The Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

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A multi-disciplinary scholarly consideration of the Victorian Gothic

These 14 chapters, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide an invaluable insight into the complex and various Gothic forms of the nineteenth century. Covering a range of diverse contexts, the chapters focus on science, medicine, Queer theory, imperialism, nationalism, and gender. Together with further chapters on the ghost story, realism, the fin de siècle, pulp fictions, sensation ...

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Overview


A multi-disciplinary scholarly consideration of the Victorian Gothic

These 14 chapters, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide an invaluable insight into the complex and various Gothic forms of the nineteenth century. Covering a range of diverse contexts, the chapters focus on science, medicine, Queer theory, imperialism, nationalism, and gender. Together with further chapters on the ghost story, realism, the fin de siècle, pulp fictions, sensation fiction, and the Victorian way of death, the Companion provides a thorough-going overview of the Victorian Gothic.

An essential resource for students and scholars working on the Gothic, Victorian literature and culture, and critical theory.

Key Features
* First multi-authored thorough exploration of the Victorian Gothic
* Original research in all chapters
* Sets the agenda for future scholarship in the field
* Pedagogically awareKey WordsVictorian, Gothic, Science, Gender, Nationalism, Death, Supernatural, Ghost, Death

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748691166
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2014
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Smith is Reader in Nineteenth Century English Literature at the University of Sheffield. His 14 published book include The Ghost Story 1840-1920: A Cultural History (2010), Victorian Demons (2004), and Gothic Radicalism (2004).

William Hughes is Professor of Gothic Studies at Bath Spa University. His 12 published books include Beyond Dracula (2000), two student guides to Dracula, and the definitive bibliography of Stoker's works (with Richard Dalby, 2004). With Andrew Smith, he has co-edited four collections, including Empire and the Gothic (2003) and Queering the Gothic (2009) and, with Diane Mason, he has produced an annotated edition of Stoker's Dracula (2007). He is the founder editor of Gothic Studies, the refereed journal of the International Gothic Association.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Locating the Victorian Gothic - Andrew Smith and William Hughes
Realism and the Victorian Gothic: Objects of Terror Transformed - Martin Willis
Sensation Fiction: A Peep Behind the Veil - Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Victorian Gothic Pulp Fiction - Jarlath Killeen
Victorian Gothic Drama - Diane Long Hoeveler
Victorian Gothic poetry: The Corpse's Text - Caroline Franklin and Michael Franklin
The Victorian Ghost Story - Nick Freeman
Victorian Gothic and National Identity - Avril Horner
The Victorian Gothic and Gender - Carol Margaret Davison
Queer Victorian Gothic - Ardel Thomas
Victorian Gothic Death - Andrew Smith
Science and the Gothic - Kelly Hurley
Victorian Medicine and the Gothic -William Hughes
Imperial Gothic - Patrick Brantlinger
Fin de Siècle Gothic - Vicky Margree and Bryony Randall
Index

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