‘I never saw a ghost except once in a dream’: The History of Gothic Dreams

This is the Bibliography from today’s #romancingthegothic class. There are some links. Hope they’re useful.


Anon. – ‘Dreams’ in Dublin Literary Gazette, 23 – 1830

Anon.  – ‘The Astrologer’s Prediction or the Maniac’s Fate’ – 1826

Charlotte Dacre – Zofloya – 1806

Daniel Defoe – The History of the Devil – 1724

Daniel Defoe – The History and Reality of Apparitions – 1727

James Hogg – ‘A Singular Dream’ – 1811

Matthew Lewis – The Monk –  1796

Thomas Nashe – The Terrors of the Night 1594

Clara Reeve – The Old English Baron – 1778

Rev. Saalfeld – A Philosophical Discussion on the Nature of Dreams – 1764

Mary Shelley – ‘On Ghosts’ – 1824

Mary Shelley –  ‘The Dream’ – 1831

Thomas Tryon – A Treatise of Dreams and Visions – 1689

Horace Walpole – Castle of Otranto – 1764

Horace Walpole – Letter to Cole 9th March 1765 – http://images.library.yale.edu/hwcorrespondence/page.asp?vol=1&seq=162&type=b


Mixhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics – 1973

Emma Clery – Women’s Gothic – 2004

Sasha Handley – Sleep in Early Modern England – 2016

Gabrielle Klug, ‘Dangerous Doze: Sleep and Vulnerability in Medieval German Literature’ in Worlds of Sleep – 2008

Kim Ian Micashiw – ‘Introduction’ to Zofloya (Oxford Uni Press) – 1997

Robert Miles, ‘Popular Romanticism and the Problem of Belief’ in Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic

Charles Stewart – ‘Erotic Dreams and Nightmares from Antiquity to Present’ inThe Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute – 2002

Charles Taylor – The Secular Age – 2007

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This started off as a story blog to share the little fictions that I like to write but it's turned into something a bit more Goth! I'm Dr Sam Hirst and I research the Gothic, theology and romance and at the moment I'm doing free Gothic classes online! We also have readalongs, watchalongs and reading groups. And I post fun little Gothic bits when I have the chance. Find me on twitter @RomGothSam

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