Category: Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
An exploration of Gothic literature from its origins in Horace Walpole’s 1764 classic The Castle of Otranto, through Romantic and Victorian Gothic to modernist and postmodernist takes on the form. The volume surveys key debates such as Female Gothic, the Gothic narrator and nation and empire, and focuses on a wide range of texts including The Mysteries of Udolpho, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Magic Toyshop and The Shining.
The York Notes Companion to Gothic Literature explores the genre from its origins in Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, through Romantic and Victorian Gothic to modernist and postmodernist re-imaginings of the form, analysing key debates such as Female Gothic and the Gothic narrator. Examining classic works, including The Mysteries of Udolpho and Frankenstein, alongside literature much newer to the canon, the Companion offers close analysis of texts, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of Gothic literature. Each York Notes Companion provides: * *Analysis of key texts and debates. *Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts. *Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts. *Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history. *Modern theoretical perspectives in practice. *Timelines and annotated further reading Sue Chaplin is a Senior Lecturer in English, and Course Leader for the BA in English and History at Leeds Metropolitan University.
A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.
An accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the era, this Companion explores influential dramatic works by Ibsen, Shaw and Wilde; the poetry of mourning; novelistic genres, including social problem novels and sensation fiction; and the literature of the fin de siècle’s aesthetes and decadents. Cultural and historical debates – focussing on empire, national identity, science and evolution, print culture and gender – supply essential context alongside discussion of relevant critical theory.
The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on ‘Global Gothic’ reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic
This title offers a detailed yet accessible introduction to classic British Gothic literature and the popular sub-category of the Female Gothic designed for the student reader. Works by such classic Gothic authors as Horace Walpole, Matthew Lewis, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, and Mary Shelley are examined against the backdrop of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British social and political history and significant intellectual/cultural developments. Identification and interpretation of the Gothic’s variously reconfigured major motifs and conventions is provided alongside suggestions for further critical reading, a timeline of notable Gothic-related publications, and consideration of various theoretical approaches.