Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Scottish and Irish Romanticism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Murray Pittock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232796

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 December 2018

Hogg, Maturin, and the Gothic National Tale

Hogg, Maturin, and the Gothic National Tale

(p.211) 9 Hogg, Maturin, and the Gothic National Tale
Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Murray Pittock (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the lasting appeal of the Gothic, its nature as a genre, and its inflections in Scotland's and Ireland's national literatures. In particular, it discusses James Hogg and Charles Maturin as initiators and developers of Gothic writing in Scotland and Ireland, examining Hogg's relationship to Scott and Maturin's relationship to the National Tale. The importance of the Gothic to national literature's sense of a locus amoenus at odds with the generalizing definitions of Enlightenment thought is stressed.

Keywords:   the Gothic, James Hogg, locus amoenus, Charles Maturin, Scott

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .