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  The Gothic Literature Page
Gothic literature as a movement was a disappointment to the idealistic romantic poets for the sentimental character idealized by Ann Radcliffe could not transcend into reality.
The influence of the Gothic novel is felt today in the portrayal of the alluring antagonist, whose evil characteristics appeal to ones sense of awe, or the melodramatic aspects of romance, or more specifically in the Gothic motif of a persecuted maiden forced apart from a true love.
The development of the Gothic Novel from the melancholy overtures of sentimental literature to the rise of the sublime in the graveyard poets had a profound impact on the budding Romantic movement from Wordsworth to Shelley.
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 Gothic novel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The opprobrious term "Gothick" was embraced by the 18th-century proponents of the Gothic revival, a forerunner of the Romantic genres.
The Gothic in architecture was a reaction to the classical architecture that was a hallmark of the Age of Reason.
In a way similar to the Gothic revivalists' rejection of the clarity and rationalism of the neoclassical style of the Enlightened Establishment, the Gothic became linked with an appreciation of the joys of extreme emotion, the thrill of fearfulness and awe inherent in the sublime and a quest for atmosphere.
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 AllRefer.com - Gothic romance (Literature, General) - Encyclopedia
Gothic romance, type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th cent.
Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural and heavily tinged with horror, and they were usually set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins and haunted castles.
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole was the forerunner of the type, which included the works of Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, and Charles R. Maturin, and the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
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 The Gothic novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Gothic novel is a literary genre, which can be said to have been born with The Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole.
It is generally held to be the first gothic novel, initiating a genre which would become extremely popular in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
Ambrosio, the hypocrite done in by lust, and his sexual misconduct inside the walls of convents and monasteries, is a vividly portrayed villain, as well as an embodiment of much of the traditional English mistrust of Roman Catholicism, with its intrusive confessional, its political and religious authoritarianism, and its cloistered lifestyles.
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 World Wide Web Sites for Gothic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
International Gothic Association (publishers of Gothic Studies) "We certainly hope this Site can provide a wide and up-to-date range of helpful information on the study of the Gothic and what is happening in it now and in recent years.
Gothic Literary Resources -- The Literary Gothic is a Web site for all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, "classic" Gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature prior to the mid-twentieth century.
Gothic Literature Page -- The Gothic Literature Page is devoted to study of Gothic Literature in England from 1764 to 1820.
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 Gothic literature, characteristic of gothic literature, southern gothic literature
Gothic literature as a movement was a disappointment to the idealistic romantic poets for the sentimental character idealized by Ann Radcliffe could not...
Gothic Literature: Gothic literature is a subdivision of the Romance genre, which emphasizes the extraordinary and adventurous.
Gothic literature is an outlet for the ancient fears of humanity in an age of reason.
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 Gothic Literature
The term "Gothic" was coined by Italian Renaissance writers who attributed (blamed, is more like it) what they considered to be the non-classical ugliness of the art and architecture of the mid-12th to 15th centuries to the northern tribes of Germanic barbarians known as the Goths.
By the end of the 18th Century the meaning of the word "Gothic" sort of switched from "medieval" to "macabre", all with a little help from a man with a big fl lump of coal between his ears named Horace Walpole (1717-1797).
It also introduced the major Gothic themes: the idea of inherited evil (the son paying for the sins of the father), characters whose physical appearance corresponds with their spiritual state, and, most important of all, the identity of the castle or house with its owner.
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 darkly romantic literature
The Gothic novel from England, the Schauer novel from Germany and the novel noir from France are all names for the same phenomenon - the dawn of dark romanticism.
Jane Austen is considered a gothic author - the main character in one novel reads too many gothic stories - even though she is not generally associated with horror novels.
Gothic has nothing or very little to do with modern horror novels or movies, where the main purpose is not to scare or frighten but to to nauseate, sicken and disgust.
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 Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences - UCLan - EN3025 - Gothic Literature
To analyse and evaluate a range of texts written in the Gothic genre during the nineteenth century.
Issues such as the emergence of evolutionary theory, the Gothic tropes manifest in political writing, the representation of gender, 'degeneration' theory, the anxieties implicit in the nineteenth century fin de siecle, the development of the metropolis, and the embryonic stages of psychoanalysis will be considered.
