The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic
Author: William Hughes,David Punter,Andrew Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 1119210410
ISBN 13: 9781119210412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic Book Review:

The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature
Author: William Hughes
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0810872285
ISBN 13: 9780810872288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature Book Review:

The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction
Author: Jerrold E Hogle,Jerrold E. Hogle,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2002-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780521794664
ISBN 13: 0521794668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction Book Review:

Provides a survey of literary gothicism from its origins in Renaissance revenge tragedy, through eighteenth century novels and plays, to nineteenth and twentieth century film and fiction.

The Gothic

The Gothic
Author: Fred Botting
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780859916196
ISBN 13: 0859916197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic Book Review:

From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.

The Handbook to Gothic Literature

The Handbook to Gothic Literature
Author: Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1998-03-01
ISBN 10: 0814756093
ISBN 13: 9780814756096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook to Gothic Literature Book Review:

Some topics and literary figures discussed are: American Gothic, Ambrose Bierce, Charles Dickens, Gothic architecture, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Contemporary Gothic, Occultism, Robert Louis Stevenson, Witches and witchcraft, Spiritualism, Oscar Wilde, Gothic film, Ghost stories, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Gothic (Re)Visions

Gothic (Re)Visions
Author: Susan Wolstenholme
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 201
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791412190
ISBN 13: 0791412199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic (Re)Visions Book Review:

Gothic fiction usually has been perceived as the special province of women, an attraction often attributed to a thematics of woman-identified issues such as female sexuality, marriage, and childbirth. But why these issues? What is specifically "female" about "Gothic?" This book argues that Gothic modes provide women who write with special means to negotiate their way through their double status as women and as writers, and to subvert the power relationships that hinder women writers. Current theories of "gendered" observation complicate the idea that Gothic-marked fiction relies on composed, individual scenes and visual metaphors for its effect. The texts studied here--by Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, and Edith Wharton--explode the authority of a unitary, centralized narrative gaze and establish instead a diffuse, multi-angled textual position for "woman." Gothic moments in these novels create a textualized space for the voice of a "woman writer," as well as inviting the response of a "woman reader."

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction
Author: Robert Mighall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780199262182
ISBN 13: 0199262187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction Book Review:

Combining readings of familiar texts with historical sources this is a survey of 19th-century Gothic writing, from the works of Dickens through to travelogues. It demonstrates how the Gothic mode was active and provides historical explanations

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Nick Groom
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012-09-27
ISBN 10: 0191642398
ISBN 13: 9780191642395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

The Gothic is wildly diverse. It can refer to ecclesiastical architecture, supernatural fiction, cult horror films, and a distinctive style of rock music. It has influenced political theorists and social reformers, as well as Victorian home décor and contemporary fashion. Nick Groom shows how the Gothic has come to encompass so many meanings by telling the story of the Gothic from the ancient tribe who sacked Rome to the alternative subculture of the present day. This unique Very Short Introduction reveals that the Gothic has predominantly been a way of understanding and responding to the past. Time after time, the Gothic has been invoked in order to reveal what lies behind conventional history. It is a way of disclosing secrets, whether in the constitutional politics of seventeenth-century England or the racial politics of the United States. While contexts change, the Gothic perpetually regards the past with fascination, both yearning and horrified. It reminds us that neither societies nor individuals can escape the consequences of their actions. The anatomy of the Gothic is richly complex and perversely contradictory, and so the thirteen chapters here range deliberately widely. This is the first time that the entire story of the Gothic has been written as a continuous history: from the historians of late antiquity to the gardens of Georgian England, from the mediaeval cult of the macabre to German Expressionist cinema, from Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy to American consumer society, from folk ballads to vampires, from the past to the present. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A New Companion to The Gothic

A New Companion to The Gothic
Author: David Punter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1119062500
ISBN 13: 9781119062509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Companion to The Gothic Book Review:

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

Gothic Architecture

Gothic Architecture
Author: Paul Frankl,Paul Crossley
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780300087994
ISBN 13: 0300087993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Architecture Book Review:

This magisterial study of Gothic architecture traces the meaning and development of the Gothic style through medieval churches across Europe. Ranging geographically from Poland to Portugal and from Sicily to Scotland and chronologically from 1093 to 1530, the book analyzes changes from Romanesque to Gothic as well as the evolution within the Gothic style and places these changes in the context of the creative spirit of the Middle Ages. In its breadth of outlook, its command of detail, and its theoretical enterprise, Frankl's book has few equals in the ambitious Pelican History of Art series. It is single-minded in its pursuit of the general principles that informed all aspects of Gothic architecture and its culture. In this edition Paul Crossley has revised the original text to take into account the proliferation of recent literature--books, reviews, exhibition catalogues, and periodicals--that have emerged in a variety of languages. New illustrations have also been included.

Gothic Horror

Gothic Horror
Author: Clive Bloom
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-05-11
ISBN 10: 1137071230
ISBN 13: 9781137071231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Horror Book Review:

This highly accessible anthology of Gothic writings and criticism provides an essential guide to the genre. The second edition of this critically acclaimed book has been thoroughly revised to include material from the early gothic and a fresh set of contemporary essays, with a supporting timeline and thought provoking introductory material.

