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A Companion to the Gothic

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


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Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

The Physical Object
Number of Pages323
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Open LibraryOL7609605M
ISBN 100631206205
ISBN 109780631206200

Is it something that can be demonstrated through techniques of verbal analysis? European Gothic Neil Cornwell. He has written extensively on Gothic, romantic and modern literature, as well as on literary theory and psychoanalysis, and has also published short stories and several volumes of poetry. Large parts of it follow from its predecessor, but it is also different in significant ways: it contains twelve further newly commissioned essays, and many of the essays contained in the earlier volume have been altered and updated to keep pace with change and development in Gothic writing, criticism, and theory. European Gothic Neil Cornwell. Offers a thesis that the ghost story offers a way of dealing with powerlessness for female authors or real-life horrors the popularity wartime ghost stories.

Gothic Film Heidi Kaye. David Punter is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic, and is therefore ideally placed to edit what has become the standard reference work for scholars and students of Gothic. To read many texts and yet get the same ideas from them — primal scenes, phalluses present and absent, castration fears, returns to the womb — seems a terrible waste of time, even worse when I suspect that the authors knew they were going to find these things before even starting their analysis. The Ghost Story Julia Briggs. LeFanu Victor Sage. Horror Fiction: In Search of a Definition Clive Bloom Starts out well, the highlight being a sequence of quotes detailing the deaths of revenants from 18th through 20th centuries.

Start your review of A Companion to the Gothic Write a review Shelves: gothiclit-crit He took up a little, very neatly constructed pocket telescope, and looked through the window to try it. In addition to providing accounts of major authors and texts, the essays explore European and American dimensions of Gothic; Gothic painting; the British ghost story; horror fiction; psychoanalytic, historicist and feminist approaches to the Gothic; Gothic cinema; and issues of counterfeit, madness and magic realism in relation to Gothic materials. Both of these aims, however, have their own complexities. The second is to present some of the most significant and interesting contemporary approaches to the Gothic, and thus inevitably to bring the reader into contact with some of the ideas that have most shaped, and are continuing to shape, Gothic criticism. Everybody would, of course, agree that it makes sense to consider the early masters and mistresses of the genre — Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis — as Gothic writers, but even these early figures were often also writing in quite different genres. But, as Jerrold E.


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A Companion to the Gothic book

Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic Excerpt This book, A New Companion to the Gothic, succeeds the original Companion to the Gothic, which was first published in This is a great reference work for students and anyone looking for a base understanding of the genre.

In Gothic Darkly: Heterotopia, History, Culture Fred Botting The Gothic natural, democratic contests the Augustan Classical artificial, foreign transplantedhierarchic aristocratic ; it paves the way for the Romantic in its discovery of nature, but remains separate from it, "relegated to the popular and trashy realm of cheap, formulaic fiction.

I have a few other Routledge companion works and they're all wonderful. This results in "generic confusion" and "de-historicizing".

As disembodied as the wraiths with which they familiarly converse, the Ossianic heroes inhabit an empty, reiterative temporality of haunting and an evanescent scenery of cataracts, mists and lonely cairns. The book is a veritable Baedecker's guide that ranges from the historical Goths of the third century to Stephen King in the twentieth century; that explores dimensions of Gothic through painting and cinema, as well as written texts; that roams across Europe and America as well as the British Isles.

European Gothic Neil Cornwell. A Companion to the Gothic is its wealth of critical approaches-from good, old-fashioned "history of ideas" readings to the most sophisticated of recent theory. Can You Forgive Her?

It addresses major theoretical movements such as narrative theory, formalism, historicism, and economic theory, as well as Victorian models of subjects such as anthropology, cognitive science, and religion. The volume begins with a substantial introduction, individual chapters feature lists of primary and secondary bibliographic materials, and the essays are written by leading scholars in the field.

Original essays have, where necessary, been revised and updated to reflect the very latest debates in the discipline. LeFanu Victor Sage. Many essays provide useful summaries of criticism or of primary texts; others offer new critical insights. A Companion to the Gothic is its wealth of critical approaches--from good, old-fashioned "history of ideas" readings to the most sophisticated of recent theory.

Punter himself contributes a concise but stimulating introduction. LeFanu Victor Sage. The Ghost Story Julia Briggs. The Great God Pan, Dr. This new edition now contains twelve brand new essays; six of these constitute an additional part on "The Globalization of Gothic," which provides an invaluable reflection on the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade.

A Companion to the Gothic offers a range of strategies for understanding the genre, and is an excellent resource for students, teachers, and scholars of the Gothic.

The Continuing Debate Maturin and J. Duncan would take the quotes off Ossian The vulgar consensus that Macpherson forged these works has recently given way to a more nuanced understanding of an ideologically complex act of synthesis. Brite - no Stephen King, a significant omission.Oct 08,  · A Companion to the Gothic is its wealth of critical approaches—from good, old-fashioned "history of ideas" readings to the most sophisticated of recent theory." (Romanticism on the Net, November )Author: David Punter.

Get this from a library! A Companion to the Gothic. [David Punter;] -- "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. The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy.

The addition of 12 new essays and a section on ‘Global Gothic’ reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last atlasbowling.com: Wiley.

Sep 13,  · Charles L. Crow is Professor Emeritus of English at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is the author of History of the Gothic: American Gothic; editor of A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America, and of the widely used anthology American Gothic (2 nd Ed.

). Aug 28,  · The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction book.

A New Companion to The Gothic / Edition 1

Read 12 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Fourteen world-class experts on the Gothi /5. Jan 13,  · A New Companion to the Gothic. The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy.

The addition of 12 new essays and a section on 'Global Gothic' reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade.4/5(10).