Gothic Britain: Nation and Race, Culture and Criticism, 1707-1897

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9780719076336: Gothic Britain: Nation and Race, Culture and Criticism, 1707-1897
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This book looks at how the four home nations were critiqued and constructed by nationalist movements over two centuries. It provides an original interdisciplinary scholarship looks at how both the British nation state came into being. It looks at a plethora of Celtic and Gothic literature, as well as political tracts, ethnographic studies and art history to show how our modern notion of the Humanities was formed. It provides a history of the cultural formation of the British state, illustrating it through the lens of the four separate nations. It recovers critically neglected authors, Richard Hurd, Arthur Machen, Anne Radcliffe and particularly, Vernon Lee.

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Sondeep Kandola is a Teaching Fellow in the School of English at the University of Leeds

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