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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket , the  Spiderwick Chronicles , and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children?s literature.... more...

  • The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literatureby Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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; US$ 140.00

    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 Wandererby Tyler R. Tichelaar; Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Loving Healing Press Inc 2012; US$ 11.95

    The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers on far more than a journey through literary history. The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of more...

  • Dark Assemblagesby Kay Pritchett

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    In Dark Assemblages , Kay Pritchett, after surveying the novelistic production of celebrated Neo-Gothic writer Pilar Pedraza (1951-), focuses on the relevance of the Spanish author's fiction to contemporary social concerns. Pedraza's Gothic stories of development reveal the power of conventional representations ( fixed images ) to undermine... more...

  • Shelley's Textual Seductionsby Samuel Lyndon Gladden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    First published in 2002. This book surveys how and to what effect Shelley uses erotic narratives to mask political rhetoric within his attempts to describe and bring forth utopia. Posing erotic relationships as both an exemplar of the inequities of power and a paradigm for alternative social orders that dismantle oppressive structures, it argues Shelley?s... more...

  • Shelley and the Romantic Revolutionby F.A. Lea

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1945. In this work the author seeks to correct the misinterpretation and incorrect labelling of Shelley?s thought. While not neglecting Shelley as a poet, this book focuses on his contributions made to the general movement of political and philosophical thought of his era and by so doing his relevance to contemporary issues. This... more...

  • Romantic Ecocriticismby Dewey W. Hall; James C. McKusick; Colin Carman; Alicia Carroll; Judyta Frodyma; Gary Harrison; J. Andrew Hubbell; Ryan David Leack; Kaitlin Mondello; Shalon Noble; Lisa Ottum; Marcus Tomalin; Bryon Williams

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies examines the influence of the science of the age upon a host of English and American authors. The collection of essays develops transhistorical and transnational perspectives to examine the invaluable place of Romantic literary studies as inspiration behind the rise of early environmentalism in the nineteenth... more...

  • Serialization and the Novel in Mid-Victorian Magazinesby Catherine Delafield

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Examining the Victorian serial as a text in its own right, Catherine Delafield re-reads five novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Dinah Craik and Wilkie Collins by situating them in the context of periodical publication. She traces the roles of the author and editor in the creation and dissemination of the texts and considers how first publication... more...