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Gothic & Romance

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  • 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 ghost story 1840 -1920by Andrew Smith

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    The ghost story 1840-1920: A cultural history examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period.The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth... 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...

  • 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...

  • Dangerous bodiesby Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    Through an investigation of the body and its oppression by the church, the medical profession and the state, this book reveals the actual horrors lying beneath fictional horror in settings as diverse as the monastic community, slave plantation, operating theatre, Jewish ghetto and battlefield trench.The book provides original readings of canonical... more...

  • Daniel Defoe, Contrarianby Robert James Merrett

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 77.00

    In this study, Robert James Merrett approaches Defoe’s body of work using interdisciplinary methods that recognize dialectic in his verbal creativity and cognitive awareness. more...

  • Wilde Discoveriesby Joseph Bristow

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 77.00

    This volume offers fresh approaches to well-known works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray while paying serious attention to his lesser known writings and activities, including his earliest attempts at emulating the English Romantics, his editing of Woman’s World , and his fascination with anarchism. more...