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York Notes Companions Gothic Literature


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Table of Contents

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: A Cultural Overview
  • Part Three: Texts, Writers and Contexts
  • Eighteenth-century Gothic: Walpole, Radcliffe and Lewis
  • Romantic-era Gothic: Coleridge, Byron and Mary Shelley
  • Nineteenth-century Gothic: Emily Bronte, Poe, Collins and Stevenson
  • From the Fin de Siecle to Modern Gothic: Stoker, Wells, M.R. James and Lovecraft
  • Twentieth-century American Gothic: Faulkner, King, Rice and Brite
  • British Gothic in the Late Twentieth Century: Carter, Ballard, Mantel and Waters
  • Part Four: Critical Theories and Debates
  • Narrative Instability and the Gothic Narrator
  • Female Gothic
  • Gothic Bodies
  • Nation and Empire
  • Part Five: References and Resources
  • Timeline
  • Further Reading
  • Index

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An exploration of Gothic literature from its origins in Horace Walpole's 1764 classic The Castle of Otranto, through Romantic and Victorian Gothic to modernist and postmodernist takes on the form.

About the Author

Sue Chaplin is a Senior Lecturer in English, and Course Leader for the BA English and History at Leeds Metropolitan University. She is also Executive Officer to the International Gothic Association, Commissioning Editor of the Romanticism Division of the online journal Literature Compass and member of the editorial board for Gothic Studies. She is the author of two monographs The Gothic and the Rule of Law, 1764-1820 (Palgrave, 2007) and Law, Sensibility and the Sublime in Eighteenth-century Women's Fiction (Ashgate, 2004) and editor of the forthcoming Romanticism Handbook (Continuum).

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