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Gothic & Romance

  • Darkness Subvertedby Katrin Althans

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 42.52

    Der dem klassischen Schauerroman zugrunde liegende Diskurs von »Selbst« und »Anderem« wurde schnell auf die Gegebenheiten der kolonialen Situation angewandt und auf das Verhältnis zwischen Kolonialherr und kolonialem Subjekt projiziert. Zeitgenössische schwarzaustralische Künstler nehmen sich dieses kolonialen Schauerdiskurses an, reißen ihn durch... more...

  • Bringing Light to Twilightby Giselle Liza Anatol

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 30.00

    Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series has enjoyed astounding commercial success, not just with adolescents as originally intended but with a wide and diverse audience, yet the cultural and literary contributions of these novels have been largely overlooked. This dynamic volume reveals how the Twilight series has fundamentally altered our reading and... more...

  • Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fictionby Rosario Arias; Dr Patricia Pulham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    Exploring the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in contemporary culture, these essays use the trope of haunting and spectrality as a critical tool with which to consider neo-Victorian works, as well as our ongoing fascination with the Victorians, combining original readings of well-known novels with engaging analyses of lesser-known works. more...

  • Wordsworth's Vagrantsby Quentin Bailey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    Wordsworth's Vagrants explores the poet's treatment of the 'idle and disorderly' in the context of the penal laws of the 1790s, when the terror of the French Revolution caused a crackdown on the beggars and vagrants who roamed the English countryside. From the Salisbury Plain poems through to Lyrical Ballads, Quentin Bailey's readings... 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...

  • Writing Postcolonial Franceby Fiona Barclay

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    This book is the first literary study to examine how France has failed to come to terms with the end of its empire, and is now haunted by the legacy of its colonial relationship with North Africa. It examines the form assumed by the ghosts of the past in fiction from a range of genres (travel writing, detective fiction, life writing, historical fiction,... more...

  • Keats and Philosophyby Shahidha Kazi Bari

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    John Keats remains one of the most familiar and beloved of English poets, but has received surprisingly little critical attention in recent years. This study is a fresh contribution to Keats criticism and Romantic scholarship, positioning Keats as a figure of philosophical interest who warrants renewed attention. Exploring Keats?s own Romantic... more...

  • Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brownby Philip Barnard; Elizabeth Hewitt; Mark L. Kamrath

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 159.99

    The Letters and Early Epistolary Writings of Charles Brockden Brown gathers and presents, for the first time, the complete extant correspondence of a key American author, along with early manuscript fictions never before published and new scholarly work contextualizing and exploring the writings and their context. The volume is edited to highest... more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romanceby Katherine Isobel Baxter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    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,... more...

  • Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterityby Andrew Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    This 1999 book offers a theory of reception governing Romantic poetry, through its culture of posterity. more...