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Gothic & Romance

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Twilight of the Gothic?by Joseph Crawford

    University of Wales Press 2014;

    This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre, from its earliest eighteenth-century sources to the commercial success of contemporary media franchises such as Twilight and True Blood. 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literatureby William Hughes

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an... 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...