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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • African American Gothicby Maisha L. Wester

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book offers a new critique of contemporary African-American fiction and its intersections with and critiques of the Gothic genre. Wester reveals the myriad ways writers manipulate the genre to critique the gothic's traditional racial ideologies and the mechanisms that were appropriated and re-articulated as a useful vehicle for the enunciation... more...

  • The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Byronby Martin Garrett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Cannibalism in Literature and Filmby Jennifer Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world. more...

  • Necromanticismby Paul Westover

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Bram Stoker, Dracula and the Victorian Gothic Stageby Catherine Wynne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Bram Stoker, Dracula and the Victorian Gothic Stage re-appraises Stoker's key fictions in relation to his working life. It takes Stoker's work from the margins to centre stage, exploring how Victorian theatre's melodramatic and Gothic productions influenced his writing and thinking. more...

  • Social Reform in Gothic Writingby Ellen Malenas Ledoux

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Social Reform in Gothic Writing provides a transatlantic view of the politically transformative power that Gothic texts effected during the Revolutionary era (1764-1834) through providing fresh readings of canonical and non-canonical writing in a wide variety of genres. more...

  • Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazineby Robert Morrison; Daniel S. Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This collection of essays throws vast new light on the most significant literary-political journal of the Romantic age. Its chapters analyze Blackwood's wide-ranging contributions on some of the most topical issues in Romantic studies, including celebrity, British versus Scottish nationalism, and the rise of terror and detective fiction. more...