Empire and the Gothic: The Politics of Genre

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Andrew Smith, William Hughes
Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 22, 2003 - History - 248 pages
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This innovative volume considers the relationship between the Gothic and theories of Post-Colonialism. Contributors explore how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arunhati Roy and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala use the Gothic for postcolonial ends. Post-Colonial theory is applied to earlier Gothic narratives in order to re-examine the ostensibly colonialist writings of William Beckford, Charlotte Dacre, H. Rider Haggard and Bram Stoker. Contributors include Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, David Punter and Neil Cornwell.

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NEIL CORNWELL Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature, University of Bristol MARIACONCETTA CONSTANTINI Associate Professor of English, University "G. d'Annunzio" of Percara (Italy) CAROL MARGARET DAVISON Assistant Professor of English Literature, University of Windsor MASSIMILIANO DEMATA Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Bari, Italy DOMINIC HEAD Professor of English, Brunel University WILLIAM HUGHES Senior Lecturer in English Studies, Bath Spa University KIM IAN MICHASIW Associate Professor and Chair of English, York University DAVID PUNTER Professor of English, University of Bristol VICTOR SAGE Professor of English Literature, School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia ANDREW SMITH Senior Lecturer in English, University of Glamorgan GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University HELEN STODDART Lecturer in Film and Literature, Keele University ANDREW TEVERSON Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, London