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Gothic & Romance

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  • Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Cultureby Patrick R. O'Malley

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 103.00

    O'Malley explores Victorian Gothic as a genre through which British authors defined their culture and what was outside it. more...

  • Unfettering Poetryby Jeffrey C. Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book calls attention to the pervasive but largely unacknowledged poetics of the 'Fancy' evident in poetry written during the British Romantic period. These poetics, Robinson demonstrates, are an early nineteenth-century version of what will become the visionary, experimental, open-form poetics of the twentieth-century. more...

  • Coleridge and the Crisis of Reasonby Richard Berkeley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This exciting new study examines Coleridge's understanding of the Pantheism Controversy - the crisis of reason in German philosophy - revealing the context informing Coleridge's understanding of German thinkers. It establishes the central importance of the contested status of reason for Coleridge's poetry and later religious thought. more...

  • Romanticism and Formby Dr Alan Rawes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book offers new analyzes of canonical texts, contextualizations of Romantic forms in relation to war, nationalism and empire, reassessments of neglected and marginalized writers and explorations of the relationship between form and reader. It showcases a range of new approaches that are informed by deconstruction, theology and new technology. more...

  • Queering Gothic in the Romantic Ageby Dr Max Fincher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00

    This book argues that Gothic writing of the Romantic period is queer. Using a variety of texts, it argues that contemporary queer theory can help us to read the obliqueness and invisibility of same-sex desire in a culture of vigilance. Fincher shows how the Gothic's ambivalent gender politics destabilize heteronormative narratives. more...

  • Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literatureby Dr Carol Margaret Davison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature examines the Gothic's engagement with the Jewish Question and British national identity over the course of a century. Beginning with an exploration of Jewish demonology from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Davison interprets the changing significance of the trans-national Wandering Jew in classic... more...

  • Empire and the Gothicby Andrew Smith; Professor William Hughes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    This innovative volume considers the relationship between the Gothic and theories of Post-Colonialism. Contributors explore how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arunhati Roy and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala use the Gothic for postcolonial ends. Post-Colonial theory is applied to earlier Gothic narratives in order to re-examine the ostensibly colonialist... more...

  • Romanticism and Religion from William Cowper to Wallace Stevensby Gavin Hopps; Jane Stabler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    Covering the entire field of Romanticism from its eighteenth-century origins in the writing of William Cowper to late-twentieth-century manifestations in the work of Wallace Stevens, this collection is an original and much-needed intervention in Romantic studies, bringing together the contextual awareness of recent historicist scholarship with the... more...

  • Coleridge and Shelleyby Sally West

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Sally West's timely study explores Coleridge's influence on Shelley's poetic development, while engaging with the larger subject of literary influence. West argues that there is a direct correlation between Shelley's desire for political and social transformation and his appropriation, and transformation, of Coleridge language, imagery,... more...

  • Republicanism and the American Gothicby Marilyn Michaud

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This book is a comparative study of British and American literature and culture in the 1790s and 1950s. It explores the republican tradition of the British Enlightenment and the effect of its translation and migration to the American colonies. more...