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Locating the Gothic in British Modernity

Sam Wiseman

Abstract

The late-Victorian era has been extensively researched as a period of Gothic literature, and this study seeks to build upon this body of work by connecting the content of such studies to the early decades of the twentieth century. Beginning with the quintessentially urban Gothic space of fin de siècle London, as represented in classic texts such as Dracula and Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan, the study proceeds to ask how the themes and energies which emerge in this moment evolve throughout the early twentieth century. In the ghost stories of authors like M.R. James, the Edwardian era witnes ... More

Keywords: Gothic, Modernity, Modernism, Place, London, Rural Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781942954897
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781942954897.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam Wiseman, author
University of Erfurt