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The Resource The Gothic Child, Margarita Georgieva, University of Nice, France

The Gothic Child, Margarita Georgieva, University of Nice, France

Label
The Gothic Child
Title
The Gothic Child
Statement of responsibility
Margarita Georgieva, University of Nice, France
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The fascination with dark and deathly threatening spaces, with looming towers and bloody deeds, is now accepted as characteristic of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for children and adolescents. Although this fascination dates back to the gothic genre of the mid-18th century, at that time, the gothic genre was not regarded as suitable for children or young persons in general. However, many young authors' first literary attempts were linked to the gothic genre, and child characters were employed in many of their novels, thereby transforming the gothic into a domain with a predilection for youth. The aim of this book is to rediscover, present and analyze the usage of children in the gothic genre, spanning a period of 60 years from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) to Charles Robert Maturin's Albigenses (1824). The Gothic Child is almost exclusively based on primary sources. It examines children and childhood in a new light and updates the current definition of the gothic genre by adding to it the archetype of the gothic child. The book also contains analyses of selected films from the 20th and 21st centuries and links the major child-related themes and motifs in them to the 18th and 19th-century representation of the child. "--
  • "The fascination with dark and deathly threatening spaces, with looming towers and bloody deeds, is now accepted as characteristic of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for children and adolescents. Although this fascination dates back to the gothic genre of the mid-18th century, at that time, the gothic genre was not regarded as suitable for children or young persons in general. However, many young authors' first literary attempts were linked to the gothic genre, and child characters were employed in many of their novels, thereby transforming the gothic into a domain with a predilection for youth. The aim of this book is to rediscover, present and analyze the usage of children in the gothic genre, spanning a period of 60 years from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) to Charles Robert Maturin's Albigenses (1824). The Gothic Child is almost exclusively based on primary sources. It examines children and childhood in a new light and updates the current definition of the gothic genre by adding to it the archetype of the gothic child. The book also contains analyses of selected films from the 20th and 21st centuries and links the major child-related themes and motifs in them to the 18th and 19th-century representation of the child."--
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DLC
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Georgieva, Margarita
Dewey number
809.3/876
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3435
LC item number
.G47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • Children in literature
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • Children in literature
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
The Gothic Child, Margarita Georgieva, University of Nice, France
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Table of Figures Introduction 1. First Steps 2. 'Becoming as Little Children' 3. Experimenting with Children 4. Child Sublimation 5. The Political Child 6. The Gothic Child on Film Conclusions Bibliography
Control code
861335291
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781137306067
Lccn
2013038630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861335291
Label
The Gothic Child, Margarita Georgieva, University of Nice, France
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Table of Figures Introduction 1. First Steps 2. 'Becoming as Little Children' 3. Experimenting with Children 4. Child Sublimation 5. The Political Child 6. The Gothic Child on Film Conclusions Bibliography
Control code
861335291
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781137306067
Lccn
2013038630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861335291

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