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Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Elisabeth Bronfen and Beate Neumeier


This collection of essays by scholars in Renaissance and Gothic studies traces the lines of connection between Gothic sensibilities and the discursive network of the English Renaissance. The essays explore three interrelated issues: 1. Early modern texts trouble hegemonic order by pitting the irrational against the rational, femininity against patriarchal authority, bestiality against the human, insurgency against authoritative rulership, and ghostly visitation against the world of the living. As such they anticipate the destabilization of categories to flourish in the Gothic period. 2. The Go ... More

Keywords: Gothic, Renaissance, supernatural, monstrous, uncertainty, terror/horror, uncanny, abject, magical thinking, cultural transformations

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088636
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Bronfen, editor

Beate Neumeier, editor

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