The spectre and the stage: reading and ethics at the intersection of psychoanalysis, the neo-Victorian, and the Gothic

Gildersleeve, Jessica (2013) The spectre and the stage: reading and ethics at the intersection of psychoanalysis, the neo-Victorian, and the Gothic. Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies, 18 3: 99-108.

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Author Gildersleeve, Jessica
Title The spectre and the stage: reading and ethics at the intersection of psychoanalysis, the neo-Victorian, and the Gothic
Journal name Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies
ISSN 1327-8746
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 99
End page 108
Total pages 10
Editor Michelle J. Smith
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A popular critical debate in recent years has concerned the significance of spectrality in neo-Victorian fiction. With reference to Freud, Derrida, and a range of neo-Victorian authors, this essay argues that the emphasis on the ways in which the past returns to haunt in the neo-Victorian permits a reading of the psychoanalytic discourse of trauma as a mode of neo-Victorian Gothic writing. By recognising the similarities between these two “genres”, we see how we might use neo-Victorian fiction as a model for developing trauma theory and understanding the ethics of representing traumatic memory and history.
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