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  • Victorian Demons: Medicine, Masculinity, and the Gothic at the fin-de-siècle
    ISBN 0719063574 (0-7190-6357-4)
    Softcover, Manchester University Press

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    Victorian Demons provides the first extensive exploration of largely middle-class masculinities in crisis at the fin de siècle. It analyzes how ostensibly controlling models of masculinity became demonized in a variety of literary and medical contexts, revealing the period to be much more ideologically complex than has hitherto been understood. Andrew Smith demonstrates how a Gothic language of monstrosity, drawn from narratives such as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Dracula, increasingly influenced a range of medical and cultural contexts, destabilizing these apparently dominant masculine scripts. He provides a concise analysis of a range of examples relating to masculinity drawn from literary, medical, legal and sociological contexts, including Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man), the Whitechapel murders of 1888, Sherlock Holmes's London, the writings and trials of Oscar Wilde, theories of degeneration and medical textbooks on syphilis.

  • The Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion
    ISBN 0748642498 (0-7486-4249-8)
    Hardcover, Edinburgh University Press

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    A multi-disciplinary scholarly consideration of the Victorian Gothic

    These 14 chapters, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide an invaluable insight into the complex and various Gothic forms of the nineteenth century. Covering a range of diverse contexts, the chapters focus on science, medicine, Queer theory, imperialism, nationalism, and gender. Together with further chapters on the ghost story, realism, the fin de siècle, pulp fictions, sensation fiction, and the Victorian way of death, the Companion provides a thorough-going overview of the Victorian Gothic.

    An essential resource for students and scholars working on the Gothic, Victorian literature and culture, and critical theory.

    Key Features
    * First multi-authored thorough exploration of the Victorian Gothic
    * Original research in all chapters
    * Sets the agenda for future scholarship in the field
    * Pedagogically awareKey WordsVictorian, Gothic, Science, Gender, Nationalism, Death, Supernatural, Ghost, Death

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