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Smith, Andrew 1964-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 309 publications in 1 language and 12,653 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Literary criticism  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Compiler, htt
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew Smith
Gothic literature by Andrew Smith( )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2022 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book opens with a Chronology and an Introduction to the principal texts and key critical terms, followed by five chapters: The Gothic Heyday 1760-1820; Gothic 1820-1865; Gothic Proximities 1865-1900; Twentieth Century; and Contemporary Gothic. The discussion examines how the Gothic has developed in different national contexts and in different forms, including novels, novellas, poems, films, radio and television. Each chapter concludes with a close reading of a specific text - Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Silence of the Lambs and The Historian - to illustrate ways in which contextual discussion informs critical analysis. The book ends with a Conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic." -- Publisher's description
The ghost story, 1840-1920 : a cultural history by Andrew Smith( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the British ghost story within the political context of the 19th century, relating it to economic, national, colonial, and gendered contexts
The Victorian gothic : an Edinburgh companion by William Hughes( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 14 chapters of original research, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide an invaluable insight into the complex and various Gothic forms of the nineteenth century. Covering a range of diverse contexts, the chapters focus on science, medicine, Queer theory, imperialism, nationalism, and gender. Together with further chapters on the ghost story, realism, the fin de siècle, pulp fictions, sensation fiction, and the Victorian way of death, the Companion provides the most complete overview of the Victorian Gothic to date." -- Publisher's description
Gothic death 1740-1914 : a literary history by Andrew Smith( )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. The book investigates how eighteenth century Graveyard Poetry and the tradition of the elegy produced a version of death that underpinned ideas about empathy and models of textual composition. Later accounts of melancholy, as in the work of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley, emphasise the literary construction of death. The shift from writing death to interpreting the signs of death is explored in relation to the work of Poe, Emily Brontë and George Eliot. A chapter on Dickens examines the significance of graves and capital punishment during the period. A chapter on Haggard, Stoker and Wilde explores conjunctions between love and death and a final chapter on Machen and Stoker explores how scientific ideas of the period help to contextualise a specifically fin de siècle model of death. This book will be of interest to academics and students working on literature on the Gothic and more generally on the literary culture of the period.'--
Ecogothic by William Hughes( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a study of how the Gothic engages with ecocritical ideas. It focuses on the late 18th century to the present day, via consideration of a number of national and global contexts and different media including short stories, novels and films
Victorian demons : medicine, masculinity and the Gothic at the fin-de-siècle by Andrew Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victorian demons provides the first extensive exploration of largely middle-class masculinities in crisis at the fin de siècle. It analyses how ostensibly controlling models of masculinity became demonised in a variety of literary and medical contexts, revealing the period to be much more ideologically complex than has hitherto been understood, and makes a significant contribution to Gothic scholarship. Andrew Smith demonstrates how a Gothic language of monstrosity, drawn from narratives such as 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' and 'Dracula', increasingly influenced a range of medical and cultural contexts, destabilising these apparently dominant masculine scripts. He provides a coherent analysis of a range of examples relating to masculinity drawn from literary, medical, legal and sociological contexts, including Joseph Merrick ('The Elephant Man'), the Whitechapel murders of 1888, Sherlock Holmes's London, the writings and trials of Oscar Wilde, theories of degeneration and medical textbooks on syphilis."--Publisher's description
The Cambridge companion to Frankenstein by Andrew Smith( Book )

16 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
Gothic modernisms( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full length exploration of the relationship between Gothic fiction and Modernism in fiction and film. The Gothic's fascination with images of the fragmented self is echoed in the Modernist concern with the psyche and the paranoia of the everyday. The contributors explore how the Gothic influences a range of writers including James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, May Sinclair, Elizabeth Bowen and Djuna Barnes
Empire and the Gothic : the politics of genre by Andrew Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume considers the relationship between the Gothic and theories of post-colonialism. Contributors explore how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala use the Gothic for post-colonial ends
Gothic radicalism : literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis in the nineteenth century by Andrew Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Smith reconsiders the relationship between the nineteenth-century Gothic, theories of the sublime and Freudian psychoanalysis, showing how the Gothic of the period produces a radical critique of these ideas as it forms its own version of sublimity and the unconscious. At issue here is an identification of a specific Gothic history, one which rewrites the dominant intellectual history of the time. The argument is made that the Gothic critically reads Freudian ideas avant la lettre and so requires us to move beyond psychoanalysis to develop an enquiry into the history of ideas." "By applying contemporary critical theory, this study historicises psychoanalysis through a new and significant theorisation of the Gothic. A range of writers including Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Bram Stoker are explored in order to illustrate how the Gothic rewrites both an idealist philosophy and Freudian psychoanalysis."--Jacket
