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Title A Companion to the Gothic / edited by David Punter
Published Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000


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Description xix, 323 pages ; 25 cm
Series Blackwell companions to literature and culture
Blackwell companions to literature and culture.
Contents Introduction: The Ghost of a History -- Pt. 1. Gothic Backgrounds. 1. In Gothic Darkly: Heterotopia, History, Culture / Fred Botting. 2. The Goths in History and Pre-Gothic Gothic / Robin Sowerby. 3. European Gothic / Neil Cornwell -- Pt. 2. The 'Original' Gothic. 4. Ann Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis / Robert Miles. 5. Mary Shelley, Author of Frankenstein / Nora Crook. 6. Walter Scott, James Hogg and Scottish Gothic / Ian Duncan. 7. Irish Gothic: C. R. Maturin and J. S. LeFanu / Victor Sage. 8. The Political Culture of Gothic Drama / David Worrall -- Pt. 3. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Transmutations. 9. Nineteenth-Century American Gothic / Allan Lloyd-Smith. 10. The Ghost Story / Julia Briggs. 11. Gothic in the 1890s / Glennis Byron. 12. Fictional Vampires in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / William Hughes. 13. Horror Fiction: In Search of a Definition / Clive Bloom. 14. Love Bites: Contemporary Women's Vampire Fictions / Gina Wisker. 15. Gothic Film / Heidi Kaye
16. Shape and Shadow: On Poetry and the Uncanny / David Punter -- Pt. 4. Gothic Theory and Genre. 17. Gothic Criticism / Chris Baldick and Robert Mighall. 18. Psychoanalysis and the Gothic / Michelle A. Masse. 19. Comic Gothic / Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik -- Pt. 5. The Continuing Debate. 20. Can You Forgive Her? The Gothic Heroine and Her Critics / Kate Ferguson Ellis. 21. Picture This: Stephen King's Queer Gothic / Steven Bruhm. 22. Seeing Things: Gothic and the Madness of Interpretation / Scott Brewster. 23. The Gothic Ghost of the Counterfeit and the Progress of Abjection / Jerrold E. Hogle. 24. The Magical Realism of the Contemporary Gothic / Lucie Armitt
Summary "The Gothic has become in recent years an enormously popular and respected field of study. Courses dealing wholly or partly with Gothic writing are now standard in English and cultural studies departments across the world. As well as providing a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy, the volume also offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Horror tales, English -- History and criticism
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism
Psychological fiction -- History and criticism
Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States
Ghost stories -- History and criticism
Psychoanalysis and literature
Vampires in literature
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Blackwell Reference Online
Subject Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States.
Horror tales, English -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- History and criticism.
Psychological fiction.
Ghost stories.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English -- History and criticism.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
Psychological fiction -- History and criticism.
Ghost stories -- History and criticism.
Vampires in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Punter, David.
LC no. 99031099
ISBN 0631206205 acid-free paper
Other Titles Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture