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Catherine Wynne

Reader in Victorian and Early Twentieth-Century Literature and Visual Culture


Lady Butler: War artist and traveller, 1846-1933 (2019)
Book
Wynne, C. (2019). Lady Butler: War artist and traveller, 1846-1933. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press Ltd

This is the first biography of Victorian Britain’s greatest war artist, Elizabeth Thompson Butler, who found fame and public acclaim after exhibiting her Crimean War painting The Roll Call in 1874.

The Du Mauriers and Stoker: Gothic transformations of Whitby and Cornwall (2016)
Book Chapter
Wynne, C. (2016). The Du Mauriers and Stoker: Gothic transformations of Whitby and Cornwall. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic: Formations to transformations (185-206). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137465047_13

In this extract from the memoir of her father, Gerald: A Portrait (1934), Daphne du Maurier resurrects the actor-manager Gerald du Maurier and places him in Whitby in 1917. This port town of North Yorkshire had been a favourite holiday retreat of Ger... Read More about The Du Mauriers and Stoker: Gothic transformations of Whitby and Cornwall.

Bram Stoker and the Gothic: Formations to Transformations (2016)
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Wynne, C. (2016). C. Wynne (Ed.). Bram Stoker and the Gothic: Formations to Transformations. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137465047

'My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side,' warns Dracula. This statement is descriptive of the Gothic genre. Like the Count, the Gothic encompasses and has manifested itself in many forms. Bram Stoker and the Goth... Read More about Bram Stoker and the Gothic: Formations to Transformations.

Popular Fiction in Performance: Gaskell, Collins and Stevenson on Stage (2016)
Book Chapter
Wynne, C. (2016). Popular Fiction in Performance: Gaskell, Collins and Stevenson on Stage. In K. Gelder (Ed.), New directions in popular fiction: Genre, distribution, reproduction (327-348). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52346-4_16

‘In dramatising a novel, there are many advantages but many difficulties’, notes Bram Stoker, the theatre critic for Dublin’s Evening Mail, after viewing Wilkie Collins’s adaptation of The Woman in White (1860) at Dublin’s Theatre Royal in April 1872... Read More about Popular Fiction in Performance: Gaskell, Collins and Stevenson on Stage.

On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto (2016)
Book Chapter
Arnold, M. (2016). On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic: formations to transformations (14-29). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137465047

This essay assesses the extent to which Old Norse tradition provided the basis for a subspecies of literary horror. It focuses on those formations and interpretations of Old Norse Literature as it came gradually to light from the sixteenth century on... Read More about On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto.

Stoker, Poe, and American Gothic in ‘The Squaw’ (2016)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (2016). Stoker, Poe, and American Gothic in ‘The Squaw’. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic - Formations to Transformations. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

Bram Stoker and the stage: reviews, reminiscences, essays and fiction (2012)
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Wynne, C. (2012). C. Wynne (Ed.). Bram Stoker and the stage: reviews, reminiscences, essays and fiction. Abingdon, Oxon: The University of Hull

Though best known as the author of Dracula (1897) Bram Stoker had a successful career in the theatre. This collection brings together all Stoker’s theatrical reviews from Dublin’s Evening Mail, his published essays and interviews on the theatre, sele... Read More about Bram Stoker and the stage: reviews, reminiscences, essays and fiction.