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Gothic remains : corpses, terror and anatomical culture, 1764-1897

Gothic remains : corpses, terror and anatomical culture, 1764-1897

Author: Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Gothic literary studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Gothic has always been fascinated with objects carrying with them a sense of horror - the decomposing body, the rigid corpse, the bleeding statue, the spectral skeleton -capable of creating a sublime form of beauty. This book offers an exploration of those Gothic tropes and conventions which were most thoroughly steeped in the anatomical culture of the period- from skeletons, used to understand human anatomy, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
ISBN: 178683460X 9781786834607
OCLC Number: 1138897519
Description: xiii, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Rattling bones: the skeleton in the trunk --
2. The chamber of horrors: anatomical models and the Gothic --
3. Body-snatching --
4. The pandemonium of chimeras: the medical museum --
5. Death misdiagnosed: gothic live burials --
Series Title: Gothic literary studies
Responsibility: by Laurence Talairach.


Gothic Remains: Corpses, Terror and Anatomical Culture, 1764-1897 traces anatomical culture in Gothic texts from Horace Walpole to Bram Stoker, showing how the Gothic developed and evolved alongside  Read more...


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