European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760-1960

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Avril Horner
Manchester University Press, Nov 9, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 260 pages
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European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760-1960 sets out to challenge the tyranny of the Anglo-American narratives that have dominated critical histories of the Gothic so far. It argues that the Gothic novel did not simply derive from The Castle of Otranto, but that it has been forged in the crucible of translation. Focussing on Gothic writing in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish, the collection charts a rich process of cross-fertilization and, in particular, examines the importance of Anglo-French exchanges in the development of the Gothic novel within Europe and, subsequently, the US.
 

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Contents

Introduction AVRIL HORNER1
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cultural misappropriation and
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Matthew Lewiss
39
Enlightenment automata and
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Melmoths journey to France
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the Catholic other in Horace Walpole
84
European Gothic and nineteenthcentury Russian literature
104
British romantic drama and
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historical
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of ritual violence in English and Spanish romanticism
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embedded narrative and
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abjection and revelation
204
French fiction and Djuna Barness
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Index252
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Avril Horner is Professor of English and Director of the European Studies Research Institute at the University of Salford.

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