The Cambridge Companion To Gothic Fiction

Author: Jerrold E. Hogle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794664
File Size: 78,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 6576
Download or Read Book

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 Cambridge Companion To Gothic Fiction

Author: Jerrold E. Hogle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107494486
File Size: 64,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 3668
Download or Read Book

Gothic as a form of fiction-making has played a major role in Western culture since the late eighteenth century. In this volume, fourteen world-class experts on the Gothic provide thorough and revealing accounts of this haunting-to-horrifying type of fiction from the 1760s (the decade of The Castle of Otranto, the first so-called 'Gothic story') to the end of the twentieth century (an era haunted by filmed and computerized Gothic simulations). Along the way, these essays explore the connections of Gothic fictions to political and industrial revolutions, the realistic novel, the theatre, Romantic and post-Romantic poetry, nationalism and racism from Europe to America, colonized and post-colonial populations, the rise of film and other visual technologies, the struggles between 'high' and 'popular' culture, changing psychological attitudes towards human identity, gender and sexuality, and the obscure lines between life and death, sanity and madness. The volume also includes a chronology and guides to further reading.

The Cambridge Companion To The Modern Gothic

Author: Jerrold E. Hogle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316194353
File Size: 11,34 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 2898
Download or Read Book

This Companion explores the many ways in which the Gothic has dispersed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and in particular how it has come to offer a focus for the tensions inherent in modernity. Fourteen essays by world-class experts show how the Gothic in numerous forms - including literature, film, television, and cyberspace - helps audiences both to distance themselves from and to deal with some of the key underlying problems of modern life. Topics discussed include the norms and shifting boundaries of sex and gender, the explosion of different forms of media and technology, the mixture of cultures across the western world, the problem of identity for the modern individual, what people continue to see as evil, and the very nature of modernity. Also including a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a comprehensive account of the importance of Gothic to modern life and thought.

The Cambridge Companion To American Gothic

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107117143
File Size: 30,89 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 5424
Download or Read Book

This Companion offers a thorough overview of the diversity of the American Gothic tradition from its origins to the present.

The Cambridge Companion To Fiction In The Romantic Period

Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827911
File Size: 34,27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 6640
Download or Read Book

While poetry has been the genre most closely associated with the Romantic period, the novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has attracted many more readers and students in recent years. Its canon has been widened to include less well known authors alongside Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Love Peacock. Over the last generation, especially, a remarkable range of popular works from the period have been re-discovered and reread intensively. This Companion offers an overview of British fiction written between roughly the mid-1760s and the early 1830s and is an ideal guide to the major authors, historical and cultural contexts, and later critical reception. The contributors to this volume represent the most up-to-date directions in scholarship, charting the ways in which the period's social, political and intellectual redefinitions created new fictional subjects, forms and audiences.

The Cambridge Companion To Fantasy Literature

Author: Edward James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107493730
File Size: 47,54 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 3773
Download or Read Book

Fantasy is a creation of the Enlightenment, and the recognition that excitement and wonder can be found in imagining impossible things. From the ghost stories of the Gothic to the zombies and vampires of twenty-first-century popular literature, from Mrs Radcliffe to Ms Rowling, the fantastic has been popular with readers. Since Tolkien and his many imitators, however, it has become a major publishing phenomenon. In this volume, critics and authors of fantasy look at its history since the Enlightenment, introduce readers to some of the different codes for the reading and understanding of fantasy, and examine some of the many varieties and subgenres of fantasy; from magical realism at the more literary end of the genre, to paranormal romance at the more popular end. The book is edited by the same pair who produced The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (winner of a Hugo Award in 2005).

The Cambridge Companion To The Eighteenth Century Novel

Author: John Richetti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521429450
File Size: 42,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5114
Download or Read Book

A comprehensive and innovative guide to the British novel in its formative decades.

The Cambridge Companion To The Irish Novel

Author: John Wilson Foster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521679961
File Size: 20,24 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 5045
Download or Read Book

This is the perfect overview of the Irish novel from the seventeenth century to the present day.

The Cambridge Companion To Popular Fiction

Author: David Glover
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521513375
File Size: 75,61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 9534
Download or Read Book

An overview of popular literature from the early nineteenth century to the present day from a historical and comparative perspective.

The Cambridge Companion To Frankenstein

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316760464
File Size: 26,67 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 7221
Download or Read Book

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein consists of sixteen original essays on Mary Shelley's novel by leading scholars, providing an invaluable introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts. Theoretically informed but accessibly written, this volume relates Frankenstein to various social, literary, scientific and historical contexts, and outlines how critical theories such as ecocriticism, posthumanism, and queer theory generate new and important discussion in illuminating ways. The volume also explores the cultural afterlife of the novel including its adaptations in various media such as drama, film, television, graphic novels, and literature aimed at children and young adults. Written by an international team of leading experts, the essays provide new insights into the novel and the various critical approaches which can be applied to it. The volume is an essential guide to students and academics who are interested in Frankenstein and who wish to know more about its complex literary history.