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phenomenology to give shape to brand new spectres. As he realises that he has merely bought an illusory promise, Basil’s frustration after his marriage is revealingly couched in gothic terminology: instead of possessing Margaret, he is ‘possessed by a gloom and horror’ he cannot apprehend, his lips ‘quivering’, the nerves in his body ‘strung up to the extremest point of tension

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects
‘Transformational objects’ and the Gothic fiction of Richard Marsh

to this edition and are given in the text. 20 B. O. States, Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On The Phenomenology of Theatre (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1985), p. 35. 21 R. Marsh, The Joss: A Reversion (1901; Chicago: Valancourt, 2007), p. 26. All subsequent references are to this edition and are given in the text. 22 E. Jentsch, ‘On the psychology of the uncanny’ (1906), Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 2:1 (1997), 7–16 (p. 13). 188 ‘Transformational objects’ and the Gothic fiction of Marsh 23 Pearce

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890–1915
Narrative, affect and judgement in and across the Lolitas

extraordinary work, Libidinal Economy where naming is seen as an aspect of a broader set of questions regarding signification, and this will be addressed shortly. All novels ask their readers to help create the characters. The novels offer the words, the reader takes them in and uses them to imagine the scene, the people, the interaction. Once understood as an aspect of phenomenology as in Wolfgang Iser’s too

in Incest in contemporary literature
Minding the gap in The Winter’s Tale
Elisabeth Bronfen and Beate Neumeier

aesthetic is said to be ‘disgust’ (cf. Carroll 158). Thus feminist criticism offers an entire phenomenology of menstrual blood, milk, vomit, ‘shit, etc.’ to account for the genre’s revulsion at ‘changes of the wat’ry star’ (1.2.1) which also explains why Mamillius is such a rapt listener to his father’s misogynistic rant that there is ‘No barricado for a belly … It will let in and

in Gothic Renaissance
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fiction as such. The curious procedure which a reading of Checkmate entails bears a certain resemblance to the progressive reductions of Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology by which the entire world of nature, history and empirical fact is eliminated from an increasingly pure contemplation. If this sounds pompous one should recognise something very similar in V. S. Pritchett

in Dissolute characters

Friend , ed. Adrian Poole . Harmondsworth : Penguin . Dudley , Will ( 1999 ). Ed., Hegel and History. New York : SUNY Press . Evans , Robert and Pogge von Strandmann ( 2000 ). The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849. Oxford : Oxford University Press . Hegel , G. W. F. ( 1977 ). Phenomenology of Spirit , tr. A. V. Miller . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Hopkins , Gerard Manley ( 1970 ). The Poems of Gerard

in Interventions
Liberalism and liberalisation in the niche of nature, culture, and technology

-way, triangulated, or even multilateral nature of exchange when cultures come in contact. When we turn to cultural translation of specific works we are no longer engaged in literary appreciation, which focuses on the ontology of the masterpiece, the way that the masterpiece unfolds creatively and fits together as a whole or gestalt . Rather, we are looking at the phenomenology of a work’s circulation, including the structure of the field of transnational cultural exchanges, political or economic constraints that influence the

in Interventions
Towards the making of The Mysteries of Udolpho
Robert Miles

’s two quotations as its epigraphs. Her argument, essentially, is that the increased cultural practice of aisthesis at the end of eighteenth century reflects a larger shift in consciousness. ‘Udolpho was more than simply fashionable; it encapsulated new structures of feeling, a new model of human relations, a new phenomenology of self and other’ (Castle 1987 : 236-7). Castle is particularly struck with the ‘uncanny

in Gothic writing 1750–1820
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Shape-shifting and subjectivity

‘extensive contemporary literature’ in the humanities that focuses ‘objectively (but sometimes superficially) on “the body”‘. 1 By this, Sobchack is referring to the way the body is often thought about in an abstracted fashion, that which always belongs to someone else other than me. Counter to this, Sobchack draws on phenomenology to focus on the lived body, that is, on ‘what it means to be “embodied

in She-wolf
Towards an American ecofeminist Gothic

division of common property, to equal pay, to federal financial assistance and to abortion. 24 In her essay ‘Dirt and Desire: Essay on the Phenomenology of Female Pollution in Antiquity’, Anne Carson argues that, since Aristotle and Hippocrates, the female identity has been characterized as pliant, porous, mutable, lacking

in Ecogothic