The handbook of the gothic
From Anne Rice's best-selling novels to our recurrent interest invampires and the occult, the Gothic has an unyielding hold on our imagination. But what exactly does "Gothic" mean? How does it differ from "terror" or "horror," and where do its parameters lie? Through a wide range of brief essays written by leading scholars, The Handbook of the Gothic, second edition, provides a virtual encyclopedia of things Gothic. From the Demonic to the Uncanny, the Bronte sisters to Melville, this volume plots the characteristics of Gothic's vastly different schools and manifestations, offering a comprehensive guide of Gothic writing and culture.
Among the many topics and figures discussed are: American Gothic, the Bronte Sisters, Angela Carter, the Demonic, Female Gothic, Ghost Stories, Film, Washington Irving, Henry James, H. P. Lovecraft, Madness, Herman Melville, Monstrosity, Orientalism, Post-Colonial Gothic, Anne Rice, Romanticism, Sado-Masochism, Bram Stoker, the Sublime, the Uncanny, Vampires, and Werewolves.
This second edition of The Handbook of the Gothic contains over twenty new entries on Gothic writers such as Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier, new genres such as African American Gothic, new terms like Gothic Graphic Novel and Comic, and a new Preface which situates the handbook within current studies of the Gothic.
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BLACKWOOD ALGERNON Thomas Willard
COLLINS WILLIAM WILKIE Andrew Smith
HILL SUSAN Vol Scullion
JACOBS W W John Cloy
LOVECRAFT H P Clive Bloom
POLIDORI JOHN Marie MulveyRoberts
SHELLEY P B Nicola Trott
Gothic Terms Themes Concepts and Contexts
GOTHIC ROMANCE Ann B Tracy
HISTORICOGOTHIC Mary Waldron
IMAGINATION Philip W Martin
ORIENTALISM Michael Franklin
POPULAR HORROR FICTION Richard Kerridge
SADOMASOCHISM Elisabeth Bronfen
TRANSGRESSION 4urz7 Horner
WIZARDS Faye Ringel
COLONIAL GOTHIC Alexandra Warwick
THE DEMONIC Helen Stoddart
GHOST STORIES R A Gilbert
GOTHIC GRAPHIC NOVEL AND COMICS Anna Powell
GOTHIC PARODY Darryl Jones
GOTHIC PHOTOGRAPHY Philip Stokes
ANGLOCARIBBEAN GOTHIC Carol Margaret Davison
FRENETIQUE SCHOOL Terry Hale
JAPANESE GOTHIC Eimi Ozawa
SAN FRANCISCO GOTHIC William Veeder
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