Gothic Evolutions

Gothic Evolutions

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The texts in this unique collection range from the Gothic Revival of the late eighteenth century through to the late Victorian gothic, and from the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge to the short fiction of H.G. Wells and Henry James. Genres represented include medievalist poetry, psychological thrillers, dark political dystopias, sinister tales of social corruption, and popular ghost tales. In addition to a wide selection of classic and lesser-known texts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Gothic Evolutions includes key examples of the aesthetic, scientific, and cultural theory related to the Gothic, from John Locke and David Hume to Sigmund Freud and Julia Kristeva.From John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)1 [The views of the English philosopher John Locke (1632a€“1704) ... There is no doubt that Locke is firmly on the a€œnurturea€ side of the perennial nature-versus-nurture debate. This debate, and the Hobbes-Locke opposition over authority and order, often underpin gothic writing on the themes of criminality, human desire, and a€œ deviance.

Title:Gothic Evolutions
Author: Corinna Wagner
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2014-06-23

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