The Resource The Gothic body : sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle, Kelly Hurley

The Gothic body : sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle, Kelly Hurley

Label
The Gothic body : sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle
Title
The Gothic body
Title remainder
sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Hurley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book accounts for the resurgence of Gothic, and its immense popularity, during the British fin de siecle. Kelly Hurley explores a key scenario that haunts the genre: the loss of a unified and stable human identity, and the emergence of a chaotic and transformative "abhuman" identity in its place. She shows that such representations of gothic bodices are strongly indebted to those found in nineteenth-century biology and social medicine, evolutionism, criminal anthropology, and degeneration theory. Gothic is revealed as a highly productive and speculative genre, standing in opportunistic relation to nineteenth-century scientific and social theories
Dewey number
823/.0872909
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.T3
LC item number
H87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
8
Label
The Gothic body : sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle, Kelly Hurley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-199) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
  • glg
Contents
Introduction: The Abhuman -- Pt. I. The Gothic Material World. 1. The revenge of matter. 2. Symptomatic readings -- Pt. II. Gothic Bodies. 3. Evolutionism and the loss of human specificity. 4. Entropic bodies. 4.1. Degenerate sub-species. 4.2. Abjecting whiteness: H. G. Wells' The Time Machine. 5. Chaotic bodies. 5.1. The body as palimpsest. 5.2. "Generalized animalism": Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau -- Pt. III. Gothic Sexualities. 6. Uncanny female interiors. 6.1. "The inner chambers of all nameless sin": Richard Marsh's The Beetle. 7. Abjected masculinities. 8. Narrative chaos. 8.1. The Three Imposters: Arthur Machen's urban chaosmos
Control code
000012240695
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 203 p.
Isbn
9780521552592
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
96007337
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.b1766908x
System control number
  • C01108133117
  • (OCoLC)34412558

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