My dissertation examines how British Gothic literature of the Romantic period intersects with its economic contexts, from the microeconomics of the text to the macroeconomics of the literary marketplace. I study a selection of Gothic texts, including the following:
Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto (1764)
Clara Reeve, The Old English Baron (1778)
Ann Radcliffe, The Romance of the Forest (1791)
Charlotte Smith, The Old Manor House (1793)
Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
Charlotte Smith, Marchmont (1796)
William Godwin, St. Leon (1799)
Friedrich Schiller, The Ghost-Seer (1800)
Charlotte Dacre, Zofloya (1806)
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (1818)
John Polidori, The Vampyre (1819)