Alan Moore and the Gothic tradition
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Viewing Alan Moore's work in relation to the Gothic tradition focuses attention on similarities across his diverse body of work, highlighting the political import of a variety of spectral or marginal continuities. The transformative capacity of literature as a device for reconnecting the human with the non-human is a central aspect of Moore's work on Swamp Thing. This work communicates an environmental politics that registers across his texts. To the extent that Moore's writing accelerates the experience of the text overflowing its own boundaries, it is constituted by the uncanny, which 'overruns, disordering any field supposedly extraneous to it'. Moore's most sustained and self-reflexive adaptations of Gothic texts and figures are The Bojeffries Saga and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.


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