Gothic Art

Gothic Art
Author: Victoria Charles,Klaus H. Carl
Publsiher: Parkstone International
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1844844617
ISBN 13: 9781844844616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Art Book Review:

Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that developed all across Europe for more than 200 years. Leaving Roman roundish forms behind, the architects started using flying buttress and pointed arches to open cathedrals to the daylight. Period of great economic and social changes, the gothic period also saw the development of a new iconography celebrating the Holy Mary, at the opposite to the fearful iconography of dark Roman times. Full of rich changes in all the different arts (architecture, sculpture, painting, etc.), gothic gave way to the Italian renaissance and international gothic.

The Handbook of the Gothic

The Handbook of the Gothic
Author: Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN 10: 0230239439
ISBN 13: 9780230239432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of the Gothic Book Review:

This revised new edition of The Handbook of the Gothic contains over one hundred entries on Gothic writers, themes, terms, concepts, contexts and locations, featuring new entries on writers including Stephen King and Wilkie Collins, new genres and a new Preface which situates the handbook within current studies of the Gothic.

Gothic Art 1140-c. 1450

Gothic Art 1140-c. 1450
Author: Teresa Grace Frisch
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780802066794
ISBN 13: 0802066798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Art 1140-c. 1450 Book Review:

An anthology offering a chronological assessment of a whole range of technical documents on art written by and for clerks, laymen, churchmen, lawyers, city magistrates, and guilds, this text reveals differences in milieu, customs , resources and psychology during different periods. First Published in 1971 by Prentice Hall.

The Contested Castle

The Contested Castle
Author: Kate Ferguson Ellis
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780252060489
ISBN 13: 0252060482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contested Castle Book Review:

The Gothic novel emerged out of the romantic mist alongside a new conception of the home as a separate sphere for women. Looking at novels from Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Kate Ferguson Ellis investigates the relationship between these two phenomena of middle-class culture--the idealization of the home and the popularity of the Gothic--and explores how both male and female authors used the Gothic novel to challenge the false claim of home as a safe, protected place. Linking terror -- the most important ingredient of the Gothic novel -- to acts of transgression, Ellis shows how houses in Gothic fiction imprison those inside them, while those locked outside wander the earth plotting their return and their revenge.

The Gothic Other

The Gothic Other
Author: Ruth Bienstock Anolik,Douglas L. Howard
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780786427109
ISBN 13: 0786427108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic Other Book Review:

Literary use of the Gothic is marked by an anxious encounter with otherness, with the dark and mysterious unknown. From its earliest manifestations in the turbulent eighteenth century, this seemingly escapist mode has provided for authors a useful ground upon which to safely confront very real fears and horrors. The essays here examine texts in which Gothic fear is relocated onto the figure of the racial and social Other, the Other who replaces the supernatural ghost or grotesque monster as the code for mystery and danger, ultimately becoming as horrifying, threatening and unknowable as the typical Gothic manifestation. The range of essays reveals that writers from many canons and cultures are attracted to the Gothic as a ready medium for expression of racial and social anxieties. The essays are grouped into sections that focus on such topics as race, religion, class, and centers of power.

The Gothic

The Gothic
Author: David Punter,Glennis Byron
Publsiher: Blackwell Publishing
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780631220633
ISBN 13: 0631220631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic Book Review:

This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies. The guide is divided into four parts: The opening section explains the origins and development of the term ‘Gothic’, considers the particular features of the Gothic within specific periods, and explores its evolution in both literary and non-literary forms, such as art, architecture and film. The following section contains extended entries on major writers of the Gothic, pointing to the most significant features of their work. The third section features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho. Finally, the text considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures such as the vampire and the monster. Supplementary material includes a chronology of key Gothic texts, listing literature and film from 1757 to 2000, and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

Gothic Writing, 1750-1820

Gothic Writing, 1750-1820
Author: Robert Miles
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780719060090
ISBN 13: 0719060095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Writing, 1750-1820 Book Review:

An intriguing overview of Gothic literature

Gothic Literature

Gothic Literature
Author: Susan Chaplin
Publsiher: York Notes
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781408266663
ISBN 13: 1408266660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Literature Book Review:

The York Notes Companion to Gothic Literature explores the genre from its origins in Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, through Romantic and Victorian Gothic to modernist and postmodernist re-imaginings of the form, analysing key debates such as Female Gothic and the Gothic narrator. Examining classic works, including The Mysteries of Udolpho and Frankenstein, alongside literature much newer to the canon, the Companion offers close analysis of texts, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of Gothic literature. Each York Notes Companion provides: * *Analysis of key texts and debates. *Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts. *Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts. *Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history. *Modern theoretical perspectives in practice. *Timelines and annotated further reading Sue Chaplin is a Senior Lecturer in English, and Course Leader for the BA in English and History at Leeds Metropolitan University.

In Darkest London

In Darkest London
Author: Jamieson Ridenhour
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0810887770
ISBN 13: 9780810887770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Darkest London Book Review:

In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian “Gothic revival” novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but also in the works of mainstream authors. Placing the conventions of the Gothic form in their proper historical context, In Darkest London will appeal to scholars and students interested in an in-depth survey of the Urban Gothic.