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by Jane Aaron

eBook Welsh Gothic (Gothic Literary Studies) download ISBN: 0708326072
Author: Jane Aaron
Publisher: University of Wales Press (August 15, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1924 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism

Jane Aaron’s magisterial monograph brings to light just how thoroughly Wales was gothicized, from Mary . This comprehensive and bold work of scholarship will change the way we think about both the history of gothic and Welsh writing in English. Caroline Franklin, Swansea University).

Jane Aaron’s magisterial monograph brings to light just how thoroughly Wales was gothicized, from Mary Robinson to Arthur Machen, Caradoc Evans to Gwyn Thomas, and through to Ruth Bidgood. A necessity for any thorough study of the Gothic literature of the British Isles.

Welsh Gothic, the first study of its kind, introduces readers to the array of Welsh Gothic literature published from 1780 to the present day. Informed by postcolonial and psychoanalytic theory, it argues that many of the fears encoded in Welsh Gothic writing are specific to the history of Welsh people, telling us much about the changing ways in which Welsh people have historically seen themselves and been perceived by others. The first part of the book explores Welsh Gothic writing from its beginnings in the last decades of the eighteenth century to 1997.

Calling on postcolonial and psychoanalytic theory, Jane Aaron argues that many of the fears encoded in Welsh Gothic writing are specific to the history of the Welsh and reveal much about the varying ways in which the Welsh people have been perceived and have viewed themselves throughout history.

Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013. Aaron's purpose in writing this book is, as stated in the prologue, "to demonstrate the fact that Welsh Gothic writing exists in abundance and that it has much to tell us about the changing ways in which Welsh people have historically seen themselves and been perceived by others" (9). Aaron aims to give Welsh Gothic the recognition and cultural significance that until. now it has not been accorded.

Welsh Gothic "introduces readers to the array of Welsh Gothic literature published from 1780 to the present day. Calling on postcolonial and psychoanalytic theory, Jane Aaron argues that many of the fears encoded in Welsh Gothic writing are specific to the history of the Welsh and reveal much about the varying ways in which the Welsh people have been perceived and have viewed themselves throughout history.

Gothic Literature - Study Guide. Nothing makes you feel more alive than getting a good scare by a horror story! Gothic Fiction has a long history, and remains popular to this day. We hope this guide is particularly useful for teachers and students to explore the genre and read some great stories. The Pit and the Pendulum. Overview of Gothic Literature.

Welsh Gothic, the first study of its kind, introduces readers to the array of. .Jane Aaron is Professor of English at the University of South Wales.

Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.

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Elements of Gothic literature are characterized by ominous settings, wicked characters, and the supernatural. The term Gothic was first used in conjunction with a Medieval style of ornate and intricate architecture that originated in France around the 12th century

Elements of Gothic literature are characterized by ominous settings, wicked characters, and the supernatural. Explore the anatomy of the 18th century genre. The term Gothic was first used in conjunction with a Medieval style of ornate and intricate architecture that originated in France around the 12th century. It wasn’t until the Romantic era in the late 18th century that the word was applied to literature. The first mention of Gothic literature appeared in English writer Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto, published in 1764. Walpole applied the word in the subtitle, A Gothic Story.

Welsh Gothic introduces readers to the array of Welsh Gothic literature published from 1780 to the present day. Calling on postcolonial and psychoanalytic theory, Jane Aaron argues that many of the fears encoded in Welsh Gothic writing are specific to the history of the Welsh and reveal much about the varying ways in which the Welsh people have been perceived and have viewed themselves throughout history. The first part of the book explores Welsh Gothic writing from its beginnings in the last decades of the eighteenth century to 1997. The second part focuses on the figures specific to the Welsh Gothic genre who have entered literature from folklore and local superstition, such as the sin-eater, hellhounds, dark druids, and Welsh witches.