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The Gothic and death

Author: Carol Davison; Carol Margaret Davison
Publisher: Manchester, [England] : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: International Gothic (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ON ORDER

An interdisciplinary collection providing new perspective on the interface between the gothic and death, with fresh readings of established, overlooked and recent Gothic works across a variety of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Davison; Carol Margaret Davison
ISBN: 1784992690 9781784992699
OCLC Number: 1003466122
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Allan Lloyd Smith Prize Edited Collections Prize (2019) 2019 (UK)
Description: xv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Corpse in the closet : the Gothic, death, and modernity / Carol Margaret Davison --
pt. I Gothic graveyards and afterlives. 1. Past, present, and future in the Gothic graveyard / Serena Trowbridge --
2. `On the very Verge of legitimate Invention' : Charles Bonnet and William Blake's illustrations to Robert Blair's The Grave (1808) / Sibylle Erle --
3. Entranced by death : Horace Smith's Mesmerism / Bruce Wyse --
pt. II Gothic revolutions and undead histories. 4. `This dreadful machine' : the spectacle of death and the aesthetics of crowd control / Conrad Brunstrom --
5. Undying histories : Washington Irving's Gothic afterlives / Yael Maurer --
6. Deadly interrogations : cycles of death and transcendence in Byron's Gothic / Adam White --
pt. III Gothic apocalypses : dead selves/dead civilizations. 7. Annihilation of self and species : the ecoGothic sensibilities of Mary Shelley and Nathaniel Hawthorne / Jennifer Schell --
8. Death cults in Gothic `Lost World' fiction / John Cameron Hartley --
9. Dead again : zombies and the spectre of cultural decline / Matthew Pangborn --
pt. IV Global Gothic dead. 10. Double dose of death in Iginio Ugo Tarchetti's `I fatali' / Christina Petraglia --
11. Through the opaque veil : the Gothic and death in Russian realism / Katherine Bowers --
12. Afterdeath and the Bollywood Gothic noir / Vijay Mishra --
pt. V Twenty-first-century Gothic and death. 13. Dead and ghostly children in contemporary literature for young people / Michelle J. Smith --
14. Modernity's fatal addictions : technological necromancy and E. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire / Carol Margaret Davison.
Series Title: International Gothic (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: edited by Carol Margaret Davison.


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