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Irish Gothics

Genres, Forms, Modes, and Traditions, 1760–1890

  • Christina Morin
  • Niall Gillespie

About this book


Scholarly interest in 'the Irish Gothic' has grown at a rapid pace in recent years, but the debate over exactly what constitutes this body of literature remains far from settled. This collection of essays explores the rich complexities of the literary gothic in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christina Morin
    • 1
  • Niall Gillespie
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LimerickIreland
  2. 2.Trinity College DublinIreland

About the editors

Luke Gibbons, National University of Ireland, Ireland Niall Gillespie, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Richard Haslam, Saint Joseph's University, USA Diane Long Hoeveler, Marquette University, USA Jarlath Killeen, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland W.J. McCormack, writer Anne Markey, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Christina Morin, University of Limerick, Ireland Jim Shanahan, St. Patrick's College, Ireland Elizabeth Tilley, NUI Galway, Ireland

Bibliographic information


'...this fine collection of essays, brought together by Gillespie and Morin, suggests that few genres have generated as much debate in Irish literary studies in recent years as the Gothic.' - Sinéad Sturgeon, Times Literary Supplement