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The Victorian Ghost Story and Theology

From Le Fanu to James

Autoren: Lehmann Imfeld, Zoe

  • Repositions theology as central to the understanding of the Victorian ghost story, which has traditionally been read in the context of Victorian agnosticism 
    Examines the work of four of the best known exponents of the Victorian ghost story
    Uses a wide variety of theological ideas from St Augustine through to modern theologians

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This book argues that theology is central to an understanding of the literary ghost story. Victorian ghost stories have traditionally been read in the context of agnosticism – as stories which reveal a society struggling with Christian orthodoxy in a new ‘Enlightened’ world. This book, however, uses theological ideas from St Augustine through to modern theologians to identify a theological journey taken by the protagonists of such stories, and charts each stage of this journey through the short stories it examines. It also proposes a theory of reader participation which creates an imaginary space in which modern epistemology is suspended. The book studies the work of four major authors of the supernatural tale: Arthur Machen, M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu and Henry James.

Über den Autor

Zoë Lehmann Imfeld is Lecturer in Modern English Literature at the University of Bern, Switzerland. She is co-editor of the volume Theology and Literature after Postmodernity.

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“This book is a most welcome intervention in Gothic Studies. The dominant reading of ghost stories has, until recently, been materialist or psychoanalytical in orientation, but thinking theologically about ghosts makes a great deal of sense. This very original, innovative study which not only takes theology seriously, but proposes a theologically sophisticated understanding of the Victorian obsession with ghosts, could open up new directions in research.” (Jarlath Killeen, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (7 Kapitel)

  • Introduction: Rethinking the Victorian Ghost Story

    Imfeld, Zoë Lehmann

    Seiten 1-12

  • Haunted by the Ghost of God—Reading Theologically

    Imfeld, Zoë Lehmann

    Seiten 13-38

  • ‘Strangely mistaking death for life’: Arthur Machen

    Imfeld, Zoë Lehmann

    Seiten 39-78

  • ‘What is this that I have done?’: M. R. James

    Imfeld, Zoë Lehmann

    Seiten 79-105

  • ‘These devils have made quite a saint of you’: Sheridan Le Fanu

    Imfeld, Zoë Lehmann

    Seiten 107-139

Dieses Buch kaufen

eBook 76,99 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30219-5
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: EPUB, PDF
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Hardcover 96,29 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30218-8
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
The Victorian Ghost Story and Theology
Buchuntertitel
From Le Fanu to James
Autoren
Copyright
2016
Verlag
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Inhaber
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30219-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30219-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30218-8
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
X, 188
Anzahl der Bilder und Tabellen
1 Abbildungen in Farbe
Themen