The Madwoman in the Attic, The Madman In Your Head

Gothic, gothic everywhere…

Very pleased to find this article based on @TheLitCritGuy’s paper at the Gothic Manchester Festival Conference, which I missed because I was in Limerick.

TheLitCritGuy

Conference Q&A sessions can get a little extreme... Conference Q&A sessions can get a little extreme…

I’ve always had an interest in more modern incarnation of Gothic culture and texts. However, with a thesis that focuses on the 19th century this will be my final post for a while on modern Gothic TV. The following is based of the text of a paper I gave at the Gothic Manchester Festival Conference held at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in October 2014

There is in literary history a well-established pattern of combining evil with specific places – throughout literature and culture, certain locations are closely linked with encounters with the morally dubious and supernatural – something Professor Christopher Partridge refers to as ‘occulture.’ This particular intersection of interests lends itself quite naturally to Gothic studies. Since 1757 and Burke’s “Philosophical Enquiry” place has been positioned as a means of affecting the self, whether they be the reader or characters within…

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