Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708320075 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780708320433 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

History of the Gothic: Twentieth-Century Gothic

Lucie Armitt

History of the Gothic: Twentieth-Century Gothic
Bookmark and Share

Lucie Armitt

Distributed for University of Wales Press

191 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708320075 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780708320433 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Continuing the University of Wales Press’s acclaimed series of explorations of the Gothic and its legacy, Twentieth-Century Gothic focuses on the continuing presence of the gothic in the long twentieth century, from The Turn of the Screw to Sarah Waters’s The Little Stranger, with looks along the way at the work of Clive Barker, Angela Carter, Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, and more. Addressing the question of why we are fascinated by ghosts, demons, and monsters of all sorts, despite the professed rationality of our society, Armitt shows how such stories of these supernatural creatures can serve as an outlet for deep-rooted fears about continuing problems in contemporary society.

David Punter, University of Bristol
“The great strength of this excellent book is that it is not a straightforward tour through the canonical works of the twentieth-century Gothic. It is much more interesting than that. Armitt takes the reader on a devious, elliptical, fascinating journey through a range of strange texts, some well-known and others unjustifiably less so, combining critical inventiveness and precision with a constant undertow of reference to major cultural and social preoccupations—child abuse, trauma, aftermaths of war, sexual uncertainty and transgression—which both illumine the texts and are in turn illumined, through a specifically distorted Gothic lens, by them.”
Contents
Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Illustrations
Introduction

1. Gothic Pathologies: Haunted Children
2. Building Suspense: Architectural Gothic
3. Gothic Inhumanity
4. Queering the Gothic
5. Survey of Criticism
6. Conclusion: Thriller and Stranger

Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Index
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style |

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from University of Wales Press. RSS Feed