The Resource Reading Gothic fiction : a Bakhtinian approach, Jacqueline Howard

Reading Gothic fiction : a Bakhtinian approach, Jacqueline Howard

Label
Reading Gothic fiction : a Bakhtinian approach
Title
Reading Gothic fiction
Title remainder
a Bakhtinian approach
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Howard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first full-length study of Gothic to be written from the perspective of Bakhtinian theory. Dr Howard uses Bakhtin's concepts of heteroglossia and dialogism in specific historical analyses of key works of the genre. Her discussions of Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, Matthew Lewis's The Monk, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein demonstrate that the discursive ambiguity of these novels is not inherently subversive, but that the political force of particular discourses is contingent upon their interaction with other discourses in the reading process. This position enables the author to intervene in feminist discussions of Gothic, which have claimed it as a specifically female genre. Dr Howard suggests a way in which feminists can appropriate Bakhtin to make politically effective readings, while acknowledging that these readings do not exhaust the novels' possibilities of meaning and reception
  • Drawing on the most up-to-date debates in literary theory, this is a sophisticated and scholarly analysis of a genre that has consistently challenged literary criticism
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.0872909
  • 823/.0872909
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.T3
LC item number
H69 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Reading Gothic fiction : a Bakhtinian approach, Jacqueline Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-302) and index
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Contents
1. Theories of the Gothic -- 2. Women and the Gothic -- 3. Gothic Sublimity: Ann Radcliffe's the Mysteries of Udolpho -- 4. Gothic Parody: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Eaton Stannard Barrett's the Heroine -- 5. Anticlerical Gothic: Matthew Lewis's the Monk -- 6. Pseudo-Scientific Gothic: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus
Control code
000010182564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780198119920
Lccn
93005220
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.b17203910
System control number
  • C01107880402
  • (OCoLC)28337998

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