Search results

Female werewolves in Werewolf: The Apocalypse

part of a (dysfunctional) social unit. Like Ginger, Phoebe’s acts of violence are focused inwards on the domestic sphere, rather than outwards on random prey. 21 There has been a trend in fiction, of late, towards the association of the werewolf pack with military units and other exclusively male

in She-wolf
Abstract only
Animal magnetism – a farce?

revealed in unprecedented detail, as is his brief intervention into military surgery. The Conclusion briefly charts the hitherto obscure final years of British mesmerism. Its reading of the Victorian fin de siècle embraces not merely the representation of mesmeric practice on the stage and in fiction but considers, with reference to contemporary reports of the work of Jean-Martin Charcot in the British

in That devil's trick
E.J. Clery and Robert Miles

tyranny have been – An irresistible military standing force. An absolute command of the public purse by royal edict of taxation requiring not even the appearance of popular assent beyond the insulting claim of compulsive registration. The unconditional patronage of all offices of public trust, honour, or emolument, military and civil, together with an unbounded list of secondary

in Gothic documents
Open Access (free)
‘Gothicism’, ‘historicism’, and the overlap of fictional modes from Thomas Leland to Walter Scott

Walpole himself was seriously disaffected with British politics. Over the course of 1763 and 1764, Walpole and his much loved cousin, Henry Seymour Conway, found themselves at odds with the majority feeling in the Commons over a debate centred on the arrest of John Wilkes for seditious libel – a charge related to statements Wilkes had made about the King in the North Briton . Severe repercussions fell on Conway, who, in April 1764, was deprived of the civil and military posts he held; so enraged was Walpole at this turn of events that he resolved to overthrow a

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
Open Access (free)
Romances, novels, and the classifications of Irish Romantic fiction

ghost of Strongbow tired and stale, the Gentleman's Magazine praised White for his originality: ‘The ghost of an antient baron, who stands high in the chronicles of military renown, rehearsing his adventures, in a narration continued through several progressive nights, each of which forms a chapter, is an idea that has not been started by any other writer’. 6 White's next novel, The adventures of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (1790), also met a mixed reception owing to its striking combination of quasi-factual historical

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
Open Access (free)
Regina Maria Roche, the Minerva Press, and the bibliographic spread of Irish gothic fiction

misunderstood. 98 Following his failed military career, O’Neil finds himself imprisoned for treason after Mordaunt – disguised as the apparently benevolent Mr Wilkinson – tricks him into copying out a ‘seditious’ and ‘inflammatory’ radical tract ( The castle chapel , vol. 2, p. 41). O’Neil nevertheless naively agrees moments afterwards to deliver a packet of ‘papers of consequence’ for Mordaunt to a bookseller ( The castle chapel , vol. 2, p. 42). The receipt for this delivery bears O’Neil's name and is later used as evidence that he is the author of what he has so

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
The gothic potential of technology

later in this chapter, contrasts sharply with the fate of George Orwell’s Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four , born in ‘1944 or 1945’. 19 Winston was also born at the end of a war and the start of a new medium; but as we will see later in the chapter, this will condemn, rather than reprieve, him. It was the Second World War that precipitated the superannuation of radio telecommunication by the development of visual media. By 1944, the invention of television’s secret military doppelgänger, radar, had started to be reported obliquely in the

in Mid-century gothic
Science fiction and the futures of the body

primary criteria by which it is evaluated.’ 37 On this basis, Wyndham’s evaluation is that Farthing and Freda do constitute an admirably supportive couple, whereas the cloned family of the new Nazis, which exploits them for military purposes rather than to provide emotional sustenance, should be perceived negatively. As a corollary to this, the novel presciently speaks to legal issues surrounding familial

in Incest in contemporary literature

Michael Gamer regards Alfonso the Magnanimous (1416–58) as the most likely model for Alfonso the Good, who was praised as a military leader and commended for his morality in personal matters. See Walpole, The Castle of Otranto , ed. Gamer, p. 112. 37 Amongst the failed attempts to produce an heir was

in Dangerous bodies
The medium and media of Fatal revenge

description of Ippolito and Annibal as, essentially, Wild Geese – that is, members of the Irish Jacobite forces who travelled to the Continent after the conclusion of the Jacobite–Williamite Wars in 1691 to assume military roles in various European armies. These soldiers were instrumental in Louis XIV’s ongoing actions during the Nine Years’ War, of which the Jacobite–Williamite Wars from 1689

in Charles Robert Maturin and the haunting of Irish Romantic fiction