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New PDF release: Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

By Marie Mulvey-Roberts

"Through an research of the physique and its oppression by way of the church, the scientific career and the nation, this e-book unearths the particular horrors mendacity underneath fictional horror in settings as different because the monastic neighborhood, slave plantation, working theatre, Jewish ghetto and battlefield trench. The booklet offers unique readings of canonical Gothic literary and picture texts together with The citadel of Otranto, The Monk, Frankenstein, Dracula and Nosferatu. This selection of fictionalised harmful our bodies is traced again to the results of the English Reformation, Spanish Inquisition, French Revolution, Caribbean slavery, Victorian clinical malpractice, eu anti-Semitism and eventually conflict, starting from the Crimean as much as the Vietnam conflict. The endangered or harmful physique lies on the centre of the conflict among sufferer and persecutor and has generated stories of terror and narratives of horror, which functionality to both salve, purge or dangerously perpetuate such oppositions. This ground-breaking e-book may be of curiosity to teachers and scholars of Gothic reports, gender and movie stories and particularly to readers attracted to the connection among background and literature."

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