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Marie Mulvey-Roberts

‘The What Is It?’, representing the polar opposite of ‘the Model Man ’. 15 At the time of Canning’s parliamentary speech, the stage version of Frankenstein at Covent Garden was double-billed with a popular comedy by Richard Cumberland called The West Indian , whose eponymous hero, Belcour, has newly arrived in London. As a Creole, he found himself in an uncomfortable social position. Another of

in Dangerous bodies
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Migrant bodies and uncanny skin
Lisa Mullen

side turning leads down to a Somali café, a Greek café, and a Pakistani café-cum-lodging house. A little farther up the street is a general store run by a French family, two hairdressers – one an Arab, the other from Trinidad – a dyer’s and cleaner’s run by a Guianese, and a Pakistani café with an African and West Indian clientele. 65 Although he was broadly sympathetic to London’s migrant populations and troubled by the xenophobic oppression they encountered, Banton’s own research methodology in this early study had a

in Mid-century gothic
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Regina Maria Roche, the Minerva Press, and the bibliographic spread of Irish gothic fiction
Christina Morin

England over Mr Vincent's plantation in the West Indies, as underlined by Edgeworth's original title: ‘Abroad and at home’. Like Belinda, Roche's Delacour eventually chooses ‘home’ in Britain over military escapades ‘abroad’, settling with Elizabeth in Scotland after being named the heir apparent to his aunt's rich estates. While Edgeworth's equivalent travelling man, Mr Vincent is, as Connolly writes, ‘tainted by his association with West Indian plantation slavery’, it is precisely Delacour's exposure to Jamaican society that enables him to cleanse

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
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Marie Mulvey-Roberts

. Chapter 2 investigates the corrupting and corrosive effects of slavery. An association already exists between slavery and the rise of Gothic fiction through the West Indian connections of the major Gothic writers, Horace Walpole, William Beckford and Matthew Lewis. 22 Mary Shelley’s new creation myth in Frankenstein draws not only on Prometheus and Adam but also, it will be argued, on the topical

in Dangerous bodies
Jim Cheshire

commissions came to Bell from Dennison’s friends the Miles family, linking Bell to the money generated by the ‘West Indian Trade’ in the eighteenth century. William Miles arrived in Bristol with virtually nothing, but after travelling to Jamaica, where he ran ‘slave-manned sugar plantations and acted as a shipping agent’, he returned to Bristol and set up as a sugar importer and refiner. 27 He died as an

in Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival