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Miles, Robert 1953-

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Works: 21 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 2,175 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Cross-cultural studies  Sources  Feminist fiction 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor, jt ;
Classifications: PR5202, 823.6
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Publications by Robert Miles
Most widely held works by Robert Miles
Gothic writing, 1750-1820 : a genealogy by Robert Miles( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Gothic writing has enjoyed a revival in recent years and many lesser-known titles have been republished. Traditional approaches analysed the Gothic in terms of escapist fantasy or as an unconscious reaction against the Enlightenment. In this provocative and timely study Robert Miles challenges this view and argues that the could read Gothic texts as self-conscious interventions. Drawing extensively on the ideas of Michel Foucault he situates Gothic writing within the discursive tensions of the period and by looking not just at novels, but Gothic poems and dramas he effectively takes the Gothic from the periphery of 'popular fiction', replacing it at the centre or debate about Romanticism
Ann Radcliffe : the great enchantress by Robert Miles( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Gothic documents : a sourcebook, 1700-1820 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
In the 1790s, Britain was struck by a reading revolution, a taste for terror fiction. How is it that the age of Enlightenment gave rise to the genre of the literary ghost story? This book seeks to answer this and other questions
Romantic misfits by Robert Miles( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Perhaps the most significant event of the Romantic period was the explosion in print media. In an age of personality, writers strove for attention by dramatising their status as a 'neglected genius', someone who wrote, not for the mass-market or for profit, but for the discerning few. 'Romantic misfit' is the common term for this modern identity. However, where all Romantics are misfits, some misfits did not fit. Romantic Misfits probes the modern institutionalisation of Literature by examining this process of inclusion and exclusion as it happened among first generation Romantics, where the tension between the late Enlightenment and its Romantic 'counter' was at its most acute. A recurring theme of Romantic Misfits is that Romanticism was institutionalised among the ruins of the public sphere, and that civic engagement was a casualty of the transcendental aesthetics that arose to buttress a new, exclusive conception of Literature
The Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
8 editions published between 1796 and 2004 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Schedoni, a sinister monk, contrives to prevent the marriage of Vincentio di Vivaldi to Ellena Rosalba, at the request of Vincentio's mother
Teaching creative writing : theory and practice ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen by Robert Miles( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë by Robert Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Racism and political action in Britain by Robert Miles( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Labour and racism by Annie Phizacklea( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Waldorf; or, The dangers of philosophy by Sophia Fortnum( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Gothic writing 1764-1850 : Towards a genealogy by Robert Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Penguin Classics Introduction to The Italian by Ann Radcliffe by Robert Miles( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Anti-Jacobin novels by Sophia King( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Capitalism and unfree labour : anomaly or necessity? by Robert Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Shadow and Voice : The Vampire's Debt to Secular Modernity by Luke R. J Maynard( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The past few years have seen a renewed critical interest in the vampires and vampirism of English literature, owing both to their growing influence in popular culture and a more inclusive reordering of the literary canon. Much of this recent work has typically approached vampirism through a psychoanalytic lens inherited from Gothic criticism, characterized by a dependence on Freud, Lacan, and Foucault, and often by a model of crisis in which these supernatural figures of terror are supposed to symbolize cultural anxieties with varying degrees of historicity.This dissertation builds upon the narrative of secularization set out in Charles Taylor's recent work, A Secular Age, to answer the need for a new and alternative narrative of what function the vampire serves within English literature, and how it came to prominence there. The literary history of vampirism is reconsidered in light of the new sociological observations made by Taylor, hinging upon two key methodological principles: first, that Taylor's new secularization narrative has the potential to reshape the way we think of literature in general and our literary relationship to the supernatural in particular; and second, that the fiction generated during this period of upheaval has much more to tell us about secularization, broadening our understanding of the ideological shifts and changing relationships to the supernatural that brought forth this uniquely modern monster in literature
"A creditable establishment" the irony of economics in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park by Kandice Sharren( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This thesis contextualises Austen's novel within the issues of political economy contemporary to its publication, especially those associated with an emerging credit economy. It argues that the problem of determining the value of character is a central one and the source of much of the novel's irony: the novel sets the narrator's model of value against the models through which the various other characters understand value. Through language that represents character as the currency and as a commodity in a credit economy, Mansfield Park engages with the problems of value raised by an economy influx. Austen uses this slipperiness of language to represent social interactions as a series of intricate economic transactions, revealing the irony of social exchanges and the expectations they engender, both within and without the context of courtship
Gothic Wordsworth by Robert Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jane Austenová by Robert Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
Towards a genealogy of gothic writing, 1750-1825 by Robert Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Miles, Robert Doyle 1953-
Languages
English (68)
Czech (1)
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