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George Haggerty examines the ways in which gothic fiction centers on loss as the foreclosure of homoerotic possibility and the relationship between transgressive sexual behaviors and a range of religious behaviors understood as 'Catholic'.

Author: George E. Haggerty

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252073533

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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Because gothic fiction was the one semi-respectable genre that regularly explored sexual and social transgressions during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, George Haggerty's Queer Gothic argues that it makes sense to consider the ways in which gothic fiction itself helped to shape thinking about sexual matters, create the darker shadows of the dominant fiction, and jump-start the age of sexology. Haggerty examines a variety of issues, including the ways in which gothic fiction centers on loss as the foreclosure of homoerotic possibility, the uses to which same-sex desire can be put in a patriarchal culture, and the relationship between transgressive sexual behaviors and a range of religious behaviors understood as "Catholic." Other chapters consider the erotic implications of gothic millenialism and move beyond the eighteenth century to discuss gothic fiction in the 1890s and 1990s, including Henry James's The Ambassadors, Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles, and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Sedgwick, Coherence of Gothic Conventions, ix. 18. Kilgour, Gothic Novel, 8. 19.
Fincher, Queering Gothic, 4. 20. Sedgwick, Tendencies, 7. 21. Haggerty, Queer
Gothic, 2. 22. Palmer's The Queer Uncanny rests on the foundational claim that ...

Author: Laura Westengard

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202048

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In Gothic Queer Culture, Laura Westengard proposes that contemporary U.S. queer culture is gothic at its core. Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought—including ghosts embedded in queer theory, shadowy crypts in lesbian pulp fiction, monstrosity and cannibalism in AIDS poetry, and sadomasochism in queer performance—Westengard argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic. Gothic Queer Culture examines the material effects of marginalization, exclusion, and violence and explains why discourse around the complexities of genders and sexualities repeatedly returns to the gothic. Westengard places this queer knowledge production within a larger framework of gothic queer culture, which inherently includes theoretical texts, art, literature, performance, and popular culture. By analyzing queer knowledge production alongside other forms of queer culture, Gothic Queer Culture enters into the most current conversations on the state of gender and sexuality, especially debates surrounding negativity, anti-relationalism, assimilation, and neoliberalism. It provides a framework for understanding these debates in the context of a distinctly gothic cultural mode that acknowledges violence and insidious trauma, depathologizes the association between trauma and queerness, and offers a rich counterhegemonic cultural aesthetic through the circulation of gothic tropes.
2019-10-01 By Laura Westengard

'cosmopolitan continental outlook and, in particular, her love and deep
knowledge of Italy, her adopted homeland'.12 Not only was Italy Lee's adopted
homeland, it also offered her a queer space on numerous levels: many of her
queer Gothic ...

Author: Ardel Haefele-Thomas

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9780708324660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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Queer Others in Victorian Gothic: Transgressing Monstrosity explores the intersections of Gothic, cultural, gender, queer, socio-economic and postcolonial theories in nineteenth-century British representations of sexuality, gender, class and race. From mid-century authors like Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell to fin-de-siècle writers such as J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Florence Marryat and Vernon Lee, this study examines the ways that these Victorian writers utilized gothic horror as a proverbial ‘safe space’ in which to grapple with taboo social and cultural issues. This work simultaneously explores our current assumptions about a Victorian culture that was monolithic in its disdain for those who were ‘other’.
2012-01-03 By Ardel Haefele-Thomas

Genres appear to confine what was already a subgenre of the developing realist
novel to new subgenres in the shape of 'female Gothic', 'postcolonial Gothic', '
queer Gothic', 'Gothic science fiction', 'urban Gothic', thereby both classifying it in

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859916197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.
2001 By Fred Botting

1 Queer Identity and Sexual Desire: Reading Vathek as a Gothic Novel Roger
Lonsdale ́s observation on Gothic tendencies in Vathek by William Beckford
implies a certain disapproval of this reading: “Although later literary historians
have ...

Author: Franz Kröber

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656168850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 7

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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Kent (School of English), course: Eighteenth-Century Literature, 1750-1830, language: English, abstract: To a certain extent, horror and fear in "Vathek" by William Beckford are caused by the anxiety of the unknown. Reading Vathek as a queer Gothic novel helps to uncover both the desire for and the fear and condemnation of a non-heterosexual identity or desire. This essay will give evidence for the thesis that the typical Gothic motifs of queer sexual and gender identity as well as the anxiety and desire aroused by it are mirrored in Beckford ́s novel. For this reason, a brief definition of queer Gothic and sexuality in Gothic fiction will precede an analysis of Gulchenrouz and the fifty boys, Vathek, and the Giaour regarding their sexual and gender identity.
2012-04-12 By Franz Kröber

Queer Gothic.c Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Engages with the queer in the
genre, with a closing emphasis on twentieth-century American texts. Hughes, W.,
and A. Smith (eds.) (2009). Queering the Gothicc. Manchester: Manchester ...

