The Road of Excess: Writing Trauma in Sentimental and Gothic Texts 1745-1810.

Stumpf, Claudia.


  • Abstract: This dissertation focuses on way in which telling stories of traumatic suffering causes narratological excess in British gothic and sentimental literature from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Informed by theories of trauma from Freud to LaCapra and incorporating contemporary psychological practice-based literature, my argument explores how these texts exceed formal and sty... read more
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