A Companion to the Gothic / Edition 1

A Companion to the Gothic / Edition 1

by David Punter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631231994

ISBN-13: 9780631231998

Pub. Date: 12/04/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This Companion is a standard reference work for scholars and students of the Gothic from its origins to the present day. Providing stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy, it offers coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned.

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This Companion is a standard reference work for scholars and students of the Gothic from its origins to the present day. Providing stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy, it offers coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631231998
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/04/2001
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series, #90
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ghost of a History.

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgements.

PART ONE. GOTHIC BACKGROUNDS.

1. In Gothic Darkly: Heterotopia, History, Culture (Fred Botting).

2. The Goths in History and Pre-Gothic Gothic (Robin Sowerby).

3. European Gothic (Neil Cornwell).

PART TWO. THE ‘ORIGINAL’ GOTHIC.

4. Ann Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis (Robert Miles).

5. Mary Shelley, Arthur of Frankenstein (Nora Crook).

6. Walter Scott, James Hogg and Scottish Gothic (Ian Duncan).

7. Irish Gothic: C.R. Maturin and J.S. LeFanu (Victor Sage).

8. The Political Culture of Gothic Drama (David Worrall).

PART THREE. NINETEENTH-AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY TRANSMUTATIONS.

9. Nineteenth-Century American Gothic (Allan Lloyd-Smith).

10. The Ghost Story (Julia Briggs).

11. Gothic in the 1890s (Glennis Byron).

12. Fictional Vampires in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (William Hughes).

13. Horror Fiction: In Search of a Definition (Clive Bloom).

14. Love Bites: Contemporary Women’s Vampire Fictions (Gina Wisker).

15. Gothic Film (Heidi Kaye).

16. Shape and Shadow: On Poetry and the Uncanny (David Punter).

PART FOUR. GOTHIC THEORY AND GENRE.

17. Gothic Criticism (Chris Baldick and Robert Mighall).

18. Psychoanalysis and the Gothic (Michelle A. Massé).

19. Comic Gothic (Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik).

PART FIVE. THE CONTINUING DEBATE.

20. Can You Forgive Her? The Gothic Heroine and Her Critics (Kate Ferguson Ellis).

21. Picture This: Stephen King’s Queer Gothic (Steven Bruhm).

22. Seeing Things: Gothic and the Madness of Interpretation (Scott Brewster).

23. The Gothic Ghost of the Counterfeit and the Progress of Abjection (Jerrold E. Hogle).

24. The Magical Realism of the Contemporary Gothic (Lucie Armitt).

Index.

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