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  • Gothic Literature 1825-1914by Jarlath Killeen

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This volume in this exciting new series provides a detailed yet accessible study of Gothic literature in the nineteenth century. It examines how themes and trends associated with the early Gothic novels were diffused widely in many different genres in the Victorian period, including the ghost story, the detective story and the adventure story. more...

  • History of the Gothicby Carol Margaret Davison

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    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. more...

  • The Gothic and Catholicismby Maria Purves

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    The book is unique and ground-breaking in that it constitutes the first sustained analysis which comprehensively proves that a revision is required of the critical commonplace idea in Gothic scholarship that the roots of the Gothic novel should be seen within a late eighteenth-century popular anti-Catholicism. more...

  • Writing Postcolonial Franceby Fiona Barclay

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    This book is the first literary study to examine how France has failed to come to terms with the end of its empire, and is now haunted by the legacy of its colonial relationship with North Africa. It examines the form assumed by the ghosts of the past in fiction from a range of genres (travel writing, detective fiction, life writing, historical fiction,... more...

  • Legacies of Romanticismby Carmen Casaliggi; Paul March-Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book visits the Romantic legacy that was central to the development of literature and culture from the 1830s onward. Although critical accounts have examined aspects of this long history of indebtedness, this is the first study to survey both Nineteenth and Twentieth century culture. The authors consider the changing notion of Romanticism,... more...

  • Race, Romanticism, and the Atlanticby Paul Youngquist

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Highlighting the importance of diasporic people in shaping British Romanticism, this collection challenges descriptions of Romanticism as the expression of a national character or culture. Within the context of a circum-Atlantic world driven by an insatiable hunger for sugar and slaves, the contributors uncover the material contributions and the extraordinary... more...

  • Milton's Uncertain Edenby Andrew Mattison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Presenting a variety of ways of thinking about place in the Renaissance and in Paradise Lost , this study explores destabilization as it affects aspects of the poem from Adam?s sense of the landscape of Eden to the meaning of the Fall itself. more...

  • The Gothic in Children's Literatureby Anna Jackson; Roderick McGillis; Karen Coats

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children?s literature. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children?s literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse. more...

  • The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literatureby Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires in contemporary popular literature and demonstrating... more...

  • Canadian Gothicby Cynthia Sugars

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 150.00

    Focusing on the ways that Canadian writers turned to the Gothic for its vitalising rather than unsettling potential, this volume offers an important reconsideration of the Gothic legacy in Canada. more...