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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Degeneration, Normativity and the Gothic at the Fin de Siècle

Authors: Karschay, S.

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This exciting new study looks at degeneration and deviance in nineteenth-century science and late-Victorian Gothic fiction. The questions it raises are as relevant today as they were at the nineteenth century's fin de siecle: What constitutes the norm from which a deviation has occurred? What exactly does it mean to be 'normal' or 'abnormal'?

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Stephan Karschay is Lecturer in English Literature and British Cultural Studies at the University of Passau, Germany. His main research interests are the relationship between literature and science in the nineteenth century, the Gothic in literature and film, and the cultural representation of scandal.

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“Stephan Karschay examines the prominent questions posed by degeneration theory–what causes human deviance and how can it be detected–by tracing the complex development of degeneration theory … . Degeneration, Normativity and the Gothic at the Fin de Siècle offers readers a productive place to begin interdisciplinary endeavors in Gothic literature, science, and the genealogy of degeneration theory.” (Sharla Hutchison, English Literature in Transition, Vol. 59 (3), January, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Karschay, Stephan

    Pages 1-29

  • Degeneration and the Victorian Sciences

    Karschay, Stephan

    Pages 30-84

  • Detecting the Degenerate: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan

    Karschay, Stephan

    Pages 85-123

  • Othering the Degenerate: Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Richard Marsh’s The Beetle

    Karschay, Stephan

    Pages 124-167

  • Normalising the Degenerate: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Marie Corelli’s The Sorrows of Satan

    Karschay, Stephan

    Pages 168-208

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eBook $79.99
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Softcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Degeneration, Normativity and the Gothic at the Fin de Siècle
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45033-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137450333
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45032-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49699-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 304
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