The Gothic and the Everyday Book

The Gothic and the Everyday


  • Author : L. Piatti-Farnell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137406644

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The Gothic and the Everyday Excerpt :

The Gothic and the Everyday aims to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition. By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations

The Gothic World of Stephen King Book

The Gothic World of Stephen King


  • Author : Gary Hoppenstand
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 0879724110

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The Gothic World of Stephen King Excerpt :

Stephen King’s popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King’s interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.

Surrealism and the Gothic Book

Surrealism and the Gothic


  • Author : Neil Matheson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351686457

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Surrealism and the Gothic Excerpt :

Surrealism and the Gothic is the first book-length analysis of the role played by the gothic in both the initial emergence of surrealism and at key moments in its subsequent development as an art and literary movement. The book argues the strong and sustained influence, not only of the classic gothic novel itself – Ann Radcliffe, Charles Maturin, Matthew Lewis, etc. – but also the determinative impact of closely related phenomena, as with the influence of mediumism, alchemy and magic. The book also traces the later development of the gothic novel, as with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and its mutation into such works of popular fiction as the Fantômas series of Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, enthusiastically taken up by writers such as Apollinaire and subsequently feeding into the development of surrealism. More broadly, the book considers a range of motifs strongly associated with gothic writing, as with insanity, incarceration and the ‘accursed outsider’, explored in relation to the personal experience and electroshock treatment of Antonin Artaud. A recurring motif of the analysis is that of the gothic castle, developed in the writings of André Breton, Artaud, Sade, Julien Gracq and other writers, as well as in the work of visual artists such as Magritte.

The Gothic World Book

The Gothic World


  • Author : Glennis Byron
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135053062

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The Gothic World Excerpt :

The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories Gothic Spaces Gothic Readers and Writers Gothic Spectacle Contemporary Impulses. The Gothic World seeks to account for the Gothic as a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional force, as a style, an aesthetic experience and a mode of cultural expression that traverses genres, forms, media, disciplines and national boundaries and creates, indeed, its own ‘World’.

South Asian Gothic Book

South Asian Gothic


  • Author : Katarzyna Ancuta
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786838018

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South Asian Gothic Excerpt :

This book is the first attempt to theorise South Asian Gothic production as a common cultural landscape, taking into account both the historical perspective and the variety of media texts. The volume consists of fifteen chapters by experts in film, literature and cultural studies of South Asia, representing the diversity of the region and a number of ways in which Gothic manifests in contemporary South Asian cultures. Gothic in South Asia can be read as a distinctive aesthetic, narrative practice, or a process of signification, where conventional Gothic tropes and imagery are assessed anew and global forms are consumed, appropriated, translated, transformed or resisted. The volume investigates South Asian Gothic as a local variety of international Gothic and part of the transnational category of globalgothic, contributing to the ongoing discussion on the need to de-westernise Gothic methodologies and ensure that Gothic scholarship remains relevant in the culturally-diverse modern world.

Gothic Topographies Book

Gothic Topographies


  • Author : Matti Savolainen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317126034

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Gothic Topographies Excerpt :

In demonstrating the global reach of Gothic literatures, this collection takes up the influence of the Gothic mode in literatures that may be geographically remote from one another but still share related issues of minor languages, nation building, place and race. Suggesting that there is a parallel between certain motifs and themes found in the Gothic of the North (Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Canada) and South (Australia, South Africa and the US South), the essays explore the transgressions and confusion of borders and limits, whether they be linguistic, literary, generic, class-based, gendered or sexual. The volume includes essays on a wide diversity of authors and topics: Jan Potocki, Gustav Meyrink, William Godwin, Alan Hollinghurst, Marlene van Niekerk, John Richardson, antislavery discourse and the Gothic imagination, the Australian aboriginal Gothic, vampires of Post-Soviet Gothic society, Danish, Swedish and Finnish fiction and film, and the Canadian female Gothic and the death drive. What distinguishes this book from other collections on the Gothic is the coverage of themes and literatures that are either lacking in the mainstream research on the Gothic or are referred to only briefly in other book-length studies. Experts in the Gothic and those new to the field will appreciate the book's commitment to situating Gothic sensibilities in an international context.

American Women s Regionalist Fiction Book

American Women s Regionalist Fiction


  • Author : Monika Elbert
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030555528

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American Women s Regionalist Fiction Excerpt :

American Women’s Regionalist Fiction: Mapping the Gothic seeks to redress the monolithic vision of American Gothic by analyzing the various sectional or regional attempts to Gothicize what is most claustrophobic or peculiar about local history. Since women writers were often relegated to inferior status, it is especially compelling to look at women from the Gothic perspective. The regionalist Gothic develops along the line of difference and not unity—thus emphasizing regional peculiarities or a sense of superiority in terms of regional history, natural landscapes, immigrant customs, folk tales, or idiosyncratic ways. The essays study the uncanny or the haunting quality of “the commonplace,” as Hawthorne would have it in his introduction to The House of the Seven Gables, in regionalist Gothic fiction by a wide range of women writers between ca. 1850 and 1930. This collection seeks to examine how/if the regionalist perspective is small, limited, and stultifying and leads to Gothic moments, or whether the intersection between local and national leads to a clash that is jarring and Gothic in nature.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism  Volume 4  The Eighteenth Century Book

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 4 The Eighteenth Century


  • Author : George Alexander Kennedy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 970
  • ISBN 10 : 0521317207

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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 4 The Eighteenth Century Excerpt :

This comprehensive 1997 account of eighteenth-century literary criticism is now available in paperback.

