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  • The Female Gothicby Diana Wallace; Andrew Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    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 Richard J. Hill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    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$ 28.00

    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$ 13.55

    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...

  • The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Byronby Martin Garrett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 130.00

    A comprehensive guide to the poems, prose, biography, ideas and contexts of Byron, entries range from detailed coverage of the major poems to items on Byron's songs, conversation, interest in boxing, swimming and vampires, and sexual liaisons; also the 'Byronic Hero', Byron in fiction and drama, and his pervasive influence on subsequent literature. more...

  • The Politics of Enchantmentby J. David Black

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    What do "raves" have to do with eighteenth-century Romanticism, or the latest communication technologies with historical ideas about language, media, and culture? Today's culture dazzles us with technological marvels and media spectacles. While we find them entertaining, just as often they are troubling - they seem to contradict common sense,... more...

  • Unsettled Remainsby Cynthia Sugars; Gerry Turcotte

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 42.95

    Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts... more...

  • The Educational Legacy of Romanticismby John Willinsky

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Papers of a conference held at the Calgary Institute of the Humanities, Oct. 13-18, 1988. more...

  • American Gothicby Robert K. Martin; Eric Savoy

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    Drawing widely on contemporary theory—particularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and Kristeva—this volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the popular fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. Special attention is paid to the issues... more...

  • Necromanticismby Paul Westover

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Necromanticism is a study of literary pilgrimage: readers' compulsion to visit literary homes, landscapes, and (especially) graves during the long Romantic period. The book draws on the histories of tourism and literary genres to highlight Romanticism's recourse to the dead in its reading, writing, and canon-making practices. more...