The Cambridge Companion to the Modern Gothic by Jerrold E. Hogle download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Hyde, whether one refers to the original novels or more recent adaptations of them. It is woman whom he has avoided most in his onanistic creation because it is the ultimate uncontrollability of the life-giving female that most crystallizes all of his many fears and abjections. The process of abjection, then, is as thoroughly social and cultural as it is personal.
Hoffman, is the deeply and internally familiar the most infantile of our desires or fears as it reappears to us in seemingly external, repellant, and unfamiliar forms. Macmillan, and her chapter in this volume. Indeed, in using symbols from a highly Catholic past in an ultimately anti-Catholic way, as he did in his Gothicized house at Strawberry Hill Walpole, Castle of Otranto, pp. Our objectives here are to explain the reasons for the persistence of the Gothic across modern history and how and why so many changes and variations have occurred in this curious mode over years.
Certainly there are hints of similar revolutions in aspects of The Monk, where a tyrannical prioress is torn apart by a mob of oppressed common people pp. Collectively, however, we hope to help our readers understand how and why the Gothic has developed as it has in different time periods and sometimes in different media. This highly unstable genre then scattered its ingredients into various modes, among them aspects of the more realistic Victorian novel.
It is an entirely post-medieval and even post-Renaissance phenomenon. Clery and Robert Miles, eds.
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