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A New Companion to The Gothic

A New Companion to The Gothic

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

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

by William Hughes,David Punter,Andrew Smith

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 1119210410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

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.

The Rise of the Gothic Novel

The Rise of the Gothic Novel

by Maggie Kilgour

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-19
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1317761898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the central images conjured up by the gothic novel is that of a shadowy spectre slowly rising from a mysterious abyss. In The Rise of the Gothic Novel, Maggie Kilgour argues that the ghost of the gothic is now resurrected in the critical methodologies which investigate it for the revelation of buried cultural secrets. In this cogent analysis of the rise and fall of the gothic as a popular form, Kilgour juxtaposes the writings of William Godwin with Mary Wollstonecraft, and Ann Radcliffe with Matthew Lewis. She concludes with a close reading of the quintessential gothic novel, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. An impressive and highly original study, The Rise of the Gothic Novel is an invaluable contribution to the continuing literary debates which surround this influential genre.

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

by Nick Groom

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-09-27
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0191642398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gothic is wildly diverse. It can refer to ecclesiastical architecture, supernatural fiction, cult horror films, and a distinctive style of rock music. It has influenced political theorists and social reformers, as well as Victorian home décor and contemporary fashion. Nick Groom shows how the Gothic has come to encompass so many meanings by telling the story of the Gothic from the ancient tribe who sacked Rome to the alternative subculture of the present day. This unique Very Short Introduction reveals that the Gothic has predominantly been a way of understanding and responding to the past. Time after time, the Gothic has been invoked in order to reveal what lies behind conventional history. It is a way of disclosing secrets, whether in the constitutional politics of seventeenth-century England or the racial politics of the United States. While contexts change, the Gothic perpetually regards the past with fascination, both yearning and horrified. It reminds us that neither societies nor individuals can escape the consequences of their actions. The anatomy of the Gothic is richly complex and perversely contradictory, and so the thirteen chapters here range deliberately widely. This is the first time that the entire story of the Gothic has been written as a continuous history: from the historians of late antiquity to the gardens of Georgian England, from the mediaeval cult of the macabre to German Expressionist cinema, from Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy to American consumer society, from folk ballads to vampires, from the past to the present. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Handbook to Gothic Literature

The Handbook to Gothic Literature

by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1998-03-01
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0814756093
  • 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.

Art of Darkness

Art of Darkness
A Poetics of Gothic

by Anne Williams

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1995-04-15
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9780226899060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art of Darkness is an ambitious attempt to describe the principles governing Gothic literature. Ranging across five centuries of fiction, drama, and verse—including tales as diverse as Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Shelley's Frankenstein, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Freud's The Mysteries of Enlightenment—Anne Williams proposes three new premises: that Gothic is "poetic," not novelistic, in nature; that there are two parallel Gothic traditions, Male and Female; and that the Gothic and the Romantic represent a single literary tradition. Building on the psychoanalytic and feminist theory of Julia Kristeva, Williams argues that Gothic conventions such as the haunted castle and the family curse signify the fall of the patriarchal family; Gothic is therefore "poetic" in Kristeva's sense because it reveals those "others" most often identified with the female. Williams identifies distinct Male and Female Gothic traditions: In the Male plot, the protagonist faces a cruel, violent, and supernatural world, without hope of salvation. The Female plot, by contrast, asserts the power of the mind to comprehend a world which, though mysterious, is ultimately sensible. By showing how Coleridge and Keats used both Male and Female Gothic, Williams challenges accepted notions about gender and authorship among the Romantics. Lucidly and gracefully written, Art of Darkness alters our understanding of the Gothic tradition, of Romanticism, and of the relations between gender and genre in literary history.

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

by Jerrold E Hogle,Jerrold E. Hogle,Cambridge University Press

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2002-08-29
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9780521794664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a survey of literary gothicism from its origins in Renaissance revenge tragedy, through eighteenth century novels and plays, to nineteenth and twentieth century film and fiction.

Gothic

Gothic

by Fred Botting

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-08-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1134788029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Botting expertly introduces the transformations of the gothic through history, discussing key figures such as ghosts, monsters and vampires, as well as tracing its origins, characteristics, cultural significance and critical interpretations.

Gothic Literature 1825-1914

Gothic Literature 1825-1914

by Jarlath Killeen

  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 2009-07-01
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0708322441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume in this exciting new series provides a detailed yet accessible study of Gothic literature in the nineteenth century. It examines how themes and trends associated with the early Gothic novels were diffused widely in many different genres in the Victorian period, including the ghost story, the detective story and the adventure story. It looks in particular how the Gothic attempted to resolve the psychological and theological problems thrown up the modernisation and secularisation of British society. The author argues that the fetishized figure of the child came to stand for what many believed was being lost by the headlong rush into a technological and industrial future. The relationship between the child and horror is examined, and the book demonstrates that far from a simple rejection or acceptance of secularisation, the Gothic attempts to articulate an entirely different way of being modern.

