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Gothic & Romance

  • Disorders of Magnitudeby Jason V. Brock

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20 th and 21 st century?classics of literature, cinema, and television. This collection of new and reprinted material will focus on recognized trailblazers?Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Hugh Hefner,... more...

  • Irish Gothicsby Christina Morin; Niall Gillespie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Scholarly interest in 'the Irish Gothic' has grown at a rapid pace in recent years, but the debate over exactly what constitutes this body of literature remains far from settled. This collection of essays explores the rich complexities of the literary gothic in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland. more...

  • William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900by Saeko Yoshikawa

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In her study of the opening of the English Lake District to mass tourism, Saeko Yoshikawa examines William Wordsworth’s role in the rise and development of the region as a popular destination. Informed by extensive archival work, her book provides an original case study of the contributions of Romantic writers to the invention of middle-class... more...

  • The Twilight of the Gothic?by Joseph Crawford

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre, from its earliest eighteenth-century sources to the commercial success of contemporary media franchises such as Twilight and True Blood. more...

  • The Gothic Ideologyby Diane Long Hoeveler

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores why lecherous monks, evil nuns, dank torture chambers and haunted abbeys have filled the pages of gothic novels for two hundred years. more...

  • Keats, Modesty and Masturbationby Rachel Schulkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through close readings of Isabella; or the Pot of Basil, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci,’ Rachel Schulkins offers a re-evaluation of Keats and his poetry designed to show that Keats’s sexual imagery counters conservative morality by encoding taboo desires and the pleasures of masturbation. Her book reveals... more...

  • Home Ground and Foreign Territoryby Janice Fiamengo

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first multi-disciplinary collection of essays to focus exclusively on early Canadian literature with the aim of reassessing the field and proposing new approaches. more...

  • Ecocriticism and the Idea of Cultureby Helena Feder

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Arguing that the Bildungsroman is humanist culture's own origin story, Feder draws on the work of biologists in her examination of works by Voltaire, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf and Jamaica Kincaid. She dramatizes Western culture's own awareness of the instability of the binary of nature and culture, making a timely intervention in the ongoing... more...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature?particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell?but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood. more...

  • Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticismby Lisa Feurzeig

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This study of Franz Schubert's settings of poetry by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis introduces the fascinating world of early German Romanticism in the 1790s. Schubert's encounters with early Romantic poetry some twenty years later reanimated some of the movement's central ideas.Through exploration of Frühromantik ideas, along with... more...