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  • The Irish Fairy Taleby Vito Carrassi; Kevin Wren

    John Cabot University Press 2012; US$ 32.99

    Through an original analysis of its structure and dynamics, the fairy tale ceases to be one of the many genres of fantastic narrative and rises to become a category, a universal modality both of the storytelling and of a world vision. The objective is to render the fairy tale a sort of emblematic location, where the study of narrative texts integrates... more...

  • Romanticism, Gender, and Violenceby Nowell Marshall

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    Responding to work by Eve Sedgwick and recent media attention to queer suicide, this project theorizes performative melancholia , a condition where, regardless of sexual orientation, overinvestment in gender norms causes subjects who are unable to embody those norms to experience socially expected (?normal?) gender as something unattainable or... more...

  • Deciphering Poeby Alexandra Urakova

    Lehigh University Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe?s work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. The essays offer fresh perspectives Poe?s debt to baroque tradition, his response to Catholicism, his tribute to philosophical idea of sublimity, his complex response to racial issues,... more...

  • Gothic Literatureby Andrew Smith

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    New edition of bestselling introductory text outlining the history and ways of reading Gothic literature.This revised edition includes: A new chapter on Contemporary Gothic which explores the Gothic of the early twentieth century and looks at new critical developments An updated Bibliography of critical sources and a revised Chronology The book opens... 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...

  • Women Writers and the Hero of Romanceby Judith Wilt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey . The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights , Middlemarch , The Scarlet Pimpernel , The Sheik , and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett. more...

  • Sara Coleridgeby Jeffrey W. Barbeau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Known as the daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Coleridge's manuscripts, letters, and other writings reveal an original thinker in dialogue with major literary and cultural figures of nineteenth-century England. Here, her writings on beauty, education, and faith uncover aspects of Romantic and Victorian literature, philosophy, and theology.... more...