Bram Stoker : history, psychoanalysis, and the Gothic by Andrew Smith( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoker is best remembered as the author of Dracula. Following an introduction which analyses how Stoker's writings have been critically received in the 20th century, the book addresses his other writings through historicism, psychology & genre
The encyclopedia of the gothic by William Hughes( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and wide-ranging, this book brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume's approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture
The female gothic : new directions by Diana Wallace( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions"--Provided by publisher
Teaching the Gothic by Anna Powell( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a clear account of how scholarship on the Gothic has influenced the way in which the Gothic is taught, this book explores the Gothic in a variety of literary and filmic contexts, from 1764 to the present day
Queering the gothic( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This is the first multi-authored book concerned with the developing interface between Gothic criticism and queer theory. Considering a range of Gothic texts produced between the eighteenth century and the present, the contributors explore the relationship between reading Gothically and reading Queerly, making this collection both an important reassessment of the Gothic tradition and a significant contribution to scholarship on queer theory. Writers discussed include William Beckford, Matthew Lewis, Mary Shelley, George Eliot, George Du Maurier, Oscar Wilde, Eric, Count Stenbock. E.M. Forster, Antonia White, Melanie Tem, Poppy Z. Brite, and Will Self. There is also exploration of non-text media including an analysis of Michael Jackson's pop videos. Arranged chronologically, the book establishes links between texts and periods and examines how conjunctions of "queer," "gay" and "lesbian" can be related to, and are challenged by, a Gothic tradition. All of the chapters were specially commissioned for the collection, and the contributors are drawn from the forefront of academic work in both Gothic and Queer Studies
Gothic literature by Andrew Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introductory study provides a thorough grounding in both the history of Gothic literature and the way in which Gothic texts have been (and can be) critically read. The book opens with a chronology and an introduction to the principal texts and key critical terms, followed by four chapters: The Gothic Heyday 1760-1820; Gothic 1820-1865; Gothic Proximities 1865-1900; and the Twentieth Century. The discussion examines how the Gothic has developed in different national contexts and in different forms, including novels, novellas, poems, and films. Each chapter concludes with a close reading of a specific text - Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula and The Silence of the Lambs - to illustrate the ways in which contextual discussion informs critical analysis. The book ends with a conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic ..."--Publisher description
Interventions : rethinking the nineteenth century by Andrew Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century" aims to intervene into some of the current critical contexts that inform and are informed by the study of nineteenth-century literature within the academy and beyond. Topics discussed include science and technology, poetry and philosophy, the Gothic, anatomical exhibitions, the global spread of liberalism, Anglo-American publishing, Punjabi popular culture as well as the neo-Victorian in literature, film and performance. By bringing together a broad range of intellectually challenging perspectives, this book offers an engaging critical overview of the field of nineteenth-century literary studies that will appeal both to scholars working within the field and students and teachers encountering this fascinating area of study for the first time
Gothic literature by Andrew Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book opens with a Chronology and an Introduction to the principal texts and key critical terms, followed by five chapters: The Gothic Heyday 1760-1820; Gothic 1820-1865; Gothic Proximities 1865-1900; Twentieth Century; and Contemporary Gothic. The discussion examines how the Gothic has developed in different national contexts and in different forms, including novels, novellas, poems, films, radio and television. Each chapter concludes with a close reading of a specific text - Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Silence of the Lambs and The Historian - to illustrate ways in which contextual discussion informs critical analysis. The book ends with a Conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic."--Publisher's description
Suicide and the Gothic( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suicide and the Gothic is the first protracted study of how the act of self-destruction recurs and functions within one of the most enduring and popular forms of fiction. Comprising eleven original essays and an authoritative introduction, this collection explores how the act of suicide has been portrayed, interrogated and pathologised from the eighteenth century to the present. The featured fictions embrace both canonical and the less-studied texts and examine the crisis of suicide - a crisis that has personal, familial, religious, legal and medical implications - in European, American and Asian contexts. Featuring detailed interventions into the understanding of texts as temporally distant as Thomas Percy's Reliques and Patricia Highsmith's crime fictions, and movements as diverse as Wertherism, Romanticism and fin-de-siècle decadence, Suicide and the Gothic provides a comprehensive and compelling overview of this recurrent crisis in fiction and culture" -- Provided by publisher's website
Lost in a pyramid and other classic mummy stories( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Victorian gothic : an Edinburgh companion
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The ghost story, 1840-1920 : a cultural historyThe Victorian gothic : an Edinburgh companionGothic death 1740-1914 : a literary historyEcogothicVictorian demons : medicine, masculinity and the Gothic at the fin-de-siècleThe Cambridge companion to FrankensteinGothic modernismsEmpire and the Gothic : the politics of genre
Alternative Names
Smith, Andy 1964-

Languages
English (256)