Gothic (Re)Visions

Gothic (Re)Visions
Writing Women as Readers

by Susan Wolstenholme

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1993-01-01
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9780791412190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gothic fiction usually has been perceived as the special province of women, an attraction often attributed to a thematics of woman-identified issues such as female sexuality, marriage, and childbirth. But why these issues? What is specifically "female" about "Gothic?" This book argues that Gothic modes provide women who write with special means to negotiate their way through their double status as women and as writers, and to subvert the power relationships that hinder women writers. Current theories of "gendered" observation complicate the idea that Gothic-marked fiction relies on composed, individual scenes and visual metaphors for its effect. The texts studied here--by Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, and Edith Wharton--explode the authority of a unitary, centralized narrative gaze and establish instead a diffuse, multi-angled textual position for "woman." Gothic moments in these novels create a textualized space for the voice of a "woman writer," as well as inviting the response of a "woman reader."

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.

The Routledge Companion to Gothic

The Routledge Companion to Gothic

by Catherine Spooner,Emma McEvoy

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007-10-08
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1134151039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age. The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on: the history of Gothic gothic throughout the English-speaking world i.e. London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent key themes and concepts ranging from hauntings and the uncanny; Gothic femininities and queer Gothic gothic in the modern world, from youth to graphic novels and films. With ideas for further reading, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture.

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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Combining readings of familiar texts with historical sources this is a survey of 19th-century Gothic writing, from the works of Dickens through to travelogues. It demonstrates how the Gothic mode was active and provides historical explanations

Gothic Architecture

Gothic Architecture

by Paul Frankl,Paul Crossley

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780300087994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This magisterial study of Gothic architecture traces the meaning and development of the Gothic style through medieval churches across Europe. Ranging geographically from Poland to Portugal and from Sicily to Scotland and chronologically from 1093 to 1530, the book analyzes changes from Romanesque to Gothic as well as the evolution within the Gothic style and places these changes in the context of the creative spirit of the Middle Ages. In its breadth of outlook, its command of detail, and its theoretical enterprise, Frankl's book has few equals in the ambitious Pelican History of Art series. It is single-minded in its pursuit of the general principles that informed all aspects of Gothic architecture and its culture. In this edition Paul Crossley has revised the original text to take into account the proliferation of recent literature--books, reviews, exhibition catalogues, and periodicals--that have emerged in a variety of languages. New illustrations have also been included.

Gothic Horror

Gothic Horror
A Guide for Students and Readers

by Clive Bloom

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2007-05-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1137071230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This highly accessible anthology of Gothic writings and criticism provides an essential guide to the genre. The second edition of this critically acclaimed book has been thoroughly revised to include material from the early gothic and a fresh set of contemporary essays, with a supporting timeline and thought provoking introductory material.

The Handbook of the Gothic

The Handbook of the Gothic

by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-11-09
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 0230239439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This revised new edition of The Handbook of the Gothic contains over one hundred entries on Gothic writers, themes, terms, concepts, contexts and locations, featuring new entries on writers including Stephen King and Wilkie Collins, new genres and a new Preface which situates the handbook within current studies of the Gothic.

Gothic Art

Gothic Art

by Victoria Charles,Klaus H. Carl

  • Publisher : Parkstone International
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 1844844617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that developed all across Europe for more than 200 years. Leaving Roman roundish forms behind, the architects started using flying buttress and pointed arches to open cathedrals to the daylight. Period of great economic and social changes, the gothic period also saw the development of a new iconography celebrating the Holy Mary, at the opposite to the fearful iconography of dark Roman times. Full of rich changes in all the different arts (architecture, sculpture, painting, etc.), gothic gave way to the Italian renaissance and international gothic.

Romanticism and the Gothic

Romanticism and the Gothic
Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation

by Michael Gamer

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2000-09-04
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9781139426848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first full-length study to examine the links between high Romantic literature and what has often been thought of as a merely popular genre - the Gothic. Michael Gamer offers a sharply focused analysis of how and why Romantic writers drew on Gothic conventions whilst, at the same time, denying their influence in order to claim critical respectability. He shows how the reception of Gothic literature, including its institutional and commercial recognition as a form of literature, played a fundamental role in the development of Romanticism as an ideology. In doing so he examines the early history of the Romantic movement and its assumptions about literary value, and the politics of reading, writing and reception at the end of the eighteenth century. As a whole the book makes an original contribution to our understanding of genre, tracing the impact of reception, marketing and audience on its formation.

Gothic Writing, 1750-1820

Gothic Writing, 1750-1820
A Genealogy

by Robert Miles

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780719060090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An intriguing overview of Gothic literature