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Romances, novels, and the classifications of Irish Romantic fiction
Christina Morin

apparently supernatural in nature, are systematically revealed to be caused by the mundane, if no less horrific, realities of life – war and the vagaries of human passions, interests, and ambitions. 58 In this, Strathallan comments poignantly on the deep imbrication of romance and reality in everyday life, suggesting that the terrors experienced by its characters are all the more frightening than those proceeding from the supernatural precisely because they are real. Correspondingly, while Le Fanu, like Fuller, Patrick, and Barrett, sounds an apparently conservative

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
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Female sexual agency and male victims
Jenny DiPlacidi

’s sexuality and his relationship with his mother. 53 Though scholars such as Roger Lonsdale have questioned the designation of the novel as Oriental, Donna Landry argues that for Beckford, ‘an Orientalised eroticisation of everyday life offered a licence for transgression, and a means of protesting against English society by pursuing queerness in various forms’. 54 It is this ‘Orientalised eroticisation

in Gothic incest