全ジャンルから検索
本・雑誌・コミックから検索
洋書から検索
FICTION & LITERTUREから検索

Haunted PresenceThe Numinous in Gothic Fiction【電子書籍】[ S. L. Varnado ]

Haunted PresenceThe Numinous in Gothic Fiction【電子書籍】[ S. L. Varnado ]
<p>Are ghosts, vampires, and other forms of “ haunted presence” related to universal religious instincts? Are emotions that play a part in religious ritual and narrative similar to those in classical works of Gothic fiction such as <em>Dracula, Frankenstein, The Turn of the Screw,</em> and the tales of Edgar Allan Poe? <em>Haunted Presence: The Numinous in Gothic Fiction</em> reveals the intersection of Gothic literature and contemporary theories about the psychology of religious experience, positing that the two share the concept of the <em>numinous</em>, the human response of awe in the face of the eternal.<br /> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?<br /> Varnado offers a fresh and audacious analysis of the literature of the supernatural by employing insights derived from the philosophy of religious experience. Ranging from the Gothic novel of the eighteenth century to ghostly tales from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Varnado frames ghost stories as ontological challenge to the reader. The challenge is not in the form of philosophical proposition, however. Rather it is in the form of feelings and emotions that maintain a connection with the sense of reality. It is this area of reality that Rudolph Otto called the numinousー the <em>feeling</em> of the supernaturalー that stands at the center of Gothic literature.<br /> ?<br /> An understanding of this unique category of experience, aligned with its associated concept of “ the sacred and the profane,” exposes the purpose of ghostly literature and demonstrates the enduring relevance of this mesmerizing genre.</p>画面が切り替わりますので、しばらくお待ち下さい。 ※ご購入は、楽天kobo商品ページからお願いします。※切り替わらない場合は、こちら をクリックして下さい。 ※このページからは注文できません。