Haunting Modernity and the Gothic Presence in British Modernist Literature Book

Haunting Modernity and the Gothic Presence in British Modernist Literature


  • Author : Daniel Darvay
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319326610

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Haunting Modernity and the Gothic Presence in British Modernist Literature Excerpt :

This book explores the complex relationship between British modernism and the Gothic tradition over several centuries of modern literary and cultural history. Illuminating the blind spots of Gothic criticism and expanding the range of cultural material that falls under the banner of this tradition, Daniel Darvay focuses on how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British writers transform the artifice of Gothic ruins into building blocks for a distinctively modernist architecture of questions, concerns, images, and arguments. To make this argument, Darvay takes readers back to early exemplars of the genre thematically rooted in the English Reformation, tracing it through significant Victorian transformations to finally the modernist period. Through writers such as Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, this book ultimately expands the boundaries of the Gothic genre and provides a fresh, new approach to better understanding the modernist movement.

The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales Book

The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales


  • Author : Chris Baldick
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN 10 : 0199561532

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The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales Excerpt :

A fresh contemporary look for the first anthology to trace the strength and diversity of Gothic fiction from its origins in the eighteenth century, with authors as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Hardy, Jorge Luis Borges, and Angela Carter.

Gothic Literature Book

Gothic Literature


  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748647439

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Gothic Literature Excerpt :

New edition of bestselling introductory text outlining the history and ways of reading Gothic literatureThis revised edition includes:* A new chapter on Contemporary Gothic which explores the Gothic of the early twenty first century and looks at new critical developments* An updated Bibliography of critical sources and a revised Chronology The book opens with a Chronology and an Introduction to the principal texts and key critical terms, followed by five chapters: The Gothic Heyday 1760-1820; Gothic 1820-1865; Gothic Proximities 1865-1900; Twentieth Century; and Contemporary Gothic. The discussion examines how the Gothic has developed in different national contexts and in different forms, including novels, novellas, poems, films, radio and television. Each chapter concludes with a close reading of a specific text - Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Silence of the Lambs and The Historian - to illustrate ways in which contextual discussion informs critical analysis. The book ends with a Conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic.

Women and Gothic Book

Women and Gothic


  • Author : Maria Purves
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443857932

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Women and Gothic Excerpt :

This small collection of essays explores women’s relationship with the gothic: a relationship which has, since its eighteenth-century beginnings, always been complex. These essays demonstrate some of the scope and diversity of that relationship, and much of its intensity: the ingenuity and genius employed, the anguish experienced and the risks taken, in its evolution. Genuinely representative of gothic’s flexibility and presence in everything from novels to architecture, from surrealist art to hypertext fiction, this volume brings new primary sources and topics to the reader’s attention, and will be of interest to anyone who wants to expand and challenge their understanding of how and why women engage with the gothic.

Gothic Britain Book

Gothic Britain


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786832344

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Gothic Britain Excerpt :

Gothic Britain is the first collection of essays to consider how the Gothic responds to, and is informed by, the British regional experience. Acknowledging how the so-called United Kingdom has historically been divided on nationalistic lines, the twelve original essays in this volume interrogate the interplay of ideas and generic innovations generated in the spaces between the nominal kingdom and its component nations and, innovatively, within those national spaces. Concentrating upon fictions depicting England, Scotland and Wales specifically, Gothic Britain comprehends the generic possibilities of the urban and the rural, of the historical and the contemporary, of the metropolis and the rural settlement – as well as exploring uniquely the fluid space that is the act of travel itself. Reading the textuality of some two hundred years of national and regional identity, Gothic Britain interrogates how the genre has depicted and questioned the natural and built environments of the island of Britain.

Twenty First Century Gothic Book

Twenty First Century Gothic


  • Author : Wester Maisha Wester
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474440950

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Twenty First Century Gothic Excerpt :

A transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial GothicKey FeaturesCovers key areas and themes of the post-millennial Gothic as well as developments in the field and revisions of the Gothic traditionConsitutes the first thematic compendium to this area with a transmedia (literature, film and television) and transnational approachCovers a plurality of texts, from novels such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005), Helen Oyeyemi's White Is for Witching (2009), Justin Cronin's The Passage (2010) and M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts (2014), to films such as Kairo (2001), Juan of the Dead (2012) and The Darkside (2013), to series such as Dante's Cove (2005-7), Hemlock Grove (2013-15), Penny Dreadful (2014-16) Black Mirror (2011-) and even the Slenderman mythos.This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century. The 20 newly commissioned chapters cover emerging and expanding research areas, such as digital technologies, queer identity, the New Weird and postfeminism. They also discuss contemporary Gothic monsters - including zombies, vampires and werewolves - and highlight Ethnogothic forms such as Asian and Black Diasporic Gothic.

New Directions in 21st Century Gothic Book

New Directions in 21st Century Gothic


  • Author : Lorna Piatti-Farnell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317609018

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New Directions in 21st Century Gothic Excerpt :

This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary diversification of Gothic scholarship and maps its changing and mutating incarnations. Drawing strength from their fascinating diversity, and points of correlation, the varied perspectives and subject areas cohere around a number of core themes — of re-evaluation, discovery, and convergence — to reveal emerging trends and new directions in Gothic scholarship. Visiting fascinating areas including the Gothic and digital realities, uncanny food experiences, representations of death and the public media, Gothic creatures and their popular legacies, new approaches to contemporary Gothic literature, and re-evaluations of the Gothic mode through regional narratives, essays reveal many patterns and intersecting approaches, forcefully testifying to the multifaceted, although lucidly coherent, nature of Gothic studies in the 21st Century. The multiple disciplines represented — from digital inquiry to food studies, from fine art to dramaturgy — engage with the Gothic in order to offer new definitions and methodological approaches to Gothic scholarship. The interdisciplinary, transnational focus of this volume provides exciting new insights into, and expanded and revitalised definitions of, the Gothic and its related fields.