Degeneration, Normativity and the Gothic at the Fin de Siècle

  • Stephan Karschay

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About this book


This exciting new study looks at degeneration and deviance in nineteenth-century science and late-Victorian Gothic fiction. The questions it raises are as relevant today as they were at the nineteenth century's fin de siecle: What constitutes the norm from which a deviation has occurred? What exactly does it mean to be 'normal' or 'abnormal'?


Gothic nineteenth-century science nineteenth-century fiction Victorian fiction degeneration normativity fiction Robert Louis Stevenson Victorian era

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  • Stephan Karschay
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PassauGermany

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