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  • Irish Gothicsby Christina Morin; Niall Gillespie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Scholarly interest in 'the Irish Gothic' has grown at a rapid pace in recent years, but the debate over exactly what constitutes this body of literature remains far from settled. This collection of essays explores the rich complexities of the literary gothic in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland. more...

  • Edgar Allan Poeby James M. Hutchisson; Amy C. Branam; Dennis Eddings; Benjamin F. Fisher; Peter Goodwin; Kevin J. Hayes; Leon Jackson; John F. Jebb; Daniel Phillippon; Laura Saltz; C T. Walters; Justin Wert

    University of Delaware 2011; US$ 38.99

    Most frequently regarded as a writer of the supernatural, Poe was actually among the most versatile of American authors, writing social satire, comic hoaxes, mystery stories, science fiction, prose poems, literary criticism and theory, and even a play. As a journalist and editor, Poe was closely in touch with the social, political, and cultural trends... more...

  • British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835by Kathryn S. Freeman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Tracing the literary relationship between British women and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kathryn Freeman argues that women writers, distinct from their male counterparts, interrogated Orientalist distortions of India through the lens of gender. Her study invites us to rethink the Romantic paradigm of canonical writers as replicators of Orientalists’... more...

  • American Women's Ghost Stories in the Gilded Ageby Dara Downey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book shows just how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie, it offers a new perspective on an old genre. 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...

  • Romanticism and Linguistic Theoryby Marcus Tomalin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This innovative and ground-breaking study explores the complex relationship between linguistic theory and literature during the Romantic period, focusing particularly on William Hazlitt's writings about linguistic theory and also†considering†figures such as†Leigh Hunt, Percy Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas De Quincey. more...

  • The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835by Dr Franz J. Potter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    To better understand and contextualise the twilight of the Gothic genre during the 1920s and 1830s, The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835: Exhuming the Trade examines the disreputable aspects of the Gothic trade from its horrid bluebooks to the desperate hack writers who created the short tales of terror. From the Gothic publishers to the circulating... more...

  • Rethinking the Romance Genreby Emily S. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Rethinking the Romance Genre examines why the romance genre has proven such an irresistible form for contemporary writers and filmmakers as they approach global issues. In contemporary texts ranging from literary works, to films, to social media, romance facilitates a range of intimacies that offer new feminist models in the age of globalization. more...

  • Le Gothicby Avril Horner; Sue Zlosnik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    This new collection of essays by major scholars in the field looks at the ways in which cross-fertilization has taken place in Gothic writing from France, Germany, Britain and America over the last 200 years, and argues that Gothic writing reflects international exchanges in theme and form. more...

  • Emotionen in der Romantikby Walter Pape; Antje Arnold

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The Romantic mode and representations of emotion would seem to be a perfect fit. By focusing on the esthetics of emotions, their genre-typical enactments and representation in the works of Arnim, GŁnderrode, Goethe, Heine, Hoffmann, Schiller, Tieck and others, the book presents a broad-based examination of this interaction. The articles in this volume... more...