Ecogothic

by Andrew Smith,

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  • 9780719086571
  • 9781526102911
  • 9781526102928
This book will provide the first study of how the Gothic engages with ecocritical ideas. Ecocriticism has frequently explored images of environmental catastrophe, the wilderness, the idea of home, constructions of 'nature', and images of the post-apocalypse images which are also central to a certain type of Gothic literature. By exploring the relationship between the ecocritical aspects of the Gothic and the Gothic elements of the ecocritical, this book provides a new way of looking at both the Gothic and ecocriticism. Writers discussed include Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Dan Simmons and Rana Dasgupta. The volume thus explores writing and film across various national contexts including Britain, America and Canada, as well as giving due consideration to how such issues might be discussed within a global context.
  • Manchester University Press; November 2015
  • ISBN 9781526102911
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  • Title: Ecogothic
  • Author: Andrew Smith (ed.); William Hughes (ed.)
  • Imprint: Manchester University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780719086571
  • 9781526102911
  • 9781526102928

In The Press

"As a platform for the development of a distinct ecoGothic theoretical framework, this volume certainly provides some tantalizing ideas, but equally, it invites further academic study surrounding 'dark ecology' as a convention to explore contemporary socio-political anxieties." - Teresa Fitzpatrick, The Dark Arts Journal Volume 3.1 April 2017

About The Author

Andrew Smith is Reader in Nineteenth Century English Literature at the University of Sheffield. 'He is a past president of the International Gothic AssociationWilliam Hughes is Professor of Gothic Studies at Bath Spa University. He is the founder-editor of Gothic Studies, the refereed journal of the International Gothic Association

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780719086571
  • 9781526102911
  • 9781526102928