The gaze and subjectivity in fin de siècle Gothic fiction

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/73257
Title:
The gaze and subjectivity in fin de siècle Gothic fiction
Authors:
Foster, Paul G.
Abstract:
This thesis is concerned with the importance of the gaze in fin-de-siecle Gothic. One of the ways in which the importance of the gaze manifests itself is in the central role of the onlooker like Enfield, Utterson or Lanyon in Robert Louis Stevenson's Stange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Prendick In H.G. Well's Island of Dr Moreau (1896), or Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897). As their appelation suggests, Wells's Beast Men confound the distinction between the human and the animal, which is also the case with 'Beast Men' like Hyde and Dracula. A central concern of the thisis is the perceptual drama that is involved in looking at the spectacle of the monstrous body, for excample, as the onlooker struggles to get to grips with the challenge to representation posed by these 'Beast Men'.
Advisors:
Baker, Brian
Publisher:
University of Liverpool (University of Chester)
Publication Date:
19-Mar-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/73257
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorBaker, Brian-
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Paul G.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-10T11:53:17Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-10T11:53:17Z-
dc.date.issued2007-03-19-
dc.identifieruk.bl.ethos.542494-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/73257-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is concerned with the importance of the gaze in fin-de-siecle Gothic. One of the ways in which the importance of the gaze manifests itself is in the central role of the onlooker like Enfield, Utterson or Lanyon in Robert Louis Stevenson's Stange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Prendick In H.G. Well's Island of Dr Moreau (1896), or Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897). As their appelation suggests, Wells's Beast Men confound the distinction between the human and the animal, which is also the case with 'Beast Men' like Hyde and Dracula. A central concern of the thisis is the perceptual drama that is involved in looking at the spectacle of the monstrous body, for excample, as the onlooker struggles to get to grips with the challenge to representation posed by these 'Beast Men'.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Liverpool (University of Chester)en
dc.subjectfin-de-siecle Gothic fictionen
dc.subjectGothic novelsen
dc.subjectgazeen
dc.subjectThe strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hydeen
dc.subjectIsland of Dr Moreauen
dc.subjectDraculaen
dc.titleThe gaze and subjectivity in fin de siècle Gothic fictionen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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