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Gothic & Romance

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  • Rethinking the Romance Genreby Emily S. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Ecocriticism and the Idea of Cultureby Helena Feder

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Arguing that the Bildungsroman is humanist culture's own origin story, Feder draws on the work of biologists in her examination of works by Voltaire, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf and Jamaica Kincaid. She dramatizes Western culture's own awareness of the instability of the binary of nature and culture, making a timely intervention in the ongoing... more...

  • The Gothic Ideologyby Diane Long Hoeveler

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores why lecherous monks, evil nuns, dank torture chambers and haunted abbeys have filled the pages of gothic novels for two hundred years. more...

  • 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...

  • Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilightby Chas Newkey-Burden

    John Blake 2010; US$ 9.99

    The enchanting true story of the woman who redefined vampires for a generation   On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a vivid dream that would change her life forever. She dreamed of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field, and that dream became Twilight . Now her vampire romance novels have become a publishing phenomenon,... 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...

  • The Twilight Symbolsby Julie-Anne Sykley

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Discover the symbolic magic of the Twilight Saga. more...

  • Romanticism and Postromanticismby Claudia Moscovici

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 29.99

    Claudia Moscovici asserts in Romanticism and Postromanticism that the Romantic heritage, far from being important only in a historical sense, has philosophical relevance and value for contemporary art and culture. With an emphasis on artistic tradition as a continuing source of inspiration and innovation, she touches upon each main branch of philosophy:... more...

  • In Darkest Londonby Jamieson Ridenhour

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian ?Gothic revival? novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but... 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...