Gothic and the Comic Turn

  • Authors
  • Avril¬†Horner
  • Sue¬†Zlosnik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 1-18
  3. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 19-44
  4. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 45-68
  5. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 69-94
  6. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 95-115
  7. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 116-135
  8. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 136-164
  9. Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik
    Pages 165-166
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-205

About this book

Introduction

Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which in certain texts emerges as dominant. Tracing an historical trajectory from the late Romantic period through to the present day, this book examines how varieties of comic parody and appropriation have interrogated the complexities of modern subjectivity.

Keywords

Comic English literature Modernism realism Romanticism

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