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Gothic & Romance

  • Travel, Modernism and Modernityby Dr Robert Burden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Focusing on the significance of travel in Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Henry James, and Edith Wharton, Robert Burden shows how travel enabled a new consciousness of mobility and borders during the modernist period. For these authors, Burden suggests, travel becomes a narrative paradigm and dominant trope by which they explore questions... more...

  • Serialization and the Novel in Mid-Victorian Magazinesby Dr Catherine Delafield; Professor Vincent Newey; Professor Joanne Shattock

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Examining the Victorian serial as a text in its own right, Catherine Delafield re-reads five novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Dinah Craik and Wilkie Collins by situating them in the context of periodical publication. She traces the roles of the author and editor in the creation and dissemination of the texts and considers how first publication... more...

  • Economic Investigations in Twentieth-Century Detective Fictionby Professor Zi-Ling Yan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In his study of Golden Age and hard-boiled detective fiction from 1890 to 1950, Yan Zi-Ling argues that these two subgenres can be distinguished not only by theme and style, but by the way they structure knowledge, value, and productive labour. Using the detective as a reference point and enactor of socially based interests, Yan shows that Golden... more...

  • New Directions in 21st-Century Gothicby Lorna Piatti-Farnell; Donna Lee Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary diversification of Gothic scholarship and maps its... more...

  • Tentacles Longer Than Nightby Eugene Thacker

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos. more...

  • Starry Speculative Corpseby Eugene Thacker

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos. more...

  • Charles Dickens's Great Expectationsby Mary Hammond

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    As Mary Hammond observes in her wide-ranging publishing history of the novel, Great Expectations' life has extended far beyond the literary Anglophone world and owes a great deal to a particular moment in the mid-Victorian publishing industry. Her book features an exhaustive survey of the novel's different appearances in serial, book and dramatic... more...

  • Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Contextby Cynthia F. Wong; Hülya Yildiz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together an international group of scholars, this collection offers a fresh assessment of Kazuo Ishiguro’s evolving significance as a contemporary world author. The contributors take on a range of the aesthetic and philosophical themes that characterize Ishiguro’s work, attending to Ishiguro’s own self-identification as an international... more...

  • The Postcolonial Intellectualby Oliver Lovesey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Oliver Lovesey examines the conundrum of the postcolonial intellectual, a central yet critically overlooked figure in the postcolonial project. He focuses on Ngugi wa Thiong’o within his cultural, historical, and intellectual contexts, primarily with respect to his non-fictional prose writings, including his neglected early journalism and his... more...

  • Reading and the Victoriansby Matthew Bradley; Juliet John

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bringing together historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book, Reading and the Victorians examines the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. The contributors stress the continuities and the conflicts between the Victorian period and our own, in... more...