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The emergence of Irish gothic fiction : history, origins, theories

Author: Jarlath Killeen
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study provides a robustly theorised and thoroughly historicised account of the beginnings of Irish gothic fiction, maps the theoretical terrain covered by other critics, and puts forward a new history of the emergence of the genre in Ireland.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jarlath Killeen
ISBN: 9780748690800 0748690808
OCLC Number: 851254662
Description: vii, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Zombieland : from gothic Ireland to Irish gothic --
Braindead : locating the gothic --
The creeping unknown : re-making meaning in the gothic novel --
Mad love : The adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley and the politics of consent --
The Monster Club : monstrosity, catholicism and revising the (1641) rising --
Undead : unmaking monsters in Longsword --
Conclusion : land of the dead.
Other Titles: Irish gothic fiction
Responsibility: Jarlath Killeen.

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Killeen's book is a thoroughly researched piece of scholarship that adds to the analytical literary discussion of Irish Gothic. -- MARK DE CICCO, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, issue 26.1

 
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