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Modern Gothic: A Reader

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This collection of essays aims to chart the survival of the gothic strain - the dark, the forbidding, the alienated and the fantastic. The book represents a variety of approaches from a group of international scholars to the making of a contemporary tradition. It offers information and interpretation concerning the presence of gothicism in a number of different contexts. There are essays on postmodernism and gothicism; the politics of neo-Gothic "pertrification" in Iain Banks and John Banville; the horrors of the pre-oedipal Father in "Blue Velvet"; the gothic unconscious of feminist criticism; postmodern "feminine" horror fiction; Isak Dinesen; serial form in slasher and monster movies; Toni Morrison's gothic spaces in "Beloved"; Stephen King; Angela Carter; 1950s body snatching and alien invasions; postcolonial gothic; and Ramsay Campbell's debt to the traditional gothic.;The contributors present a variety of approaches including feminist, sociocultural and post-psychoanalytic frameworks along with examples of how they can be applied in contemporary contexts.

occasional inscription and underlining, spine creased, small smudges, shelf wear to cover, otherwise good condition

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Author(s):
Sage, Victor & Smith, Allan Lloyd (editors)
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719042089
ISBN-13:
9780719042089
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Modern Gothic: A Reader

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This collection of essays aims to chart the survival of the gothic strain - the dark, the forbidding, the alienated and the fantastic. The book represents a variety of approaches from a group of international scholars to the making of a contemporary tradition. It offers information and interpretation concerning the presence of gothicism in a number of different contexts. There are essays on postmodernism and gothicism; the politics of neo-Gothic "pertrification" in Iain Banks and John Banville; the horrors of the pre-oedipal Father in "Blue Velvet"; the gothic unconscious of feminist criticism; postmodern "feminine" horror fiction; Isak Dinesen; serial form in slasher and monster movies; Toni Morrison's gothic spaces in "Beloved"; Stephen King; Angela Carter; 1950s body snatching and alien invasions; postcolonial gothic; and Ramsay Campbell's debt to the traditional gothic.;The contributors present a variety of approaches including feminist, sociocultural and post-psychoanalytic frameworks along with examples of how they can be applied in contemporary contexts.

occasional inscription and underlining, spine creased, small smudges, shelf wear to cover, otherwise good condition

Author(s):
Sage, Victor & Smith, Allan Lloyd (editors)
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719042089
ISBN-13:
9780719042089
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Modern Gothic: A Reader

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