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Accidental migrations : an archaeology of Gothic discourse

Author: Edward H Jacobs
Publisher: Lewisburg [PA] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©2000.
Series: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
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"What do the eighteenth-century Gothic novels, typified by Ann Radcliffe, have to do with sixth-century racial histories of the Ostrogoths, or with the so-called "Gothicist" historiography about England's "ancient constitution" that was prominent during the Civil War? Rethinking and adapting the theoretical framework and critical methods of Michael Foucault's archaeology of knowledge and arguments about power
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Jacobs, Edward H., 1961-
Accidental migrations.
Lewisburg [PA] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©2000
(OCoLC)606460413
Named Person: Henry St John Bolingbroke, Viscount; Horace Walpole; Jordanes; Henry St John Bolingbroke, Viscount; Horace Walpole
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward H Jacobs
ISBN: 0838754295 9780838754290
OCLC Number: 43903664
Description: 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Dispersing Gothic Discourse --
1. Jordanes's Getica and the Rhapsody of Migration; or, How the Goths Came to Kent --
2. Restituting Possibilities: Gothicist Historiography, the Public Sphere, and the Constitution of Doubt during the English Civil War Period --
3. "Time and Trouble": Bolingbroke's the Craftsman and the Gothic Tabulation of Modernity --
4. Horace Walpole and the Culture of Triviality --
5. The Gothic Library: Gothic Romances, Circulating Libraries, and the Culture of Genericism --
App. A Profile of the Publishers of Fiction in M. Heavisides's Circulating-Library Catalog (1790).
Series Title: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Edward H. Jacobs.

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"What do the eighteenth-century Gothic novels, typified by Ann Radcliffe, have to do with sixth-century racial histories of the Ostrogoths, or with the so-called "Gothicist" historiography about England's "ancient constitution" that was prominent during the Civil War? Rethinking and adapting the theoretical framework and critical methods of Michael Foucault's archaeology of knowledge and arguments about power relations, Edward Jacobs's Accidental Migrations offers a new consideration of the nature of the Gothic."

"This researched and closely argued study demonstrates how, despite their substantive and circumstantial disparity, all of the discursive traditions associated with the English word "Gothic" make language interact with the same four fundamental activities: migration, collection and display, balance, and rediscovery."--Jacket.

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