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© 1998

The Handbook to Gothic Literature

  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. R. A. Gilbert, Allan Lloyd Smith, Gerry Turcotte, Michael Franklin, Thomas Willard, Elizabeth Imlay et al.
    Pages 1-260
  3. Thomas Willard, Alexandra Warwick, Jerrold E. Hogle, Iain Hamilton Grant, Antonio Ballesteros González, Neil Cornwell et al.
    Pages 261-289
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 290-294

About this book

Introduction

What do we mean by the term 'Gothic'? How does it differ from such classifications as 'terror' and 'horror' and where do its parameters lie? In an attempt to define such an elusive term, this A-Z unearths the terminologies associated with Gothic through a variety of short essays written by leading scholars. Not only does it plot the national characteristics of Gothic as in the French school of terror, Frenetique to American Gothic, but it also spans the period from Ann Radcliffe to Anne Rice.

Keywords

America architecture Charles Dickens classification English English literature essay French German imagination Johann Wolfgang von Goethe novel occult Oscar Wilde Romanticism

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

About the editors

LUCIE ARMITT Lecturer in English, University of Wales, Bangor CLIVE BLOOM Reader in English, Middlesex University, London FRED BOTTING Lecturer in English, Lancaster University ELIZABETH BRONFEN Professor of English, Zurich University STEVEN BRUHM Associate Professor in English, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia CHARLES BUTLER Lecturer in Literary Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol AMARYLL BEATRICE CHANADY Professor in Comparative Literature, University of Montreal STEVE CLARK Lecturer in English, Osaka University EMMA CLERY Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University JOHN CLOY Librarian, John Davis Williams Library, University of Mississippi IAN CONRICH Lecturer in Film Studies, Brunel University NEIL CORNWELL Professor in Russian, University of Bristol JEFFREY N. COX Associate Professor in English, Texas A&M University ERIC HADLEY DENTON Associate Professor in English, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania MADGE DRESSER Principal Lecturer in Historical Studies, University of the West of England SION EIRIAN freelance writer, Cardiff U.A. FANTHORPE poet, Wootton-under-Edge BENJAMIN F. FISHER Associate Professor in English, University of Mississippi MICHAEL FRANKLIN Lecturer in English Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff KEN GELDER Associate Professor in English, University of Melbourne R.A. GILBERT writer and bookseller, Bristol ANTONIO BALLESTEROS GONZALEZ Lecturer in English, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid IAIN HAMILTON GRANT Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of the West of England TERRY HALE Director, The British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia JERROLD E. HOGLE Associate Professor in English, University of Arizona, Tucson AVRIL HORNER Lecturer in English, Salford University CHRISTOPH HOUSWITSCHKA Lecturer in English, University of Dresden WILLIAM HUGHES Lecturer in English, Bath College of Higher Education ELIZABETH IMLAY writer and publisher, Speldhurst, Kent DARRYL JONES Lecturer in English, Trinity College, University of Dublin ELAINE JORDAN Senior Lecturer in English, University of Essex RICHARD KERRIDGE Lecturer in English, Bath College of Higher Education SALLY LEDGER Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College, University of London ROBERT LEE Professor in English, Nihon University, Japan TIM LUSTIG Lecturer in American Studies, Keele University DOUGLAS MACK Senior Lecturer in English, University of Stirling CECILE MALET-DAGREOU Postgraduate student in English, Goldsmiths College, University of London PHILIP MARTIN Head of Humanities, Cheltenham, and Gloucester College, Cheltenham J.M. MCCORMACK Senior Lecturer in English, Goldsmiths College, University of London ALISON MILBANK writer, Cambridge ROBERT MILES Reader in English, Sheffield Hallam University PASCAL NICKLAS Lecturer in English, Leipzig University, Germany GRAHAM OVENDEN artist, Cornwall DAVID PUNTER Professor in English Studies, University of Stirling TINA R.

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Reviews

'Not just another handbook, this volume will be of great benefit to those interested in literary Gothicism...Mulvey-Roberts deserves congratulations for magisterial editing...A must for all types of libraries.' - B.F. Fisher, Choice

'Not just another handbook, this volume will be of great benefit to those interested in literary Gothicism...The editor has distinguished herself as a leading specialist in Gothicism, and her own entries...are predictably first-rate. Her contributors evince like authority; the 'best' have been chosen to present their topics...A must for all types of libraries.' - B.B. Fisher, Choice