Victoria Ravenwood is an English teacher at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury, Kent. She recently completed, at Canterbury Christ Church University, a Research Masters titled ‘William Lane’s “Horrid” Writers: An Exploration of Violence in the Minerva Press Gothic, 1790–1799’, which examines the trope of violence and its many manifestations in Minerva works, and aspires to continue her research into the gothic more widely at doctoral level. Her interests include the formation of the gothic genre, its efflorescence during the late eighteenth century and its enduring impact in the popular imagination and classrooms of today.
V. R. R. RAVENWOOD. ‘ “Historical anecdotes are the most proper vehicles for the elucidation of mysteries”: The “Historical Gothic” and the Minerva Press, 1790–99’, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840, 23 (Summer 2020)
Online: Internet (date accessed): http://www.romtext.org.uk/articles/rt23_n04/
‘Historical anecdotes are the most proper vehicles for the elucidation of knowledge’
The ‘Historical Gothic’ and the Minerva Press, 1790–99
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