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The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction
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The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction

Jarlath Killeen

Abstract

Ireland is a strange, but also a frightening, place – or so you are led to believe by popular culture which trades in a now traditional view of Ireland as a site of queer goings on. Recent horror films like Hellboy II merely recycle a very recognisable trope in cinematic tradition which associates Ireland with either quaint Celtic charm or grand Gothic guignol. While the cinematic incarnation of these Gothic Irish associations is relatively recent, it draws on a long history of such representations in literary terms, a tradition that goes back to the beginnings of the genre in the mid-eighteen ... More

Keywords: Gothic, Ireland, eighteenth century, Anglican, gothic theory, Patriots, Thomas Leland, monsters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748690800
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690800.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jarlath Killeen, author
Trinity College Dublin

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