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The wild Irish boy and the national tale

immobilisation, Maturin’s novel purposely draws attention to romanticised paintings of the Inca chieftain Ataliba prominently hung about the ballroom in The wild Irish boy : as Jim Kelly argues, these decorations recall the reference to Peruvian history in The wild Irish girl and, like it, link Ireland’s cultural commodification with military subjugation. 61 For Owenson, Ataliba was a counter

in Charles Robert Maturin and the haunting of Irish Romantic fiction
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Location the Irish gothic novel

with more far-flung communities in order to underline the role that tourism, exile, and military travel play in the assertion of Irish national significance in the early nineteenth century. Expanding the notion of literary cartography addressed in Chapter 3 , Chapter 4 considers the materiality of Irish gothic literature, taking its cue from Andrew Piper's convincing call to ‘combin[e] an analysis of the movements and fixations of texts with the movements and fixations within texts’. 58 Such an approach enables a mapping of texts as

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
Hosting horror

, the BBC version continues to have a sense of The Man in Black’s control as he lures us in with his evocative ‘Come now …’. In addition, the US version presents the military figure Major Grant and his wife on a ‘fine summer afternoon’ while the British version focuses on the knight and his estate. Although the stories will proceed in a similar way after this, Suspense perhaps creates a less

in Listen in terror
Savage vibrations in ghost stories and D. H. Lawrence’s Kangaroo

, as a place where ‘Old England … still exists’. 50 He had wanted to leave England for Florida, but failed to obtain a certificate confirming his exemption from military service. John Doheny writes that Lawrence was drawn specifically to Zennor, in Penwith, on the north coast of Cornwall’s southernmost tip, because it ‘was as close to the edge of England as he could get’, considering that he

in Rocks of nation

lateral webs of haemocommerce. Reproductive order comes apart into bacterial and intergalactic sex, and libidino-economic interchange machinery goes micro-military’ ( Land, 1998 : 80; 86-7). The Gothic of ‘cybergothic’ is little more than a disguise to describe processes that, despite their evocations of fantasies, desires, horror and thrills, have minimal relation to any precedent: it only signifies an

in Limits of horror
Aritha van Herk and No Fixed Address

through the scene with the ‘guest speaker’ (250–52). One of the initiators and stars of the women’s movement, she has become ‘an icon, a figurehead, a priestess ... a golden Amazon ... the titan’; her listeners ‘love her, Oh they love her’ and her words ‘are tensible, they lift worlds, she has shaped these thousand bodies into one concerted effort’. The military connotations – ‘The

in Gothic Forms of Feminine Fictions
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Religion, folklore, Shakespeare
E.J. Clery and Robert Miles

.33. 6 Flavius Josephus (37-C.98), Roman military commander and historian; author of History of the Jewish War and of Antiquities of the Jews , from which the tale of Glaphyra is taken (13.4). 7 See note 1 above. 8 In 1726

in Gothic documents

). As Sander Gilman points out, the black female during the nineteenth century was defined by her sexual parts, which were pathologised. 136 The buttocks were regarded as signifiers for anomalies of the genitalia. According to myth, Nanny of the Maroons resisted British military force by catching bullets in her buttocks and farting them out. This lurid depiction of a revolutionary black woman reduces

in Dangerous bodies
Sound, horror and radio

, it was nonetheless the forerunner to the ‘long-range acoustic device’ (LRAD), an ear-splitting weapon (which can also be used as a loudhailer) developed by the US military for crowd dispersal. 4 Beck (2001) quotes plot summaries of the plays drawn from radio listings: ‘It is not dialogue, which you will

in Listen in terror
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Geological folklore and Celtic literature, from Cornwall to Scotland

military spirit’, making the Highlanders ‘the best soldiers in the service’. 88 But with the pressures triggered by the wars of the French Revolution, including increase in taxation and the price of provisions in England and the Lowlands, the Highland proprietor also increased his rent, driving out the original Highlanders. Some emigrated to Canada or the United States, but many thousands more ‘fell down

in Rocks of nation