The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction / Edition 1

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Overview

Fourteen world-class experts on the Gothic provide thorough accounts of this haunting-to-horrifying genre from the 1760s to the end of the twentieth century. Essays explore the connections of Gothic fictions to political and industrial revolutions, the realistic novel, the theater, Romantic and post-Romantic poetry, nationalism and racism from Europe to America, colonized and post-colonial populations, the rise of film, the struggles between "high" and "popular" culture, and changing attitudes towards human identity, life and death, sanity and madness. The volume also includes a chronology and guides to further reading.
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"Contributors also emphasize that the 'gothic' novel was not strictly English, but that it had many more outreaches. Although some essays include considerable political theorizing, the language does not overwhelm.... Recommended." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521794664
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 519,302
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerrold E. Hogle is Professor of English and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona. He has published widely in Romantic literature, cultural theory, and the Gothic.
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Table of Contents

Preface; Contributors; Chronology; 1. Introduction: The 'Gothic' in Western culture Jerrold E. Hogle; 2. The genesis of 'Gothic' fiction E. J. Clery; 3. The 1790s: the effulgence of the Gothic Robert Miles; 4. The continental Gothic Terry Hale; 5. Gothic fictions and Romantic writing in Britain Michael Gamer; 6. The Scottish and Irish Gothic David Punter; 7. English Gothic theatre Jeffrey N. Cox; 8. The Victorian Gothic in English novels and stories, 1830–85 Alison Milbank; 9. The rise of American Gothic Eric Savoy; 10. Gothic fiction at the turn of the century, 1885–1930 Kelly Hurley; 11. The Gothic on screen Misha Kavka; 12. The colonial and post-colonial Gothic Lizabeth Paravinisi-Gebert; 13. The contemporary Gothic Steven Bruhm; 14. Aftergothic (consumption, machines, and Black Holes) Fred Botting; Guide to further reading; Index.
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