Haunted Selves, Haunting Places in English Literature and Culture


  • Julian Wolfreys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 1-20
  3. Poem, Subject, Place

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
  4. Haunted Victoriographies, Late-Victorian and Neo-Victorian

  5. Rural Hauntings, English Losses, Cultural Memory

  6. Voices in a Landscape

  7. Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 233-238
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-258

About this book


Haunted Selves, Haunting Places in English Literature and Culture offers a series of readings of poetry, the novel and other forms of art and cultural expression, to explore the relationship between subject and landscape, self and place. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach grounded in close reading, the text places Jacques Derrida’s work on spectrality in dialogue with particular aspects of phenomenology. The volume explores writing and culture from the 1880s to the present day, proceeding through four sections examining related questions of identity, memory, the landscape, and our modern relationship to the past. Julian Wolfreys presents a theoretically informed understanding of the efficacy of literature and culture in connecting us to the past in an affective and engaged manner.


Gothic literature Victorian literature Neo-Victorian literature Jacques Derrida spectrality landscapes in literature place in literature memory studies phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  • Julian Wolfreys
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PortsmouthBembridgeUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98088-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98089-8
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