The Sublime and the Domestic: Structures of Mediation in the Gothic


Incorporating the Sublime

primary excerpts:

Edmund Burke, "Of the passions which belong to SELF-PRESERVATION"
Ann Radcliffe, Romance of the Forest
Edmund Burke, "Of the SUBLIME"

secondary excerpts:

Marshall Brown, "A Philosophical View of the Gothic Novel."
David Morris, on Freud's "The Uncanny'"

Theorizing the Gothic Sublime

primary excerpts:

Ann Radcliffe, Romance of the Forest

secondary excerpts:

David Morris, "Gothic Sublimity"
Vijay Mishra, The Gothic Sublime
The Marquis de Sade, "Idee sur les Romans"
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, "The Structure of Gothic Convention"

Domesticating the Sublime

primary excerpts:

Addison, The Spectator 110 (July 6, 1711)
Horace Walpole, Castle of Otranto
Mary Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret

secondary excerpts:

Robert F. Geary, "Ann Radcliffe: The Aura of the Numinous"
Cannon Schmitt, "Techniques of Terror"
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, "Towards the Gothic: Terrorism and Homosexual Panic."
George Haggerty, "Literature and Homosexuality in the Late Eighteenth Century"

"Unspeakable" Desire

primary excerpts:

Matthew Lewis, The Monk

secondary excerpts:

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, "Towards the Gothic: Terrorism and Homosexual Panic."
George Haggerty, "Literature and Homosexuality in the Late Eighteenth Century"