A New Companion to The Gothic (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

A New Companion to The Gothic (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: David Punter (editor)Hardback

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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

About Author

David Punter is Professor of English at the University of Bristol. He has written extensively on Gothic, romantic, and modern literature, literary theory, and psychoanalysis, as well as producing four volumes of poetry. His recent publications include The Gothic (with Glennis Byron, Blackwell, 2004), Metaphor (2007), Modernity (2007), and Rapture: Literature, Addiction, Secrecy (2009).


Notes on Contributors x Acknowledgments xvii Introduction: The Ghost of a History 1 David Punter Part I. Gothic Backgrounds 11 1 In Gothic Darkly: Heterotopia, History, Culture 13 Fred Botting 2 The Goths in History and Pre-Gothic Gothic 25 Robin Sowerby 3 Gothic Shakespeare 38 Dale Townshend 4 European Gothic 64 Neil Cornwell 5 The Gothic Ballad 77 Douglass H. Thomson Part II. The Original Gothic 91 6 Ann Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis 93 Robert Miles 7 Mary Shelley, Author of Frankenstein 110 Nora Crook 8 Walter Scott, James Hogg, and Scottish Gothic 123 Ian Duncan 9 Irish Gothic: C. R. Maturin and J. S. LeFanu 135 Victor Sage 10 The Political Culture of Gothic Drama 148 David Worrall Part III. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Transformations 161 11 Nineteenth-Century American Gothic 163 Allan Lloyd Smith 12 The Ghost Story 176 Julia Briggs 13 Gothic in the 1890s 186 Glennis Byron 14 Fictional Vampires in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 197 William Hughes 15 Horror Fiction: In Search of a Definition 211 Clive Bloom 16 Love Bites: Contemporary Women s Vampire Fictions 224 Gina Wisker 17 Gothic Film 239 Heidi Kaye 18 Shape and Shadow: On Poetry and the Uncanny 252 David Punter Part IV. Gothic Theory and Genre 265 19 Gothic Criticism 267 Chris Baldick and Robert Mighall 20 The Gothic Sublime 288 Vijay Mishra 21 Psychoanalysis and the Gothic 307 Michelle A. Masse 22 Comic Gothic 321 Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik 23 Gothic and the Graphic Novel 335 Julia Round 24 Goth Culture 350 Catherine Spooner Part V. The Globalization of Gothic 367 25 Global Gothic 369 Glennis Byron 26 Australian Gothic 379 Ken Gelder 27 New Zealand Gothic 393 Ian Conrich 28 Canadian Gothic 409 Cynthia Sugars 29 Asian Gothic 428 Katarzyna Ancuta 30 Japanese Gothic 442 Charles Shir Inouye Part VI. The Continuing Debate 455 31 Can You Forgive Her? The Gothic Heroine and Her Critics 457 Kate Ferguson Ellis 32 Picture This: Stephen King s Queer Gothic 469 Steven Bruhm 33 Seeing Things: Gothic and the Madness of Interpretation 481 Scott Brewster 34 The Gothic Ghost of the Counterfeit and the Progress of Abjection 496 Jerrold E. Hogle 35 The Magical Realism of the Contemporary Gothic 510 Lucie Armitt 36 Welcome the Coming, Speed the Parting Guest: Hospitality and the Gothic 523 Joanne Watkiss Index 535

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  • ISBN13: 9781405198066
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781405198066
  • weight: 1008
  • ISBN10: 1405198060

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