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date: 02 August 2021

p. 879. The poetics of bloodlocked

p. 879. The poetics of bloodlocked

  • Nick Groom


Gothic novels inspired a new genre of writers known later as the Romantics who harked back to the romances of the Middle Ages. Writers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John Keats and artists such as Henry Fuseli and Caspar David Friedrich shared an interest in the sublime, the infinite, self-identity, rebellion, and the past. The Gothic also inspired such writers as Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, and political thinkers such as Thomas Carlyle and Karl Marx. ‘The poetics of blood’ considers Gothic romanticism, and the contemporary influences of science (which gave birth to the notion of vampires) and politics on the explosion of Gothic-inspired creativity of the era.

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