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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Twilight Symbolsby Julie-Anne Sykley

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

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

  • Reading and the Victoriansby Matthew Bradley; Juliet John

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bringing together historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book, Reading and the Victorians examines the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. The contributors stress the continuities and the conflicts between the Victorian period and our own, in... more...

  • Metaphysical Hazlittby Uttara Natarajan; Tom Paulin; Duncan Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 170.00

    The rediscovery and restitution of William Hazlitt as a canonical Romantic author has been among the latest and most significant developments in present-day Romantic studies. This volume, a collection of previously unpublished essays by the foremost scholars in the field presents Hazlitt as a philosophical, and not simply a 'familiar' essayist. It... more...

  • Gothic and the Comic Turnby Avril Horner; Sue Zlosnik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which... more...

  • The Spiritual History of Iceby Eric G. Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy... more...

  • The Modern Gothic and Literary Doublesby Dr Linda Dryden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles is concerned with Gothic representations of London in the late 19th century. Establishing that a modern Gothic literary mode relocates the traditional rural Gothic to the late 19th century metropolis, this volume explores the cultural history of London in the 19th century. more...

  • Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticismby Bernhard Kuhn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a fundamental connection between the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau that refutes the now entrenched thesis of the 'two cultures.' As he examines these three representative writers, Kuhn reveals the scientific character of autobiographical writing while demonstrating... more...