Gothic tropes and imagery in texts not necessarily viewed as Gothic will also be explored.
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 Gothic Literature | Gothic Fiction | Gothic Revival Literature | Questia.com Online Library
English Literature - literature written in English since c.1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles; it was during the 15th cent.
The activities and literature of the Elizabethans reflected a new nationalism, which expressed itself also in the works of chroniclers (John Stow, Raphael Holinshed, and others), historians, and translators and even in political and religious tracts.
Elizabethan literature generally reflects the exuberant self-confidence of a nation expanding its powers, increasing its wealth, and thus keeping at bay its serious social and religious problems.
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 Dracula and gothic literature
The song "drowning men" hear also is gothic, and when she adds her soul leaving her body and floating "about the air" the gothic iamge is complete.
The gothic image of Renfield looking down from the cloud "on all the weakness and wants of us poor mortals" continues to add to the horror in the novel.
Perhaps the most gothic scene in the novel is in Dr. Seward's diary when they discover the beautiful Lucy in the field with a child.
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 WEMSK32 Gothic
If you are German-challenged, look at J. Marchand, "The Gothic language," Orbis VII (1958), 492-515.
Joseph Wright, Grammar of the Gothic Language (Oxford: OUP,
William H. Bennett, An Introduction to the Gothic Language.
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 Gothic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Literary Gothic - the premier webguide to Gothic and...
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Gothic Literature (AOL) "The Gothic Literature Page is devoted to study of Gothic Literature which flourished in England from 1764 to...
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 Gothic Literature Summary & Essays - n/a
Gothic literature, a movement that focused on ruin, decay, death, terror, and chaos, and privileged irrationality and passion over rationality and reason, grew in response to the historical, sociological, psychological, and political contexts of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
While it may be comparatively easy to date the beginning of the Gothic movement, it is much harder to identify its close, if indeed the movement did come to a close at all.
In its attention to the dark side of human nature and the chaos of irrationality, the Gothic provides for contemporary readers some insight into the social and intellectual climate of the time in which the literature was produced.
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 PAL: Appendix N - American Gothic in Literature
Fedorko, Kathy A. Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton.
Fisher, Benjamin F. The Gothic's Gothic: Study Aids to the Tradition of the Tale of Terror.
Brennan, Matthew C. "Poe's Gothic Sublimity: Prose Style, Painting, and Mental Boundaries in 'The Fall of the House of Usher.'" Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 11.3 (Aug 1990): 353-59.
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 Definition Of Gothic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gothic Literature Definition: George Orwell Essays, Essays on George O
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 Gothic Poetry, Gothic Literature, Raven's Rants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Some of the typical topics of gothic literature are love, religion, coming of age and even hope.
While it is true that gothic poetry and other forms of literature are on the whole dark and sad, that does not mean they are designed to be painful.
I'm certain that if gothic poetry only made people more and more upset then there would be a very small pool of people to read it.
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 Guardian Unlimited Books | Top 10s | Paul Murray: top 10 gothic novels
Written by an MP, its reactionary political message - an attempt to revive the horror of the intertwined threat of the Spanish and the Papacy at a time when they had been displaced as the main threat to the British state by the new ideology of the French Revolution - is clearer in retrospect.
Representing the beginning of the Irish gothic tradition in 1820, it is considered by some the greatest of all gothic works.
Salathiel led the mob which promoted the death of Jesus, in return for which he was condemned to the misery of the undead state.
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 Gothic Texts
From Lord Byrons' literary circle to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, vampires and their kin have evolved into a modern mythology about the presence of evil in a world governed by science.
Gothic literature is an outlet for the ancient fears of humanity in an age of reason.
Gothic literature shouldn't be confused with texts in the Gothic language, the earliest written Germanic language, which includes the Codex Argentius, a translation of parts of the New Testament.
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 ENGL 481 (American Gothic Literature)
Gothic pathologies: the text, the body, and the law.
New England's Gothic literature: history and folklore of the supernatural from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.
