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A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction
Mapping History's Nightmares

by Robert Mighall

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780199262182
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first major full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with a rich store of historical sources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing--from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, through European travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse. Critics have thus far tended to concentrate on specific angles of Gothic writing (gender or race), or the belief that the Gothic 'returned' at the so-called fin de si�cle. Robert Mighall, by contrast, demonstrates how the Gothic mode was active throughout the Victorian period, and provides historical explanations for its development from late eighteenth century, through the 'Urban Gothic' fictions of the mid-Victorian period, the 'Suburban Gothic' of the Sensation vogue, through to the somatic horrors of Stevenson, Machen, Stoker, and Doyle at the century's close. Mighall challenges the psychological approach to Gothic fiction which currently prevails, demonstrating the importance of geographical, historical, and discursive factors that have been largely neglected by critics, and employing a variety of original sources to demonstrate the contexts of Gothic fiction and explain its development in the Victorian period.

The Italian Gothic and Fantastic

The Italian Gothic and Fantastic
Encounters and Rewritings of Narrative Traditions

by Francesca Billiani,Gigliola Sulis

  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780838641262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meanwhile, by assimilating the Other into our own modes of representation of reality and imagination, twentieth-century female writers of the fantastic show how alternative identities can be shaped and social constituencies can be challenged."--BOOK JACKET.

A New Companion to The Gothic

A New Companion to The Gothic
A Book

by David Punter

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-09-15
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 1119062500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on Global Gothic reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic

Post-Millennial Gothic

Post-Millennial Gothic
Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic

by Catherine Spooner

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-02-23
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1441170413
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Surveying the widespread appropriations of the Gothic in contemporary literature and culture, Post-Millennial Gothic shows contemporary Gothic is often romantic, funny and celebratory. Reading a wide range of popular texts, from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series through Tim Burton's Gothic film adaptations of Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, to the appearance of Gothic in fashion, advertising and television, Catherine Spooner argues that conventional academic and media accounts of Gothic culture have overlooked this celebratory strain of 'Happy Gothic'. Identifying a shift in subcultural sensibilities following media coverage of the Columbine shootings, Spooner suggests that changing perceptions of Goth subculture have shaped the development of 21st-century Gothic. Reading these contemporary trends back into their sources, Spooner also explores how they serve to highlight previously neglected strands of comedy and romance in earlier Gothic literature.

Romanesque & Gothic

Romanesque & Gothic
A Book

by Gloria Fossi

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781402759246
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Too often overshadowed by the Renaissance, the High Middle Ages were a time of vibrant innovation and incredible achievement in European art and architecture. Gloria Fossi provides comprehensive surveys of the period's two major art movements or styles, highlighting the diversity of expression that both movements accommodated.

Fashioning Gothic Bodies

Fashioning Gothic Bodies
A Book

by Catherine Spooner

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2004-09-04
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780719064012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This innovative book explores the role played by clothing in the discourses of the Gothic. It makes an explicit connection between the veils, masks and disguises of Gothic convention, and historically-specific fashion discourses, from the revealing chemise-dress popularized by Queen Marie Antoinette to the subcultural style of contemporary Goths. In so doing it sheds new light on the cultural construction of Gothic bodies. Taking an original interdisciplinary approach, Catherine Spooner offers readings of literary, cinematic and popular cultural texts in the context of fashion from the 1790s to the 1990s. Progressing chronologically from the novels of Radcliffe and Lewis through the "sensation" fiction of the Victorian period and the Gothic fiction of the fin-de-siècle, Fashioning Gothic Bodies culminates with twentieth-century film and the supposed resurgence of the Gothic in pre-Millennial culture.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature
A Book

by William Hughes

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 0810872285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.

Transnational Gothic

Transnational Gothic
Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century

by Monika Elbert

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-02-17
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1317006879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offering a variety of critical approaches to late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic literature, this collection provides a transnational view of the emergence and flowering of the Gothic. The essays expand on now well-known approaches to the Gothic (such as those that concentrate exclusively on race, gender, or nation) by focusing on international issues: religious traditions, social reform, economic and financial pitfalls, manifest destiny and expansion, changing concepts of nationhood, and destabilizing moments of empire-building. By examining a wide array of Gothic texts, including novels, drama, and poetry, the contributors present the Gothic not as a peripheral, marginal genre, but as a central mode of literary exchange in an ever-expanding global context. Thus the traditional conventions of the Gothic, such as those associated with Ann Radcliffe and Monk Lewis, are read alongside unexpected Gothic formulations and lesser-known Gothic authors and texts. These include Mary Rowlandson and Bram Stoker, Frances and Anthony Trollope, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Gaskell, Theodore Dreiser, Rudyard Kipling, and Lafcadio Hearn, as well as the actors Edmund Kean and George Frederick Cooke. Individually and collectively, the essays provide a much-needed perspective that eschews national borders in order to explore the central role that global (and particularly transatlantic) exchange played in the development of the Gothic. British, American, Continental, Caribbean, and Asian Gothic are represented in this collection, which seeks to deepen our understanding of the Gothic as not merely a national but a global aesthetic.

