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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Justin D.en_UK
dc.contributor.editorEdwards, JDen_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: In Canto XIII of Dante’s Inferno, the poet and his guide, Virgil, enter the second ring of hell. Here, the poet is taken aback by eerie sounds: ‘I heard cries coming from every direction / And yet saw nobody who could be crying; / I became so bewildered that I stopped’. Upon hearing these disembodied cries, the poet is so disoriented in this dark forest of strange trees that he stops in his tracks. As the voices continue to emerge from the tree-stumps, Virgil encourages the poet to ‘break off / A little twig from one of these plants’. He follows his guide’s suggestion and picks a little branch from a great thorn. As he does, the trunk cries out in pain: ‘Why are you tearing me? […] Why are you dismembering me? Have you no compassion?’ (98). The poet hears the plant’s pain as these words emerge from the wound on the plant’s stem. Virgil explains that, while he regrets the suffering inflicted upon the plant, his friend would never have believed it unless he had heard the cries from the plant itself. Hearing is believing.en_UK
dc.relationEdwards JD (2015) Eerie Technologies and Gothic Acoustemology. In: Edwards J (ed.) Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, 32. London: Routledge, pp. 48-59.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, 32en_UK
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture Technogothics, ed. by Justin Edwards by Routledge. The original publication is available at:
dc.subjectGothic revival (Literature)en_UK
dc.subjectHistory and criticismen_UK
dc.subjectTechnology in literatureen_UK
dc.subjectGothic fiction (Literary genre)en_UK
dc.titleEerie Technologies and Gothic Acoustemologyen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleTechnologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothicsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEnglish Studiesen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorEdwards, Justin D.|en_UK
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local.rioxx.contributorEdwards, JD|en_UK
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