The Routledge Companion to Gothic

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Catherine Spooner, Emma McEvoy
Routledge, 8 ott 2007 - 304 pagine
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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.


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Notes on contributors x
Gothic traditions 7
Gothic and the Romantics 19
Victorian Gothic 29
Gothic in the twentieth century 38
Gothic locations 51
Robert Mighall
American Gothic 63
Abject and grotesque 137
Hauntings 147
Gothic femininities 155
Brian Baker
Queer Gothic 174
Gothic children 183
Gothic media 195
Contemporary Gothic theatre 214

Scottish Gothic 73
Irish Gothic 83
Gothic and empire 95
Canadian Gothic 105
Australian Gothic 115
Gothic concepts 127
Gothic film parody 223
Contemporary horror cinema 233
Gothic television 242
Gothic and the graphic novel 251
Gothic music and subculture 260
Gothic and new media 270

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Informazioni sull'autore (2007)

Catherine Spooner is Senior lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Her publications include Fashioning Gothic Bodies (MUP, 2004) and Contemporary Gothic (Reaktion 2006).

Emma McEvoy lectures at the University of Westminster, UK. She has published work on various Romantic and Gothic texts and contributed to the OUP edition of Matthew Lewis' The Monk (1995).

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