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118608425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available
2013-09-10 By Charles L. Crow

queer. limits”. in. the. modern. Gothic. The Gothic has a long history of playing
with uncertainties about sexual differences, inevitable in a literature that relies on
secret identities and misleading appearances. When Walpole's Prince Manfred ...

Author: Jerrold E. Hogle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107023567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Explores the Gothic across literature, film, and cyberspace, revealing how it has proliferated since 1900 as an expression of modernity.
2014-12-04 By Jerrold E. Hogle

Author: Mair Rigby


ISBN: OCLC:870420007

Category: Gender identity in literature

Page: 494

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2006 By Mair Rigby

Chapter 4 "I was queer company enough — quite as queer as the company I
received": The Queer Gothic of Henry James and Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Biographically, the relationship of James and Gilman to one another can at best
be ...

Author: Professor Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409475880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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Taking as its point of departure recent insights about the performative nature of genre, The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic challenges the critical tendency to accept at face value that gothic literature is mainly about fear. Instead, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also about judgment: how to judge and what happens when judgment is confronted with situations that defy its limits. Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Gilman, and James all shared a concern with the political and ideological debates of their time, but tended to approach these debates indirectly. Thus, Monnet suggests, while slavery and race are not the explicit subject matter of antebellum works by Poe and Hawthorne, they nevertheless permeate it through suggestive analogies and tacit references. Similarly, Melville, Gilman, and James use the gothic to explore the categories of gender and sexuality that were being renegotiated during the latter half of the century. Focusing on "The Fall of the House of Usher," The Marble Faun, Pierre, The Turn of the Screw, and "The Yellow Wallpaper," Monnet brings to bear minor texts by the same authors that further enrich her innovative readings of these canonical works. At the same time, her study persuasively argues that the Gothic's endurance and ubiquity are in large part related to its being uniquely adapted to rehearse questions about judgment and justice that continue to fascinate and disturb.

Eighteen contemporary queer Gothic stories guaranteed to captivate and thrill the reader.

Author: Celine Frohn


ISBN: 1916366929

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Eighteen contemporary queer Gothic stories guaranteed to captivate and thrill the reader.
2020-02-28 By Celine Frohn

In the case of theessays onfemininities, masculinitiesand queer Gothic our
selection hasbeenmade on the grounds that the subject matterencompasses
bothtraditional Gothic thematics and a significantcritical tradition.Gothic childrenis

Author: Catherine Spooner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134151028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age. The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on: the history of Gothic gothic throughout the English-speaking world i.e. London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent key themes and concepts ranging from hauntings and the uncanny; Gothic femininities and queer Gothic gothic in the modern world, from youth to graphic novels and films. With ideas for further reading, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture.
2007-10-08 By Catherine Spooner

Haggerty, George E. “The Gothic Novel, 1764–1824.” In The Columbia
Historyofthe BritishNovel. Ed.John Richetti.New York,NY: Columbia University
Press, 1994.220–46. ———. and Press, 2006. Hansberry, Queer Gothic. Urbana
Chicago ...

Author: M. Wester

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137315281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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This new critique of contemporary African-American fiction explores its intersections with and critiques of the Gothic genre. Wester reveals the myriad ways writers manipulate the genre to critique the gothic's traditional racial ideologies and the mechanisms that were appropriated and re-articulated as a useful vehicle for the enunciation of the peculiar terrors and complexities of black existence in America. Re-reading major African American literary texts such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of One Blood, Cane, Invisible Man, and Corregidora African American Gothic investigates texts from each major era in African American Culture to show how the gothic has consistently circulated throughout the African American literary canon.
2012-11-09 By M. Wester

In the nineteenth century, most Gothic narratives that can be read as having
either overtly or covertly queer themes or characters are bound up in familial
worries, medical diagnoses (including scientific experimentation) or legal
discourses.1 In ...

