Gothic Literature (tagged articles)
Gothic Romance in The Haunting of Bly Manor: The Modern Transformation of the Victorian Gothic
Lotte de Boer - This article explores the expression of the Gothic romance genre in the 21st century, by examining Mike Flannagan’s The Haunting of Bly Manor. Very little literature focuses on contemporary expressions of this genre. The Gothic reflects the social, cultural,... Keep Reading »
Revenant Narratives and the Representation of Demonic Lovers in English Gothic Ballads
Maggie E. Sadler - The Demon-Lover functions as a significant motif in English Gothic ballad tradition, which scholar Hugh Shields articulates as a “supernatural intrusion into a narrative which is of this world” (Shields p. 107). While this intrusion implies the violent... Keep Reading »
Edgar Allan Poe and Race: Analyzing the "Absent Negro" Trope in Gothic Literature
Jennifer Celeste - Edgar Allan Poe is known for writing about a wide variety of controversial topics, such as death, murder, and addiction. However, one topic that his work tends to avoid is race and/or racism. Instead, he often chooses to include marginalized groups of people in tertiary... Keep Reading »
The Development of the Modern Author in Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto and Strawberry Hill
Megan E. Ritchie - Much contemporary literary criticism has been devoted to Horace Walpole’s novel, The Castle of Otranto; so, too, has much criticism been directed toward the author’s villa, Strawberry Hill. And yet the conversations surrounding these two entities... Keep Reading »
Ghosts of Romanticism in Neil Gaiman's Children's Fiction
Padma Jagannathan - From the point of view of childhood, modern Western society shows many parallels to the Romantic Age. While the industrial economy caused rapid changes to the landscape and lives of children, forcing millions of them into labor, the informational economy is similarly... Keep Reading »
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