A New Companion to The Gothic

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David Punter
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 20, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 549 pages
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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.

  • 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
 

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Contents

Heterotopia History Culture
13
The Goths in History and PreGothic Gothic
25
Gothic Shakespeare
38
European Gothic
64
The Gothic Ballad
77
Ann Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis
93
Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein
110
Walter Scott James Hogg and Scottish Gothic
123
On Poetry and the Uncanny
252
Gothic Criticism
267
The Gothic Sublime
288
Psychoanalysis and the Gothic
307
Comic Gothic
321
Gothic and the Graphic Novel
335
Goth Culture
350
Global Gothic
369

C R Maturin and J S LeFanu
135
The Political Culture of Gothic Drama
148
Nineteenth and TwentiethCentury Transformations
161
The Ghost Story
176
Gothic in the 1890s
186
Fictional Vampires in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
197
In Search ofa Definition
211
Contemporary Womens Vampire Fictions
224
Gothic Film
239
New Zealand Gothic
393
Canadian Gothic
409
Asian Gothic
428
Japanese Gothic
442
Can You Forgive Her? The Gothic Heroine and Her Critics
457
Gothic and the Madness of Interpretation
481
The Gothic Ghost of the Counterfeit and the Progress of Abjection
496
The Magical Realism of the Contemporary Gothic
510
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About the author (2012)

David Punter is Professor of English at the University of Bristol. He has written extensively on Gothic, romantic, and modern literature, literary theory, and psychoanalysis, as well as producing four volumes of poetry. His recent publications include The Gothic (with Glennis Byron, Blackwell, 2004), Metaphor (2007), Modernity (2007), and Rapture: Literature, Addiction, Secrecy (2009).

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