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Title The Gothic and the everyday : living Gothic / Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand ; Maria Beville, Mary Immaculate College, Ireland
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Palgrave Gothic
Palgrave gothic series.
Contents Introduction: living Gothic / Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Maria Beville -- Uncanny histories. Trauma, Gothic, revolution / David Punter -- Uncanny communities: empire and its others / Kristy Butler -- Gothic memory and the contested past: framing terror / Maria Beville -- The abhuman city: Peter Ackroyd's Gothic historiography of London / Ashleigh Prosser -- Legends, folklore, and tradition. Spectral pumpkins: cultural icons and the Gothic everyday / Lorna Piatti-Farnell -- The doll's uncanny soul / Susan Yi Sencidiver -- Ghosting the nation: La llorona, popular culture, and the spectral anxiety of Mexican identity / Enrique Ajuria Ibarra -- A dark domesticity: echoes of folklore in Irish contemporary Gothic / Tracy Fahey -- Gothic "remains". Architecture and the romance of Gothic remains: John Carter and the gentleman's magazine, 1797-1817 / Dale Townshend -- Morbid dining: writing the haunted history of last meals / Donna Lee Brien -- Gothic remains in South Asian English fiction / Tabish Khair -- Haunting and the (im)possibility of Maori Gothic / Misha Avka
Summary Numerous dimensions of the Gothic are still under-explored. With this in mind, The Gothic and the Everyday aims to draw attention to one facet of the Gothic in particular: the Gothic in relation to lived experience. While the Gothic has been embodied in various cultural trends and behaviours, the broader idea of 'living Gothic', as a term encompassing histories, practices, and legacies, has yet to find a coherent definition and place. This book, then, serves to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition, and the idea of Gothic remains in contemporary life. By using the term 'living', the book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations. In this sense, 'living' also takes on multiple and multi-faceted connotations that resonate feelings of both finality and immortality, bygone experience, and future fantasy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Goth culture (Subculture)
Gothic fiction (Literary genre) -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Beville, Maria, editor
Piatti-Farnell, Lorna, 1980- editor
ISBN 113740664X (electronic bk)
9781137406644 (electronic bk)