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Gothic & Romance

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  • Ecocriticism and the Idea of Cultureby Helena Feder

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Arguing that the Bildungsroman is humanist culture's own origin story, Feder draws on the work of biologists in her examination of works by Voltaire, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf and Jamaica Kincaid. She dramatizes Western culture's own awareness of the instability of the binary of nature and culture, making a timely intervention in the ongoing... more...

  • 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 Romanticism: Literature, Aesthetics, Landscapeby Carmen Casaliggi; Paul March-Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Taking into account key movements, such as late 19 th century aestheticism, early 20 th century Modernism, postmodernism and post-colonialism, the book shows how these developments were not only informed by Romanticism, but also revealed it to be a more plural and less stable concept. 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...

  • Home Ground and Foreign Territoryby Janice Fiamengo

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first multi-disciplinary collection of essays to focus exclusively on early Canadian literature with the aim of reassessing the field and proposing new approaches. more...