Gothic Literature
York Notes Companion

Edited by Sue Chaplin
December 2011
Longman / Pearson Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781408266625
322 Pages
$33.95 Paper original

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.

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


Further Reading




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