Lecture 13 - Literary Vampire in the 18th & 19th Century

After death more individuated graves individuated

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Unformatted text preview: “C “Completion of the Individual” th Death = culmination of individuality Concern with keeping individuality after with keeping individuality after death More individuated graves individuated graves Plot as family property Defamiliarization with Decay 18th-century doctors railed against mass burial pits, burials in church Seen as violation of dignity of dead Romans had isolated dead had isolated dead Cemeteries became separate cities of the individualized dead “D “Death as Transgression” From mid-18th Century One was torn from rational society was torn rational society Now seen as a violation Romantic Rejection of Death Romantic cult of emotions Mourning became more extreme became more extreme Rejection of the idea of closure Young and His Daughter Young and His Daughter, by P. A. Vafflard (1804) The “Fatal Man” (“Byronic The Fatal Man Hero”) Vampire-like (sometimes a vampire) Rebels against rules of society against rules of society Pale, handsome, brooding, obsessive Vi Violently passi...
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