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Gothic & Romance

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Set against the backdrop of a rapidly fissuring disciplinary landscape where poetry and science are increasingly viewed as irreconcilable and unrelated, Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a previously ignored, fundamental connection between autobiography and the natural sciences. Examining the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe,... more...

  • 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$ 149.95

    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, Baxter... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Taking as its point of departure recent insights about the performative nature of genre, The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic challenges the critical tendency to accept at face value that gothic literature is mainly about fear. Instead, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also... 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...

  • Picturing Scotland through the Waverley Novelsby Dr Richard J Hill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Innovative and accessibly written, Picturing Scotland examines the genesis and production of the first author-approved illustrations for Sir Walter' Scott's Waverley novels in Scotland. Consulting numerous neglected primary sources, Richard J. Hill demonstrates that Scott, usually seen as disinterested in the mechanics of publishing, actually was... 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...

  • 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 Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law, 1790?1860by Professor Bridget M Marshall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Tracing the use of legal themes in the gothic novel, Bridget M. Marshall shows these devices reflect an outpouring of anxiety about the nature of justice. On both sides of the Atlantic, novelists like William Godwin, Mary Shelley, Charles Brockden Brown, and Hannah Crafts question the foundations of the Anglo-American justice system through their... 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...