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The Gothic CONTEXT
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Carmilla: Author + Date
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: 1871
What did Stoker name Lord Godalming after?
In 1881 the first town to use public lighting was Godalming
lesbianism and female sexuality as a threat.
The Vampyre: Author + Date
John Polidori: 1819
The Vampyre tropes
first English vampire novel and introduction of Byronic hero to gothic
alluring outsider, haunted by the past
The Monk author + date
Matthew Lewis: 1796
Frankenstein author + date
Mary Shelley: 1818
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde author + date
Robert Stevenson: 1886
Dracula author + date
Bram Stoker: 1897
similarity between Carmilla + Lucy?
both subject to ritualistic/erotic killing
similarity between Carmilla + BC
Marquis' previous wife the Russian aristocrat Carmilla
Drac's 'great wings' when descending castle wall reminiscent of?
reverse religious experience
supposed inspiration for the character of Drac?
Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia in the 15th century
importance of Drac invading London by sea?
Napoleon could not manage this at start of 1800s
what was the erl-king seen as in Scandinavian folklore?
a malevolent female spirit
quality that alternate tenses in the Erl-King creates
timeless and confusing quality
what does the alternating tenses in the Erl-King reflect?
the metamorphic and androgynous nature of the Erl-King
'Dracula' meaning in the Wallachian language?
son of the devil
common contemporary belief about women + sex?
only upper class women enjoyed sex
when did Carter Publish 'The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography'
what does Carter argue in 'The Sadeian woman and the Ideology of Pornography'?
economic inequalities are the cause of gender inequalities
when did Carter publish the Bloody Chamber collection?
when did Stoker publish 'The Gombeen Man'
what does Stoker argue in 'The Gombeen Man'? other title?
wealth is the source of all evil
'Bluebeard' author + date
Charles Perrault: 1697
moral of Perrault's Bluebeard?
female curiosity leads to retribution
how long was Stoker's editing period of Drac?
talks in London Stoker attended?
Myers' talks on Freud's experiment on the superego theory
characteristic of superego theory?
the last element of the human personality makes decisions based on the individual's inner moral fibre.
when were the Jack the Ripper murders?
when was the Aliens Act? what did it do?
1905; put restrictions on immigration for the first time
parallels between Drac + Stoker?
both potentially subject to racial prejudice moving from a 'wild' place to the capital of a vast empire
racial element highlighted in Stoker's 'The Gombeen Man'
Englishmen's inability to understand irish culture.
similarity between LOTHOL + Frankenstein?
the home reflecting the psychological state of the inhabitant
LOTHOL character is a combo of?
femme fatale + persecuted maiden
what scene was banned from being performed on stage of Drac? year?
Mina drinking dracula's blood; 1929
novel by Anne Radcliffe + date?
The Italian; 1797
characteristic of Anne Radcliffe's Gothic novels?
all supernatural rationally explained
one of Drac's LDN lairs? notorious for?
Chickstreet, Whitechapel: setting of the Jack the Ripper murders 1888
according to 1901 census, how many Rusisan/Polish jews had settled in Britain?
what did the Aliens Act characterise?
the growing national fear of untrammeled immigration from the east.
how does structure reflect Carter's focus on metamorphosis?
changing narrative tense and perspective
original 'Der Erlkonig' poem's author + date?
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: 1782.
plot of original German Erl King tale?
a supernatural being tries to take a boy away with him to the woods but upon failing, kills him in his father's arms.
a play containing Gothic features pre-emptive of the gothic movement? date?
2 connotations of the symbol of the rose?
female genitalia and the paradoxical nature of love as beautiful/intoxicating yet painful
when was the female oral contraceptive pill introduced in Britain?
year Carter died?
when was Stoker's death? what did he die of?
how were murders recorded in the media in Victorian England?
graphic to allow for the outrage of decency as well as a self-indulgent wallow in the gore.
Drac's seduction of women/drinking of blood bring what to mind?
warped image of Christ as the mother Pelican (last supper/'flock')
what were Victorian women dressed in for burial?
commonly a white robe
what is swollen lips a symptom of
when was gothic literature first produced
period of what coinciding with gothic period?
period of Enlightenment
period of enlightenment in french
le siecle des luminieres
what period were gothic texts typically set in during first gothic wave
2 societal changes that sparked the birth of the gothic
empiricism over religion and representative democracy over monarchy
what theory did Freud propose in 1919
when was a film of 'The Company of Wolves released? Carter's input?
1984; collaborated on the script
S. Roberts on Carter's uses of man and beast
'to be beast-like is to be virtuous; to become 'manly' is vicious.'
when did syhpilis reach epidemic proportions in Britain
how can syphilis be seen as a metaphor for the gothic theme of crossing boundaries/transgression
the disease's ability to cross the boundaries between the middle and working classes
origins of the vampire?
fear of the Plague, since the Middle Ages it was thought to have emanated from the east.
when did women's suffrage become a national movement
1872 with the formation of the National Society for Women's Suffrage
another term for the Englihtenment
the age of reason
the original Little Red Riding Hood author + date
Charles Perrault, 1697
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