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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 25 new and published books in the subject of Gothic Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Dickens and the Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Hollington

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this title examines the development of a special rhetoric in Dickens’ work, which, by using grotesque effects, challenged the complacency of his middle-class Victorian readers. The study begins by exploring definitions of the grotesque and moves on to look at three key...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism

    The Haunting Interval

    By Luke Thurston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era....

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

    Pop Goth

    Edited by Justin Edwards, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    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...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature

    By Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film

    By Maria Beville

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Gothic World

    Edited by Glennis Byron, Dale Townshend

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Gothic

    2nd Edition

    By Fred Botting

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    This enduringly popular book has become a classic in the expanding and increasingly popular field of Gothic Studies. This long awaited new edition contains a new chapter on ‘Contemporary Gothic’, an expanded section on American Gothic and more discussion of the gothic in women’s film and writing...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Horace Walpole

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Peter Sabor

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Grotesque

    By Justin Edwards, Rune Graulund

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    Edited by Jolene Zigarovich

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    This book discusses sex and death in the eighteenth-century, an era that among other forms produced the Gothic novel, commencing the prolific examination of the century’s shifting attitudes toward death and uncovering literary moments in which sexuality and death often conjoined. By bringing...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge