Gothic Realities

Gothic Realities

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Eighteenth-century critics believed Gothic fiction would inspire deviant sexuality, instill heretical beliefs, and encourage antisocial violence--this book puts these beliefs to the test. After examining the assumptions behind critics' fears, it considers nineteenth-century concerns about sexual deviance, showing how Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dorian Gray, and other works helped construct homosexuality as a pathological, dangerous phenomenon. It then turns to television and film, particularly Buffy the Vampire Slayer and David DeCoteau's direct-to-video movies, to trace Gothicized.Saw 6. Directed by Kevin Greutert. 2009. Toronto: A Bigger Boat, 2009. Scarborough, Dorothy. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction. Maple Shade ... PDF (accessed Dec. 28, 2009). ... New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. _____.

Title:Gothic Realities
Author: L. Andrew Cooper
Publisher:McFarland - 2010

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