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Ed Cameron

Ed Cameron‘s essay offers a Lacanian interpretation of the development of the eighteenth-century Gothic novel. Tracing the movement from Horace Walpole to Ann Radcliffe and Mathew Lewis, the essay argues that the Gothic supernatural machinery figures that which is immanent yet inaccessible to the narrative structure. Reading the supernatural as a literary delimitation of the excessive enjoyment of the Lacanian symbolic order, Cameron illustrates how the different manner by which each novelist relegates his or her specific use of the supernatural corresponds to different psychoanalytically recognized psychopathological structures.

Gothic Studies
Scripts for slavery’s endings
Anita Rupprecht

secured in order for the Caribbean plantations to survive and prosper maybe hints at a long-held colonial anxiety that perhaps things might not work out. 77 from slavery to indenture Perhaps unexpectedly, Madden’s reflections about a possible conciliation between masters and workers leads him to eulogise about the success of Mathew Lewis’s so-called enlightened plantership in 1815 and 1817, instead of any earlier experiment in ‘freeing’ the enslaved. Lewis had (reluctantly) inherited two plantations, and when he arrived in Jamaica in 1815 he found his properties in

in Emancipation and the remaking of the British imperial world