Spectral Readings

Towards a Gothic Geography

  • Glennis Byron
  • David Punter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: of apparitions

    1. David Punter
      Pages 1-8
  3. Theory: regions of the Gothic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Fred Botting
      Pages 11-36
    3. David Punter
      Pages 37-53
  4. Heartlands: the British nineteenth century

  5. America: states of instability

  6. Europe: dimensions of the body

  7. Contemporary (re)versions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
      Pages 219-232
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-256

About this book


These essays explore some of the most significant current issues concerning the terrain of the Gothic perspective, offering a variety of possible answers to the crucial question: What is Gothic? The collection begins by addressing general issues about the locations and structure of Gothic; this is followed by various considerations of Gothic as a specific historical phenomenon, linked with specific aspects of British, American, and European society; and, finally, by an exploration of Gothic writing during recent decades.


America apocalypse body cities corpus culture Europe gothic landscape scepticism society structure subject Victorian era writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Glennis Byron
    • 1
  • David Punter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StirlingUK

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