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Title: The gaze and subjectivity in fin de siècle Gothic fiction
Author: Foster, Paul Graham
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Chester
Date of Award: 2007
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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'.
Supervisor: Baker, Brian Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.542494  DOI: Not available
Keywords: fin-de-siecle Gothic fiction ; Gothic novels ; gaze ; The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ; Island of Dr Moreau ; Dracula
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