The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: Pop Goth

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Justin D. Edwards, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Routledge, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 202 pages
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This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow of the Wind, Goth/ic popular music, Goth/ic on TV and film, new trends like Steampunk, well-known icons Batman and Lady Gaga, and theorizations of popular Gothic monsters (from zombies and vampires to werewolves and ghosts) in an age of terror/ism.

 

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Contents

From Gothic to Pop Goth
1
Horror Ethics Excess
19
Gothic Ubiquity in Post911 US Television
37
3 Being Human? TwentyFirstCentury Monsters
57
Carlos Ruiz Zafón and the Gothic Marketplace
71
Adolescence and Recapitulation in Stephenie Meyers Twilight Series
84
Batman the Gothic and Popular Culture
96
7 The Monstrous House of Gaga
114
Transgression Ritual and Music in Gothic
135
Magic Science and Steampunk
148
Gothic Performance at British Festivals
165
Styling Gothic in the TwentyFirst Century
182
Contributors
195
Index
199
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Justin D. Edwards is Professor of English at the University of Surrey, UK.

Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet is Professor of American Literature at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.