Gothic Britain

Gothic Britain
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publsiher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 15 April 2018
  • ISBN : 1786832348
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Gothic Britain is the first collection of essays to consider how the Gothic responds to, and is informed by, the British regional experience. Acknowledging how the so-called United Kingdom has historically been divided on nationalistic lines, the twelve original essays in this volume interrogate the interplay of ideas and generic innovations generated in the spaces between the nominal kingdom and its component nations and, innovatively, within those national spaces. Concentrating upon fictions depicting England, Scotland and Wales specifically, Gothic Britain comprehends the generic possibilities of the urban and the rural, of the historical and the contemporary, of the metropolis and the rural settlement – as well as exploring uniquely the fluid space that is the act of travel itself. Reading the textuality of some two hundred years of national and regional identity, Gothic Britain interrogates how the genre has depicted and questioned the natural and built environments of the island of Britain.


Gothic Britain

Gothic Britain
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 15 April 2018
GET THIS BOOKGothic Britain

Gothic Britain is the first collection of essays to consider how the Gothic responds to, and is informed by, the British regional experience. Acknowledging how the so-called United Kingdom has historically been divided on nationalistic lines, the twelve original essays in this volume interrogate the interplay of ideas and generic innovations generated in the spaces between the nominal kingdom and its component nations and, innovatively, within those national spaces. Concentrating upon fictions depicting England, Scotland and Wales specifically, Gothic Britain


Britain, France and the Gothic, 1764–1820

Britain, France and the Gothic, 1764–1820
  • Author : Angela Wright
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 18 April 2013
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In describing his proto-Gothic fiction, The Castle of Otranto (1764), as a translation, Horace Walpole was deliberately playing on national anxieties concerning the importation of war, fashion and literature from France in the aftermath of the Seven Years' War. In the last decade of the eighteenth century, as Britain went to war again with France, this time in the wake of revolution, the continuing connections between Gothic literature and France through the realms of translation, adaptation and unacknowledged borrowing led to


Gothic Images of Race in Nineteenth-century Britain

Gothic Images of Race in Nineteenth-century Britain
  • Author : Howard L. Malchow
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 27 February 1996
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In pursuing the sources for late-eighteenth and nineteenth-century “demonization” of racial and cultural difference, this book moves back and forth between the imagined world of literature and the “real” world of historical experience, between fictional romance and what has been called the “parallel fictions” of the human sciences of anthropology and biology. The author argues that the gothic genre and its various permutations offered a language that could be appropriated, consciously or not, by racists in a powerful and obsessively


Gothic Revival in Europe and Britain: Sources, Influences and Ideas

Gothic Revival in Europe and Britain: Sources, Influences and Ideas
  • Author : Georg Germann,Architectural Association (Great Britain)
  • Publisher : London : Lund Humphries with the Architectural Association
  • Release : 27 February 1972
GET THIS BOOKGothic Revival in Europe and Britain: Sources, Influences and Ideas

Most analyses of the nineteenth-century Gothic revival in architecture have treated it as an essentially English phenomenon. This work is one of the few to consider the important parallel developments in Europe and thus set the movement in proper international perspective.One interesting aspect of the Gothic revival is its development in notably different national ways. Dr. Germann examines the semantics of "Gothic" and "style" in Italian, French, and English and shows how each country's concept of style influenced the


Gothic Kings of Britain

Gothic Kings of Britain
  • Author : Philip J. Potter
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 14 January 2009
GET THIS BOOKGothic Kings of Britain

This biographical history tells the story of 31 Gothic monarchs who fought in the crusades, enforced their feudal rights throughout the kingdom, sponsored the growth of representative government through a parliament, and ultimately created a military power that would dominate European affairs. In the process, the narrative recaptures the dramatic and chaotic span of the years between 1000 and 1400, when the great European monarchies were still in their formative stages. The book discusses the lives of English and Scottish kings in the


Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction

Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction
  • Author : Kamilla Elliott
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 01 December 2012
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Traditionally, kings and rulers were featured on stamps and money, the titled and affluent commissioned busts and portraits, and criminals and missing persons appeared on wanted posters. British writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, however, reworked ideas about portraiture to promote the value and agendas of the ordinary middle classes. According to Kamilla Elliott, our current practices of "picture identification" (driver’s licenses, passports, and so on) are rooted in these late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century debates. Portraiture and



Women's Authorship and the Early Gothic

Women's Authorship and the Early Gothic
  • Author : Kathleen Hudson
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 01 August 2020
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This edited collection examines Gothic works written by women authors in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with a specific focus on the novels and chapbooks produced by less widely commercially and critically popular writers. Bringing these authors to the forefront of contemporary critical examinations of the Gothic, chapters in this collection examine how these works impacted the development of ‘women’s writing’ and Gothic writing during this time. Offering readers an original look at the literary landscape of





British Gothic Cinema

British Gothic Cinema
  • Author : B. Forshaw
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 17 October 2013
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Barry Forshaw celebrates with enthusiasm the British horror film and its fascination for macabre cinema. A definitive study of the genre, British Gothic Cinema discusses the flowering of the field, with every key film discussed from its beginnings in the 1940s through to the 21st century.