The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

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Gothic as a form of fiction-making has played a major role in Western culture since the late eighteenth century. In this volume, fourteen world-class experts on the Gothic provide thorough and revealing accounts of this haunting-to-horrifying type of fiction from the 1760s (the decade of The Castle of Otranto, the first so-called 'Gothic story') to the end of the twentieth century (an era haunted by filmed and computerized Gothic simulations). Along the way, these essays explore the connections of Gothic fictions to political and industrial revolutions, the realistic novel, the theatre, Romantic and post-Romantic poetry, nationalism and racism from Europe to America, colonized and post-colonial populations, the rise of film and other visual technologies, the struggles between 'high' and 'popular' culture, changing psychological attitudes towards human identity, gender and sexuality, and the obscure lines between life and death, sanity and madness. The volume also includes a chronology and guides to further reading.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780521794664
0521794668
9780521791243
0521791243
Branch Call Number: 823.0872909 CA
Characteristics: xxv, 327 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hogle, Jerrold E.
Alternative Title: Gothic fiction
Title: The Cambridge companion to gothic fiction
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Characteristics: xxv, 327 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hogle, Jerrold E.
Alternative Title: Gothic fiction
ISBN: 9780521794664
0521794668
9780521791243
0521791243
Branch Call Number: 823.0872909 CA
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Jerrold E. Hogle
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-312) and index.
Subject Headings: Gothic revival (Literature) Great Britain. Gothic revival (Literature) United States. Horror tales, American History and criticism. Horror tales, English History and criticism.
Topical Term: Gothic revival (Literature)
Gothic revival (Literature)
Horror tales, American
Horror tales, English
LCCN: 2002020172
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