As Dimensões Sonora e Monstruosa do Poema Acústico Gótico The Isle of the Devils: A Historical Tale Founded on an Anecdote in the Annals of Portugal (1827), de Matthew Gregory Lewis

Translated title of the contribution: The Monstruous and Acoustic Dimensions of Matthew Gregory Lewis’s Sonic Gothic Poem The Isle of the Devils: A Historical Tale Founded on an Anecdote in the Annals of Portugal (1827)

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Abstract

In 1827, Matthew Gregory Lewis’s posthumous poem The Isle of the Devils: A Historical Tale Founded on an Anecdote in the Annals of Portugal is published in Jamaica. This study characterizes the poetical text as an acoustic poem whose Gothicness is emphasized by its soundscapes and plots. Using concepts from Monster Studies, we analyse both the origin and the Anglo-Portuguese dimension of the mythical episode updated by Lewis and inserted in his Journal of a West India Proprietor (1834), and the Fiend’s monstruous nature, which is constructed through the soundscapes of the devils’ island and of Catholic Goa and Portugal.

Translated title of the contributionThe Monstruous and Acoustic Dimensions of Matthew Gregory Lewis’s Sonic Gothic Poem The Isle of the Devils: A Historical Tale Founded on an Anecdote in the Annals of Portugal (1827)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)93-125
Number of pages33
JournalRevista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Matthew Lewis
  • The Isle of the Devils
  • Acoustic Poem
  • Gothic
  • Poema Acústico
  • Gótico

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