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The first multi-disciplinary scholarly consideration of the Victorian Gothic These 14 chapters, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide an invaluable insight into the complex and various Gothic forms of the nineteenth century. Covering a range of diverse contexts, the chapters focus on science, medicine, Queer theory, imperialism, nationalism, and gender. Together with further chapters on the ghost story, realism, the fin de sic e, pulp fictions, sensation fiction, and the Victorian way of death, the Companion provides the most complete overview of the Victorian Gothic to date.The book is an essential resource for students and scholars working on the Gothic, Victorian literature and culture, and critical theory.Key Features*First multi-authored thorough exploration of the Victorian Gothic*Original research in all chapters*Sets the agenda for future scholarship in the field*Pedagogically awareKey WordsVictorian, Gothic, Science, Gender, Nationalism, Death, Supernatural, Ghost, Death
2014-05-21 By Andrew Smith

Queer. Gothic. George. E. Haggerty. Gothic Fiction Gothic fiction emerged rather
suddenly as a popular form of British fiction in the later years of the eighteenth
century, starting with Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) and
extending ...

Author: Paula R. Backscheider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405192453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 556

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A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts. An up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel Furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context Foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century Explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy Covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science Considers both canonical and non-canonical literature
2009-10-19 By Paula R. Backscheider

Queer. Gothic. Soaps. Dante's. Cove. (2005–2007). and. The. Lair. (2007–2009).
Darren ElliottSmith Academic studies ofmalehomosexuality in horror film and
television have often been focused on gay masculinity as subtextual and
symbolic ...

Author: M. Stewart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137319852

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics.
2014-07-03 By M. Stewart

Haggerty, George E. Queer Gothic. Urbana: U Illinois P, 2006. Hansard, T. C. The
Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time. Vol. 32:
Comprising the Period from the First Day of February to the Sixth Day of March,

Author: Kamilla Elliott

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421408644

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Traditionally, kings and rulers were featured on stamps and money, the titled and affluent commissioned busts and portraits, and criminals and missing persons appeared on wanted posters. British writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, however, reworked ideas about portraiture to promote the value and agendas of the ordinary middle classes. According to Kamilla Elliott, our current practices of "picture identification" (driver’s licenses, passports, and so on) are rooted in these late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century debates. Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction examines ways writers such as Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, and C. R. Maturin as well as artists, historians, politicians, and periodical authors dealt with changes in how social identities were understood and valued in British culture—specifically, who was represented by portraits and how they were represented as they vied for social power. Elliott investigates multiple aspects of picture identification: its politics, epistemologies, semiotics, and aesthetics, and the desires and phobias that it produces. Her extensive research not only covers Gothic literature’s best-known and most studied texts but also engages with more than 100 Gothic works in total, expanding knowledge of first-wave Gothic fiction as well as opening new windows into familiar work.
2012-12-01 By Kamilla Elliott

Wisker identifies these as themeans by whichcontemporary womenwriters of
queer Gothic fiction destabilize social hierarchies and gender categories (127).
Moreover, Wisker argues that queer Gothic contains lesbian characters
preciselyfor ...

Author: R. Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137020758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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This book investigates male writers' use of female voices and female writers' use of male voices in literature and theatre from the 1850s to the present, examining where, how and why such gendered crossings occur and what connections may be found between these crossings and specific psychological, social, historical and political contexts.
2012-05-21 By R. Kim

45 THE HAUNTED CLOSET Henry James's queer spectrality John Fletcher
Source : Textual Practice 14 ( 1 ) ( Spring 2000 ) : 53-80 . The work of Henry
James is one of the places where contemporary gay or ' queer ' criticism has
elaborated a ...

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041525115X

Category: Gothic revival (Literature)

Page: 346

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This collection brings together key writings which convey the breadth of what is understood to be Gothic, and the ways in which it has produced, reinforced, and undermined received ideas about literature and culture. In addition to its interests in the late eighteenth-century origins of the form, this collection anthologizes path-breaking essays on most aspects of gothic production, including some of its nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century manifestations across a broad range of cultural media.
2004 By Fred Botting

That is why gothic fiction remains as queer as it is, and it also suggests why and
how gothic remains to challenge the status quo and at the same time to expand
its purview. —George Haggerty, Queer Gothic 10 This time, the artery in Manilla's

Author: Phyllis M. Betz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786486144

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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Science fiction has long been a haven for lesbian writers, allowing them to use the genre to discuss their marginalized status. This critical work examines how lesbian authors have used the structures and conventions of science fiction to embody characters, relationships and other themes that relate to their experience as the quintessential Other in the broader culture. Topics include lesbian gothic, fantasy, science fiction, mixed genre texts and historical background for the works discussed. A vital addition to the scholarship on homosexuality and culture.
2014-01-10 By Phyllis M. Betz

... it was which are designed in very queer Gothic . changed . Mr. Jackson rightly
remarks , never called upon to meet such requirements . " We are not quite sure
that had the energies of those who build in this style been de sensible course that



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