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Gothic & Romance

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  • Body Gothicby Xavier Aldana Reyes

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 160.00

    Body Gothic assesses the role and relevance of corporeal transgression in literature and film of the last three decades, from splatterpunk and body horror to torture porn and surgical horror. 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...

  • Contemporary Scottish Gothicby Timothy C. Baker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    An innovative reading of a wide range of contemporary Scottish novels in relation to literary tradition and modern philosophy, Contemporary Scottish Gothic provides a new approach to Scottish fiction and Gothic literature, and offers a fuller picture of contemporary Scottish Gothic than any previous text. more...

  • Stephen King's Contemporary Classicsby Philip L. Simpson; Patrick McAleer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing , published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key , The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon , Under the Dome , Joyland , and Dr. Sleep . more...

  • The Gothic and the Rule of the Law, 1764-1820by Dr Sue Chaplin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book is the first full-length theoretical and historical study of the relation between early Gothic fiction and an emerging modern rule of law. The work identifies not only a political and cultural, but also an ontological relation between what critics have conceptualized as 'Gothic' and the nature and function of modern juridical power. more...

  • Wilkie Collins, Medicine and the Gothicby L. Talairach-Vielmas

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This book examines how Wilkie Collins’s interest in medical matters developed in his writing through exploration of his revisions of the late eighteenth-century Gothic novel from his first sensation novels to his last novels of the 1880s. more...

  • Haintsby Arthur F. Redding

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    In Haints , Arthur Redding examines the work of contemporary American authors who draw on the gothic tradition in their fiction, not as frivolous or supernatural entertainments, but to explore and memorialize the ghosts of their heritage.   Ghosts, Redding argues, serve as lasting witnesses to the legacies of slaves and indigenous peoples... more...

  • Love and the Novelby George Paizis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 168.00

    The popularity of romance fiction is such that it constitutes nearly one quarter of new paperback fiction printed in the world. Its success depends on its ability to reflect and articulate the reader's aspirations for a better life and stands at the same time as a testament to her alienation. This fresh look at the romantic fiction seeks to discover... more...

  • Jane Austen and Animalsby Barbara K. Seeber

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95

    In her study of animals in Jane Austen, Seeber situates the author’s work within eighteenth- and nineteenth-century debates about human-animal relations. She shows that Austen associates the domination of animals with that of women, challenges readings that identify Austen’s depictions of nature as benign celebrations of England’s imperial... more...

  • Romantic Naturalists, Early Environmentalistsby Dewey W. Hall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Hall claims the creation of the National Trust in the United Kingdom and the National Parks in the United States were both shaped by literature. Central to Hall's project are links among Gilbert White, William Wordsworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Octavia Hill and John Muir in the context... more...