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  • Gothic and Genderby Donna Heiland

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    Gothic novels tell terrifying stories of patriarchal societies that thrive on the oppression or even outright sacrifice of women and others. Donna Heiland's Gothic and Gender offers a historically informed theoretical introduction to key gothic narratives from a feminist perspective. The book concentrates primarily on fiction from the 1760s through... more...

  • Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Cultureby Patrick R. O'Malley

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 103.00

    O'Malley explores Victorian Gothic as a genre through which British authors defined their culture and what was outside it. more...

  • Reading Renaissance Ethicsby Marshall Grossman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    Bringing together eminent historicist and formalist critics, this volume examines how Renaissance texts were read, how they were put to use and why this matters for the study of Renaissance literature and for the future of literary studies. more...

  • Unfettering Poetryby Jeffrey C. Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book calls attention to the pervasive but largely unacknowledged poetics of the 'Fancy' evident in poetry written during the British Romantic period. These poetics, Robinson demonstrates, are an early nineteenth-century version of what will become the visionary, experimental, open-form poetics of the twentieth-century. more...

  • Romanticism and Visualityby Sophie Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book investigates the productive crosscurrents between visual culture and literary texts in the Romantic period, focusing on the construction and manipulation of the visual, the impact of new visual media on the literary and historical imagination, and on fragments and ruins as occupying the shifting border between the visible and the invisible.... more...

  • The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Periodby Edward Larissy

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 99.50

    In the first full-length literary-historical study of its subject, Edward Larrissy examines the philosophical and literary background to representations of blindness and the blind in the Romantic period. In detailed studies of literary works he goes on to show how the topic is central to an understanding of British and Irish Romantic literature. While... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Gothicby Catherine Spooner; Emma McEvoy

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 36.95

    In a wide-ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture. more...

  • The Tower of London in English Renaissance Dramaby Kristen Deiter

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English culture alongside its representations in twenty-four English history plays, 1579-c.1634, by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others. While Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I fashioned the Tower as a showplace of royal authority,... more...

  • Loving with a Vengeanceby Tania Modleski

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 34.95

    Upon its first publication, Loving with a Vengeance was a groundbreaking study of women readers and their relationship to mass-market romance fiction. Feminist scholar and cultural critic Tania Modleski has revisited her widely read book, bringing to this new edition a review of the issues that have, in the intervening years, shaped and reshaped... more...

  • Empire and the Gothicby Andrew Smith; Professor William Hughes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    This innovative volume considers the relationship between the Gothic and theories of Post-Colonialism. Contributors explore how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arunhati Roy and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala use the Gothic for postcolonial ends. Post-Colonial theory is applied to earlier Gothic narratives in order to re-examine the ostensibly colonialist... more...