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Gothic Romanticism
(885 words)

1. Concept and origins

Gothic Romanticism (German Schauerromantik, "horror Romanticism", Schwarze Romantik, "Dark [black] Romanticism") was not a period as such, although its zenith occurred within European Romanticism and was strongly influenced by it, but rather a very heterogeneous European and North American literary genre, the origins of which lay in the second half of the 18th century, associated with a new interest in the late Middle Ages (Middle Ages, reception of) and taking the form of a fu…

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Sing, Thomas, “Gothic Romanticism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027024>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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