the transatlantic gothic novel and the law 1790 1860

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The Transatlantic Gothic Novel And The Law 1790 1860

Author : Bridget M. Marshall
ISBN : 9781317013723
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tracing the use of legal themes in the gothic novel, Bridget M. Marshall shows these devices reflect an outpouring of anxiety about the nature of justice. On both sides of the Atlantic, novelists like William Godwin, Mary Shelley, Charles Brockden Brown, and Hannah Crafts question the foundations of the Anglo-American justice system through their portrayals of criminal and judicial procedures and their use of found documents and legal forms as key plot devices. As gothic villains, from Walpole's Manfred to Godwin's Tyrrell to Stoker's Dracula, manipulate the law and legal system to expand their power, readers are confronted with a legal system that is not merely ineffective at stopping villains but actually enables them to inflict ever greater harm on their victims. By invoking actual laws like the Black Act in England or the Fugitive Slave Act in America, gothic novels connect the fantastic horrors that constitute their primary appeal with much more shocking examples of terror and injustice. Finally, the gothic novel's preoccupation with injustice is just one element of many that connects the genre to slave narratives and to the horrors of American slavery.

The Transatlantic Gothic Novel And The Law 1790 1860

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ISBN : OCLC:731903254
Genre : Gothic revival (Literature)
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Tracing the use of legal themes in the gothic novel, Bridget M. Marshall shows novelists like William Godwin, Mary Shelley, Charles Brockden Brown, and Hannah Crafts questioning the foundations of the Anglo-American justice system. Often invoking actual laws like the Black Act in England or the Fugitive Slave Act in America, gothic novels connect the genre's fantastic horrors with much more shocking examples of terror and injustice like American slavery.

Handbook Of Transatlantic North American Studies

Author : Julia Straub
ISBN : 9783110376739
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Transatlantic literary studies has established itself as a major scholarly approach, investigating the close links, refractions and interferences between North American, British and Irish cultural production. This handbook brings together succinct articles on the central concepts and topics, such as literary movements, periods, genres, authors, media, and reception histories, which have shaped this burgeoning field of research.

The Palgrave Handbook Of The Southern Gothic

Author : Susan Castillo Street
ISBN : 9781137477743
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines ‘Southern Gothic’ - a term that describes some of the finest works of the American Imagination. But what do ‘Southern’ and ‘Gothic’ mean, and how are they related? Traditionally seen as drawing on the tragedy of slavery and loss, ‘Southern Gothic’ is now a richer, more complex subject. Thirty-five distinguished scholars explore the Southern Gothic, under the categories of Poe and his Legacy; Space and Place; Race; Gender and Sexuality; and Monsters and Voodoo. The essays examine slavery and the laws that supported it, and stories of slaves who rebelled and those who escaped. Also present are the often-neglected issues of the Native American presence in the South, socioeconomic class, the distinctions among the several regions of the South, same-sex relationships, and norms of gendered behaviour. This handbook covers not only iconic figures of Southern literature but also other less well-known writers, and examines gothic imagery in film and in contemporary television programmes such as True Blood and True Detective.

Transnational Gothic

Author : Monika Elbert
ISBN : 9781317006886
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offering a variety of critical approaches to late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic literature, this collection provides a transnational view of the emergence and flowering of the Gothic. The essays expand on now well-known approaches to the Gothic (such as those that concentrate exclusively on race, gender, or nation) by focusing on international issues: religious traditions, social reform, economic and financial pitfalls, manifest destiny and expansion, changing concepts of nationhood, and destabilizing moments of empire-building. By examining a wide array of Gothic texts, including novels, drama, and poetry, the contributors present the Gothic not as a peripheral, marginal genre, but as a central mode of literary exchange in an ever-expanding global context. Thus the traditional conventions of the Gothic, such as those associated with Ann Radcliffe and Monk Lewis, are read alongside unexpected Gothic formulations and lesser-known Gothic authors and texts. These include Mary Rowlandson and Bram Stoker, Frances and Anthony Trollope, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Gaskell, Theodore Dreiser, Rudyard Kipling, and Lafcadio Hearn, as well as the actors Edmund Kean and George Frederick Cooke. Individually and collectively, the essays provide a much-needed perspective that eschews national borders in order to explore the central role that global (and particularly transatlantic) exchange played in the development of the Gothic. British, American, Continental, Caribbean, and Asian Gothic are represented in this collection, which seeks to deepen our understanding of the Gothic as not merely a national but a global aesthetic.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121649102
Genre : Humanities
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Minority Reports

Author : Michael Borgstrom
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215369567
Genre : Social Science
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How do views about the identities of authors influence interpretations of their works? Through close readings of texts by African American and women authors, Minority Reports offers a theoretical defense of the use of identity categories in American studies by examining how early American literature not only responds to the social stratification of the nineteenth century but also challenges modern historical conceptions of this era. By foregrounding the significance of early minority-authored texts to contemporary theoretical analysis, Minority Reports thus reconfigures traditional histories of racial, sexual, and gender identities, while it simultaneously reassesses recent paradigms for minority identity more generally.

Viktorianismus

Author : Doris Feldmann
ISBN : 3503137777
Genre : English literature
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Ich Sage Nein

Author : Wilkie Collins
ISBN : 3426020165
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Das Geheimnis Des Dr Fu Manchu

Author : Sax Rohmer
ISBN : 9783743843370
Genre : Fiction
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Zum ersten Mal erfährt der Arzt Petrie von dem mysteriösen Dr. Fu-Manchu, als ihn sein Freund Nayland Smith eines Abends unerwartet aufsucht und sofort die Fenster verdunkelt. "Du wirst rasch begreifen, dass ich allen Grund habe, vorsichtig zu sein", erklärt dieser sein seltsames Verhalten.Dann begeben sich beide zu einem schicksalhaften Treffen im nächtlichen London: Doch der Mann, zu dessen Rettung sie geeilt waren, ist bereits tot, und irgendjemand – oder irgendetwas – verfolgt sie auf dem Heimweg.So beginnt der mörderische Kampf mit Dr. Fu-Manchu, einem Chinesen von verbrecherischer Genialität. Zusammen mit seiner verführerischen Komplizin will er die westliche Welt durch unvorstellbare orientalische Schrecken ins Chaos stürzen und die Herrschaft über den gesamten Erdball an sich reißen...Mit der Figur des Dr. Fu-Manchu schuf der englische Schriftsteller Sax Rohmer eine der bekanntesten und einzigartigsten Verbrecherfiguren der Kriminalliteraur, vergleichbar am ehesten mit Norbert Jacques Dr. Mabuse.In Das Geheimnis des Dr. Fu-Manchu hat der größenwahnsinnige Verbrecher seinen ersten Auftritt – in einem klassischen, internationalen Beststeller, packend wie Edgar Allan Poe, spannend wie Edgar Wallace: Einer der berühmtesten Thriller, die je geschrieben wurden, vom Apex-Verlag in einer durchgesehenen, in Teilen neu übersetzte Neu-Ausgabe veröffentlicht.

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