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Gothic & Romance

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  • Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830by Erik Simpson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book argues that Romantic-era writers used the figure of the minstrel to imagine authorship as a social, responsive enterprise unlike the solitary process portrayed by Romantic myths of the lone genius. Simpson highlights the centrality of the minstrel to many important literary developments from the Romantic era through to the 1840s. more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romanceby Dr Katherine Isobel Baxter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance,... more...

  • The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothicby Professor Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Challenging the widely held assumption that gothic literature is mainly about fear, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also about judgment. Analyzing canonical works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Gilman, and James, Monnet persuasively argues that these authors' concerns about slavery,... more...

  • Gothic to Multiculturalby A. Robert Lee

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 152.60

    Gothic to Multicultural: Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction , twenty-three essays each carefully revised from the past four decades, explores both range and individual register. The collection opens with considerations of gothic as light and dark in Charles Brockden Brown, war and peace in Cooper’s The Spy , Antarctica as world-genesis... more...

  • The Female Gothicby Diana Wallace; Andrew Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions. more...

  • Picturing Scotland through the Waverley Novelsby Dr Richard J Hill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Picturing Scotland examines the genesis and production of the first author-approved illustrations for Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels in Scotland. Richard J. Hill shows that Scott, usually seen as indifferent to the mechanics of publishing, was actually at the forefront of one of the most lucrative publishing trends, the illustrated novel. Informed... more...

  • Gothic Romanticismby Tom Duggett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 29.00

    This series of close readings relates architecture, politics, and literary form to shed new light on the works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey, offering new insights. more...

  • The Sappho Companionby Margaret Reynolds

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    Born around 630BC on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho is now regarded as the greatest lyrical poet of ancient Greece, ironic and passionate, capturing the troubled depths of love. Her work survives only in fragments, yet her influence extends throughout Western literature, fuelled by the speculations and romances which have gathered around her name,... more...

  • Historical Romance Fictionby Dr Lisa Fletcher

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Lisa Fletcher moves the debate about the value and appeal of heterosexual romance onto new ground, testing the claims of speech-act and performativity theorists on everything from popular classics by Georgette Heyer, to 'bodice rippers,' to historical fiction by John Fowles and A. S. Byatt. Nominating 'I love you' as the romance novel's... more...

  • Lives of the Sonnet, 1787?1895by Dr Marianne Van Remoortel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Tracing the development of the sonnet during intense moments of change and stability, continuity and conflict, from the early Romantic period to the end of the nineteenth century, Marianne Van Remoortel pays particular attention to the role of the popular press. As she highlights the intricately related issues of genre and gender, Van Remoortel offers... more...