Asian Gothic

Asian Gothic
Essays on Literature, Film and Anime

by Andrew Hock Soon Ng

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2008-01-21
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0786433353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essays in this collection acknowledge the rich Gothic tradition in Asian narratives that deal with themes of the fantastic, the macabre, and the spectral. Through close analyses of Asian works using the theoretical framework outlined by Gothic criticism, these essays seek to expand the notion of the Gothic to include several popular Asian works. Broadly divided into essays on postcolonial Asian Gothic, Asian-American Gothic, and the Gothic writings of specific Asian nations, this volume covers a wide variety of Asian texts. The essays of Part One demonstrate the flexibility of Postcolonial Gothic literature in adopting divergent or even contradictory ideologies. Part Two evokes the Gothic as the theoretical framework from which to interrogate the writings of Asian-American authors Maxine Hong Kingston, Sky Lee, lě thi diem thuy and David Henry Hwang. Part Three studies the Gothic tradition in the national literatures of China, Japan, Korea, and Turkey.

The Handbook to Gothic Literature

The Handbook to Gothic Literature
A Book

by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1998-03-01
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0814756107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some topics and literary figures discussed are: American Gothic, Ambrose Bierce, Charles Dickens, Gothic architecture, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Contemporary Gothic, Occultism, Robert Louis Stevenson, Witches and witchcraft, Spiritualism, Oscar Wilde, Gothic film, Ghost stories, and Edgar Allan Poe.

A Comparative Grammar of the Sanscrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German and Sclavonic Languages F. Bopp

A Comparative Grammar of the Sanscrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German and Sclavonic Languages F. Bopp
Vol. 3.2

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Comparative Grammar of the Sanskrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German, and Sclavonic Languages

A Comparative Grammar of the Sanskrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German, and Sclavonic Languages
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by Franz Bopp

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1862
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gothic Stories Within Stories

Gothic Stories Within Stories
Frame Narratives and Realism in the Genre, 1790-1900

by Clayton Carlyle Tarr

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2017-04-07
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1476667489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frame narratives—stories within stories—are featured in nearly every canonical Gothic novel. Sometimes dismissed as a shopworn convention of the genre, frame narratives in fact function as a dynamic basis for imaginative variation and are vital to evaluating the diverse Gothic tradition. The juxtaposition between the everyday “frame world” of the story and the disturbing embedded narrative allows the monstrous to escape textual confines, forcing the reader to experience the reassurance of the ordinary alongside the horror of the uncanny.

A History of the Gothic Revival

A History of the Gothic Revival
An Attempt to Show how the Taste for Mediaeval Architecture, which Lingered in England During the Two Last Centuries, Has Since Been Encouraged and Developed

by Charles Locke Eastlake

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shall the new Foreign Office be Gothic or Classic? A plea for the former; addressed to the Members of the House of Commons

Shall the new Foreign Office be Gothic or Classic? A plea for the former; addressed to the Members of the House of Commons
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by Sir Francis Edward SCOTT

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1860
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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French Gothic Architecture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

French Gothic Architecture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
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by Jean Bony

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN : 0520055861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the development of the Gothic style of architecture in France and examines the designs of French cathedrals and churches

Contemporary Women's Gothic Fiction

Contemporary Women's Gothic Fiction
Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses

by Gina Wisker

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-11-04
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 1137303492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book revives and revitalises the literary Gothic in the hands of contemporary women writers. It makes a scholarly, lively and convincing case that the Gothic makes horror respectable, and establishes contemporary women’s Gothic fictions in and against traditional Gothic. The book provides new, engaging perspectives on established contemporary women Gothic writers, with a particular focus on Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. It explores how the Gothic is malleable in their hands and is used to demythologise oppressions based on difference in gender and ethnicity. The study presents new Gothic work and new nuances, critiques of dangerous complacency and radical questionings of what is safe and conformist in works as diverse as Twilight (Stephenie Meyer) and A Girl Walks Home Alone (Ana Lily Amirpur), as well as by Anne Rice and Poppy Brite. It also introduces and critically explores postcolonial, vampire and neohistorical Gothic and women’s ghost stories.

A Concise Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture

A Concise Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture
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by John Henry Parker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A manual of Gothic stone carving. Forming no. i. of a ser. of manuals of Gothic ornament

A manual of Gothic stone carving. Forming no. i. of a ser. of manuals of Gothic ornament
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by Gothic stone carving

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gothic version of the Gospels by Bishop Ulfilas, and its value in the study of language

The Gothic version of the Gospels by Bishop Ulfilas, and its value in the study of language
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by James Colville

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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