The Resource Social reform in Gothic writing : fantastic forms of change, 1764-1834, Ellen Malenas Ledoux

Social reform in Gothic writing : fantastic forms of change, 1764-1834, Ellen Malenas Ledoux

Label
Social reform in Gothic writing : fantastic forms of change, 1764-1834
Title
Social reform in Gothic writing
Title remainder
fantastic forms of change, 1764-1834
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Malenas Ledoux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Breaking with traditional analyses of Gothic literature that limit its influence to a reactive critique of current events, Social Reform in Gothic Writing argues for a new political reading of Gothic writing from England, America, and colonial Jamaica - one that recognizes the transformative power of this popular literature. Social Reform in Gothic Writing provides a transatlantic view of Gothic literature's intervention into the public discourse surrounding seminal issues of the Revolutionary era such as women's property rights, population pressure, public health, and abolition. Informed by genre and reader-response theories, the unique contribution of Social Reform is its insistence that Gothic fantasy can have real-world political impact through documenting ideological shifts wrought by author/audience interaction and identifying the social policies that Gothic texts helped to shape. Authors examined include Horace Walpole, Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe and William Godwin"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
820.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.G68
LC item number
L43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Social reform in Gothic writing : fantastic forms of change, 1764-1834, Ellen Malenas Ledoux
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Fantastic Forms of Change -- 2. Emergent Forms: Horace Walpole, Politics, and the Eighteenth-Century Reader -- 3. A Castle of One's Own: The Architecture of Emerging Feminism -- 4. Transmuting the Baser Metals: The Post-Revolutionary Audience, Political Economy, and Gothic Forms in Godwin's St. Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century -- 5. 'Schemes of Reformation': Institutionalized Healthcare in Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn -- 6. Re-forming Genres: Negotiating Slavery in the Works of Matthew Lewis
Control code
ocn854995469
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349453924
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137302687
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
655152
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28851043
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854995469
  • pebco1137302682

Library Locations

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