Biography

Victor Sage is an Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia. His areas of interest are: Nineteenth and twentieth century writing; contemporary prose fiction and poetry; Irish Writing; Gothic Horror; Creative Writing. PhD on Samuel Beckett's novels. He is the author of numerous essays on the Gothic tradition. Co-edited with the late Allan Lloyd-Smith Gothick Origins and Innovations (1993) and Modern Gothic: A Reader (MUP, 1997). A novelist and short-story writer, he has published two novels: A Mirror for Larks (Secker and Warburg, 1993); and Black Shawl (Secker and Warburg, 1995). Co-wrote full-length theatrical script of Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus performed at UEA in 1997; and has published (Pretext, 2006) a rewrite of the death of Socrates, from the executioner's point of view. Has published on Scott, Hogg, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning, Dickens, Beckett, Katharine Mansfield, Bram Stoker, Rebecca West etc. More recent work has been on Irish writing: editions of Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer (Penguin Classics, 2000) and J.S.Le Fanu's Uncle Silas (Penguin Classics, 2001); and a monograph in 2004, Le Fanu's Gothic: the Rhetoric of Darkness (Palgrave Macmillan). Recent work includes essays on Ballard (Continuum, 2010); Ishiguro (Continuuum, 2011); Scottish Women's Gothic: Galloway, Kennedy, Louise Welsh (2011); Le Fanu's Willing To Die (2012). He is currently working on A Cultural History of European Gothic for Polity Press.

All Publications

Sage, V.

(2006)

Black Venice: Conspiracy and Narrative Masquerade in Schiller, Zschokke, Lewis and Hoffman,

in Gothic Studies

8 (1)

pp. 52-72

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Sage, V.

(2006)

A Cultural History of European Gothic Literature,

Polity Press

ISBN 0745629156

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Sage, V.

(2004)

LeFanu's Gothic: The Rhetoric of Darkness,

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 0333677552

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Sage, V.

(2003)

The Ghastly and the Ghostly: The Gothic Farce of JG Farrell's Empire Trilogy,

in Empire and the Gothic: The Politics of Genre?.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 256

ISBN 333984056

UEA Repository

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Sage, V., Sage, S. (ed.), Sage, L. (ed.)

(2003)

Good as Her Word: Lorna Sage's Selected Journalism,

Fourth Estate

ISBN 0007157819

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Sage, V.

(2002)

Diderot and Maturin: Enlightenment, automata and the Theatre of Terror,

in European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760-1960.

Manchester University Press

pp. 55-70

ISBN 071906063X

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