eng 374 - Vathek William Beckford Otranto Recap Impotence...

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    Vathek William Beckford
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    Otranto Recap Impotence Self | Self-Other | Absolute Other Hereditary empiricism Role of prophecy Troubling of binaries Religion Maze, labyrinth, darkness, suspense Supernatural forces + comedy Morality > atonement
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    Gothic Orientalism 19th century - evident in art, architecture, literature,  drama, and in academia (the study of Orientalism). Oriental/Occidental; “flexible positional superiority”  (Edward Said) The East figured as exotic, sensual, decadent, erotic. However, the (re)turn to the medieval past also  Orientalism.
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    Guildhall, London Grand Entrance, 1788
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    Death of Sardanapalus   Eugene Delacroix,1827
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course ENG 374 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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