The handbook of the gothic

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New York University Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 355 pages
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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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Contents

BLACKWOOD ALGERNON Thomas Willard
7
COLLINS WILLIAM WILKIE Andrew Smith
20
HILL SUSAN Vol Scullion
34
JACOBS W W John Cloy
43
LOVECRAFT H P Clive Bloom
57
POLIDORI JOHN Marie MulveyRoberts
75
SHELLEY P B Nicola Trott
92
Gothic Terms Themes Concepts and Contexts
106
GOTHIC ROMANCE Ann B Tracy
169
HISTORICOGOTHIC Mary Waldron
184
IMAGINATION Philip W Martin
197
ORIENTALISM Michael Franklin
214
POPULAR HORROR FICTION Richard Kerridge
218
SADOMASOCHISM Elisabeth Bronfen
231
TRANSGRESSION 4urz7 Horner
249
WIZARDS Faye Ringel
263

COLONIAL GOTHIC Alexandra Warwick
108
THE DEMONIC Helen Stoddart
116
GHOST STORIES R A Gilbert
124
Hallie ODonovan
131
GOTHIC GRAPHIC NOVEL AND COMICS Anna Powell
141
GOTHIC PARODY Darryl Jones
154
GOTHIC PHOTOGRAPHY Philip Stokes
155
ANGLOCARIBBEAN GOTHIC Carol Margaret Davison
276
FRENETIQUE SCHOOL Terry Hale
292
JAPANESE GOTHIC Eimi Ozawa
305
SAN FRANCISCO GOTHIC William Veeder
318
Websites on the Gothic
333
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About the author (2009)

Marie Mulvey-Roberts is reader in literary studies in the English department of the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. She is the author of Gothic Immortals: The Fiction of the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross and editor of many books, including Gothic Fiction: Rare Printed Works from the Sadleir-Black Collection.