Of evil monks, vampires and zombies: how social and cultural crises from the French Revolution to 9/11 have affected the ever-changing face of the monstrous Other in the Gothic

by Martiny Laurent

In this thesis I will analyse and compare how the Gothic genre, in particular Gothic literature, has evolved, and how its representations of the monstrous other have been exposing Western society’s divided nature, including its repressed guilt, shame and fears. In the first part I will focus on the first wave of Gothic literature, which is marked by Protestant authors such as Matthew Lewis and Charles Maturin, whose novels The Monk (1796) and Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) clearly reflect...
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