JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU: METAMORPHOSES AND INNOVATIONS IN GOTHIC FICTION
Notwithstanding the fact that the Anglo-Irish writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was one of the most popular writers of the British Victorian era, his name and most of his works are not well-known to a common reader. The present research investigates how the author inventively modifies traditional Gothic elements and penetrates them into human’s consciousness. Such Le Fanu’s metamorphoses and innovations make the artistic world of his prose more realistic and psychological. As a result, the article presents a comparative literary study of Le Fanu’s text manipulations which seem to lead to the creation of Le Fanu’s own kind of “psychological” Gothic.
Answers.com. (2011). Sheridan Le Fanu. Retrieved January 10, 2011 from answers.com: http://www.answers.com/topic/sheridan-le-fanu
Bleiler, E. F. (1971). Five Victorian Ghost Novels. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc.
Bleiler, E.F. (1964). Best Ghost Stories of J .Sh. Le Fanu. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc.
Bowen, E. (1947). Uncle Silas by Sheridan Le Fanu. London, England: The Cresset Press.
Bowen, E. (1968). The House by the Churchyard by Sheridan Le Fanu. London, England: Anthony Blond.
Custred, G. (2009). Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish Writer and Innovator in the Gothic Literary Tradition. Interlitteraria, 1 (14), 182-195. Tartu, Estonia: Tartu University Press.
Ellis, M. (2000). The History of Gothic Fiction. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press.
eNotes. (2010). Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan (1814 - 1873) - Introduction. Retrieved February 16, 2010 from eNotes.com: http://www.enotes.com/gothic-literature/le-fanu-joseph-sheridan/introduction
Hogle, J. E. (2006). Gothic Literature: a Gale Critical Companion. (Vol.2.). Detroit, MI: Thomson Gale.
Mighall, R. (2003). A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History’s Nightmares. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.001.0001
Milbank, A. (2002). Daughters of the House: Modes of the Gothic in Victorian Fiction. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.
Nalecz-Wojtczak, J. (1987). The Old and the New in the Victorian Ghost Story. Acta Univ. lodziensis. Folia litteraria. 18, 87-99.
Punter, D. (1996). The Literature of Terror. London, England: Peter Nevill. PMCid:PMC163638
Purchase, S. (2006). Key Concepts in Victorian Literature. Hampshire, England: Palgrave MacMillan. PMid:17189769
Thomson, D. (2002). Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Todorov, T. (1987). The Fantastic: a Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Wagenkneght, E. (1991). Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction. New York, NY: Greenwood Press.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 - CC BY 3.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iseic.cz, ojs.journals.cz