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Gothic & Romance

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Heyday of Sir Walter Scottby Donald Davie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1961, this book examines a number of works popular in the Romantic period, during the heyday of Sir Walter Scott in the early part of the nineteenth century. Encompassing works by the likes of Alexander Pushkin, Sir Walter Scott, Adam Mickiewicz and James Fenimore Cooper, this is also a meditation on the nature of Romanticism... more...

  • The Gothic Worldby Glennis Byron; Dale Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories... more...

  • Memorializing Animals during the Romantic Periodby Chase Pielak

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    In his study of the presence of animals in early nineteenth-century works by Charles and Mary Lamb, John Clare, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron, Chase Pielak observes that images of dead and deadly animals coincided with questions about what constitutes human life and its boundaries. He argues that each author uses language... more...

  • In Hawthorne's Shadowby Samuel Chase Coale

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "The world is so sad and solemn," wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne, "that things meant in jest are liable, by an overwhelming influence, to become dreadful earnest; gaily dressed fantasies turning to ghostly and black-clad images of themselves." From the radical dualism of Hawthorne's vision, Samuel Coale argues, springs a continuing tradition in the American... more...

  • Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Cultureby Justin D. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links between technologies and the proliferation of the Gothic... more...