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This book accounts for the resurgence of Gothic, and its immense popularity, during the British fin de si?cle. In particular, Kelly Hurley explores a key scenario that haunts the genre: the loss of a unified and stable human identity, and the emergence of a chaotic and transformative ''abhuman'' identity in its place. Gothic is revealed as a highly productive and speculative genre, strongly indebted to nineteenth-century scientific, medical and social theories, including evolutionism, criminal anthropology and degeneration theory.
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Kelley Hurley (born April 4, 1988) is a female American épée fencer. She won the bronze medal in the women's team épée event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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