What would be good literary approaches to look at for a study of the supernatural.?

I am planning to write an essay on how romantic authors related to the past through their use of the supernatural. I have chosen Wieland and Manfred as the texts to be discussed and would really love some help. I want to draw in some theory but don't know off hand which theorists would deal with this subject. Any help would be fab!

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One Response to “What would be good literary approaches to look at for a study of the supernatural.?”

  1. dialing says:

    Elton Smith’s The Haunted Mind is the best. It discusses the manner in which the romantics and the Victorian literary figures wrapped the supernatural into their stories and why.