Resources: The Gothic

Masterpost of Free Gothic Literature & Theory

Classics
Vathek by William Beckford
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Woman in White  & The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
The Vampyre; a Tale by John Polidori
Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Short Stories and Poems
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience by William Blake
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Pre-Gothic
Beowulf
The Divine Comedy  by Dante Alighieri
A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Oedipus, King of Thebes by Sophocles
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

Gothic-Adjacent
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood
Jane Eyre & Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Lyrical Ballads, With a Few Other Poems by Coleridge and Wordsworth
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
The Idiot & Demons (The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

Historical Theory and Background
The French Revolution of 1789 by John S. C. Abbott
Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth by A. C. Bradley
The Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance by Edith Birkhead
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle
Demonology and Devil-Lore by Moncure Daniel Conway
Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism by Inman and Newton
Daemonologie by James I & IV
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
The Social Contract & Discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Feminism in Greek Literature from Homer to Aristotle by Frederick Wright

Academic Theory
Introduction: Replicating Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture by Will Abberley
Viewpoint: Transatlantic Scholarship on Victorian Literature and Culture by Isobel Armstrong
Theories of Space and the Nineteenth-Century Novel by Isobel Armstrong
The Higher Spaces of the Late Nineteenth-Century Novel by Mark Blacklock
The Shipwrecked salvation, metaphor of penance in the Catalan gothic by Marta Nuet Blanch 
Marching towards Destruction: the Crowd in Urban Gothic by Christophe Chambost
Women, Power and Conflict: The Gothic heroine and “Chocolate-box Gothic” by Avril Horner
Witchcraft in Shakespeare’s England by Carole Levin
Psychos’ Haunting Memories: A(n) (Un)common Literary Heritage by Maria Antónia Lima
‘Thrilled with Chilly Horror’: A Formulaic Pattern in Gothic Fiction by Aguirre Manuel
Ghosts in Shakespeare by John Mullan
The terms “Gothic” and “Neogothic” in the context of Literary History by O. V. Razumovskaja 
The Female Vampires and the Uncanny Childhood by Gabriele Scalessa 
Curating Gothic Nightmares by Heather Tilley
Elizabeth Bowen, Modernism, and the Spectre of Anglo-Ireland by James F. Wurtz
Hesitation, Projection and Desire: The Fictionalizing ‘as if…’ in Dostoevskii’s Early Works by Sarah J. Young
Intermediality and polymorphism of narratives in the Gothic tradition by Ihina Zoia 


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All of the sources above are publically accessible at the date of retrieval (17/5/2019). The Wellington Street Review makes no claims of ownership. The views held by the original authors are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect that of the Wellington Street Review or its staff. All sources are listed here for ease of access and the convenience of the reader.

Picture from The Temptation of St Anthony by Salvador Rosa, 1645

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Resources: LGBT Literature in History

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Pre-1800s

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus Edward II – Christopher Marlowe

1800s

Vathek – William Beckford
Villette & Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Bostonians – Henry James
Carmilla
– Sheridan le Fanu
The Monk – Matthew Lewis
Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus – Mary Shelley
Joseph and His Friend: A Story of Pennsylvania – Bayard Taylor
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Nana – Emilé Zola

1900s

Bertram Cope’s Year – Henry Blake Fuller
Smoke, Lilies and Jade – Richard Bruce Nugent
Imre: A Memorandum – Edward Prime-Stevenson
Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust
Tender Buttons – Gertrude Stein

Poetry

Poetry – Hart Crane
Christabel – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
‘Twixt the Earth and the Stars – Radclyffe Hall
Goblin Market – Christina Rossetti
Poetry – Wu Tsao
Poetry – Walt Whitman

Theory

Books
Houses, Secrets, and the Closet
– Gero Bauer
Meaningful Flesh: Reflections on Religion and Nature for a Queer Planet – Whitney A. Bauman (Ed.)
Sappho: ]fragments
Jonathan Goldberg
Odd Couples – Anna Muraco
Sexual States – Jyoti Puri
The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom – Tison Pugh
No Archive Will Restore You – Julietta Singh
My Gay Middle Ages – A. W. Strouse
Gender Trouble Couplets: Volume 1 – A.W. Strouse
Reconsidering the Emergence of the Gay Novel in English and German – James P. Wilper
Movement, Knowledge, Emotion – x
Queer Ancient Ways: A Decolonial Exploration – Zairong Xiang

Articles
Decolonizing Queer time: a critique of anachronism in latin@ writings
– Eliana de Souza Avila
Intertextual Re-creation in Jamie O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys – Bertrand Cardin
Enacting
Smoke, Lilies and Jade as Black Print Culture – Shawn Anthony Christian
‘Youth that dying touch my lips to song’: The poetry of men who loved men in the First World War – Kevin Childs
Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Modernist Fictions of Identity – Laura Green
Slash fandom, sociability, and sexual politics in Putin’s Russia – Sudha Rajagopalan
Homophobia in Marlowe’s Edward II – Gelson Peres de Silva
Review of Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives: Life Stories and Essays by the First Nations People of Australia edited by Dino Hodge – Jenny Boźena du Preez
“Kiss Me on the Lips, for I Love You”: Over A Century of Heterosexism in the Spanish Translation of Oscar Wilde – Sol Rojas-Lizana, Laura Tolton & Emily Hannah
Everything is Out of Place: Radclyffe Hall and the Lesbian Literary Tradition– Gillian Whitlock
Male Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? Guys, Guises and Disguise in Patrick White’s The Twyborn Affair – Jean-Francois Vernay

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Gay Love Letters Throughout the Centuries
Essays & Sourcebooks
LGBT Peer-Reviewed Journals
LGBT Open-Access
Open Access Queer Studies Resources

Notable absences:

Ein Jahr in Arkadien: Kyllenion (A Year in Arcadia: Kyllenion) – Duke Augustus of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Jena und Leipzig – Alexander von Sternberg

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Is something missing? If you know a public domain or open-access work which you think belongs here, don’t hesitate to let us know!


All of the sources above are publically accessible at the date of retrieval (17/5/2019). The Wellington Street Review makes no claims of ownership. The views held by the original authors are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect that of the Wellington Street Review or its staff. All sources are listed here for ease of access and the convenience of the reader.