Frontier gothic: terror and wonder at the frontier in American literature, edited by David Mogen, Scott P. Sanders, and Joanne B. Karpinski.
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 Amazon.com: Books: The Gothic Tradition (Cambridge Contexts in Literature)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Gothic Tradition is a new title in the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series.
The term 'gothic' commands a vast semantic field of varied terrain: a range of possible meanings, definitions and associations.
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 The Gothic of Horror Literature - Horror Literature
It is interesting to note that gothic literature began to divide into numerous formations shortly after the genre came into official existence.
The gothic movement has come into a new existence in today’s society, and while some may find the movement disturbing and horrific, others find it beautiful and transcendent.
It is likely the horror literature movement has branched off and evolved from its more gothic cousin, yet the elements of the gothic can still be found in many works of the horror genre: abused heroines, foreboding mansions, and incestuous uncles are themes still prominent in the popular horror novels of today.
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 Gothic Literature Read by the Romantic Writers
With the ongoing reappraisal of the relationship between the Gothic and the Romantic, it seems desirable to have a list of Gothic works read by the major writers of the period 1780-1830.
Too often the term "Gothic" appears as a catch-all term pitted against or aligned with some aspect of the Romantic, without attention to specific works or to the evolving nature of the genre.
For the Gothic novel I've begun with such standard references as Summers' A Gothic Bibliography, Frank's Guides to the Gothic, Spector's The English Gothic, McNutt's The Eighteenth Century Gothic Novel, and Tracy's The Gothic Novel: 1790-1830 for a working canon from which to compile lists of those works of fiction read by the poets.
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 Meaning of the term 'Gothic' in literature
I am teaching Gothic Literature for the first time and will be using Isak Dinesen's "The Monkey", "The Deluge at Norderney" and perhaps one more (maybe "The Dreamers").
The essay discusses the typical aspects of Gothic stories, including their association with dreams and the subconscious, ruinous and convoluted medieval architecture as emblem of the inner aspects of the mind, and the common themes of rape,incest, and other uncontrolled passions.
A later Gothic novel, The Monk by Gregory Mathew Lewis (1775-1818), was no doubt the inspiration for Karen Blixen's "The Monkey," including the priory as setting, the story's themes of incest and rape, and the underlying emphasis on sexual obsession which turns the Prioress into something inhuman--a monkey.
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 Calls For Publications: Asian Gothic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Despite its Anglo-centric literary heritage, I believe that the Gothic, in its ambivalence and susceptibility to polyvalent interpretations and theorising, is a helpful way of reading and understanding the vast output of powerful Asian texts that carry strong strains of the forbidden, the extraordinary, the fantastic, the supernatural and the uncanny (amongst other 'Gothic' concerns).
I am interested in the way Gothic as a theory and a poetics of reading can help elucidate some crucial insights into the complexity of some Asian writing (of course, argument for a particular text to be read as Gothic must be staged first).
One hope of this project is to enable a kind of dialogue between East and West with Gothic as a theoretical and literary conduit.
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 Fatalistic Love in American Gothic Literature
In American Gothic Literature the lover or lovers are often presented with difficult trials.
The characters in gothic stories are often tormented by horrendous actions which are sometimes acted by themselves like in “Somnambulism…” in which Althorpe is the author of the murder of Miss Davis under unnatural conditions (while he sleepwalked).
The giant in “An Account of a Beautiful Young Lady” can be said to represent the fear of loosing his lady to a better suitor and the insistence to protect Miss Davis in “Somnambulism…” could symbolize the need to protect a loved one from all kinds of harm and from oneself.
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 BOOKLISTS + ROMANTIC OR GOTHIC + LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gothic Romance (Reader's Advice) 'Naive young heroines; isolated...
The Gothic Literature Page - May be blocked at school.
Gothic Canon Romantic Circles - Devoted to the study of the Romantic pd...
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 Directory - Arts: Literature: World Literature: British: Gothic
Gothic Gold  · Describes the Sadleir- Black Gothic collection at the University of Virginia.
Gothic Literature  · A guide to the English Gothic novel (1764-1820), including links to resources and a bibliography.
The Gothic: Materials for Study  · cached · College course materials from the University of Virginia covering key Gothic themes.
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