbrow as a Detective: From Leonardo Sciascia to Roberto Saviano deals a clean point of view on either Italian crime fiction and the function of the highbrow in Italian society. via reading the characterization of fellows of tradition as investigators, this publication addresses their social dedication in a interval that is going from the Sixties to at the present time. the relationship it establishes among fiction and actual existence makes this e-book a fascinating addition to the talk on crime literature and its social functionality in Italy. The detectives created through Sciascia, Eco, Pasolini, Saviano and different novelists foster a mirrored image on how the narrative element of characterization has been utilized in reference to a historic point of view. because of its huge scope, now not constrained to a unmarried writer, this booklet should be studied in undergraduate and graduate sessions at the Italian detective novel, and it may be a invaluable source for students drawn to characterization and the reworking determine of the highbrow in Italian society.

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Download E-books Love Cures: Healing and Love Magic in Old French Romance (Penn State Romance Studies) PDF

By Laine E. Doggett

What is love? pop culture bombards us with notions of the intoxicating capacities of affection or of beguiling girls who can bewitch or heal—to the purpose that you'll be able to think that such photos are undying and common. now not so, argues Laine Doggett in Love Cures. points of affection which are expressed in renowned music—such as “love is a drug,” “sexual healing,” and “love potion quantity nine”—trace deep roots to previous French romance of the excessive heart a long time. a tender lady heals a poisoned knight. A mom prepares a love potion for a daughter who will marry a stranger in a remote land. How can readers interpret such occasions? not like students who've brushed aside those ladies as myth figures or classified them “witches,” Doggett appears at them within the mild of clinical and magical practices of the excessive center a long time. Love treatments argues that those practitioners, as represented in romance, have formed glossy notions of affection. Love Cures seeks to have interaction students of affection, marriage, and magic in disciplines as different as literature, historical past, anthropology, and philosophy.

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