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

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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
Genre
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Hurley, Kelly
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and science
  • Horror tales, English
  • Degeneration in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Materialism in literature
  • Sex in literature
Label
The Gothic body : sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle, Kelly Hurley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) 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
  • 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.
  • Introduction: The Abhuman
  • 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.
  • Pt. I.
  • "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
  • The Gothic Material World.
  • 1.
  • The revenge of matter.
  • 2.
  • Symptomatic readings
  • Pt. II.
Control code
34412558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780521552592
Lccn
96007337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Gothic body : sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle, Kelly Hurley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) 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
  • 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.
  • Introduction: The Abhuman
  • 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.
  • Pt. I.
  • "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
  • The Gothic Material World.
  • 1.
  • The revenge of matter.
  • 2.
  • Symptomatic readings
  • Pt. II.
Control code
34412558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780521552592
Lccn
96007337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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