The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction / Edition 1

by Jerrold E. Hogle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521794668

ISBN-13: 9780521794664

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521794664
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
714,846
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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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