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1. Introduction: defining the ecoGothic - Andrew Smith and William Hughes 2. Panic, paranoia, and pathos: ecocriticism in the eighteenth-century Gothic novel - Lisa Kroeger 3. Monsters on the Ice and global warming: From Mary Shelley and Sir John Franklin to Margaret Atwood and Dan Simmons - Catherine Lanone 4. Algernon Blackwood: nature and spirit - David Punter 5. 'A strange kind of evil': superficial paganism and false ecology in The Wicker Man - William Hughes 6. Bodies on earth: exploring sites of the Canadian ecoGothic - Alanna F. Bondar 7. Margaret Atwood's monsters in the Canadian ecoGothic - Shoshannah Ganz 8. From Salem Witch to Blair Witch: the Puritan Influence on American Gothic nature -Tom J. Hillard 9. 'The Blank Darkness Outside': Ambrose Bierce and wilderness Gothic at the end of the frontier - Kevin Corstorphine 10. Locating subjectivity in the post-apocalypse: the American Gothic journeys of Jack Kerouac, Cormac McCarthy, and Jim Crace - Andrew Smith 11. A Gothic apocalypse: encountering the monstrous in American cinema - Susan J. Tyburski 12. The riddle was the angel in the house: towards an American ecofeminist Gothic - Emily Carr 13. 'Uncanny States': global ecoGothic and the world-ecology in Rana Dasgupta's Tokyo Cancelled - Sharae Deckard Index

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Andrew Smith is Reader in Nineteenth Century English Literature at the University of Sheffield. 'He is a past president of the International Gothic Association William Hughes is Professor of Gothic Studies at Bath Spa University. He is the founder-editor of Gothic Studies, the refereed journal of the International Gothic Association


'As a platform for the development of a distinct ecoGothic theoretical framework, this volume certainly provides some tantalizing ideas, but equally, it invites further academic study surrounding 'dark ecology' as a convention to explore contemporary socio-political anxieties.' Teresa Fitzpatrick, The Dark Arts Journal Volume 3.1 April 2017 -- .

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