The Dialogic Mode in Jane Austen’s ”Northanger Abbey”: The Manorial Gothic Meets a Subversive Novel of Manners

Urszula Terentowicz-Fotyga

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The paper proposes to read the dialogue of two generic traditions: the novel of manners and gothic fiction in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. The generic dialogue in Northanger Abbeyconstitutes a particularly interesting case, as it appears at the very inception of the manorial tradition in fiction and thus bears a strong modelling function. The paper argues that Northanger Abbeyrepresents a subversive version of the novel of manners, which contextualizes and substantiates the transgressive character of the gothic.


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manorial literature, novel of manners, gothic fiction, dialogue

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2019.43.2.19-30
Data publikacji: 2019-07-03 11:00:32
Data złożenia artykułu: 2018-09-30 21:11:14

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