Victorian Metamorhosis - From Caterpillar to Butterfly or from Butterfly to Caterpillar? Analysing Nineteenth Century Anxieties of Degeneration in British Fantastic Novels after 1859

GOERGEN MIKE

This study validates that the concept of metamorphosis served as a trope in nineteenth-century post-Darwinian fiction to display and explore anxieties of degeneration. Part I provides three historical investigations crucial to understand the literary analyses in the second part. In Part II three different genres of Victorian fiction and their respective ways of employing the concept of metamorphosis to exhibit anxieties of degeneration support Part I. First, a linguistic investigation of...
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