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Key Concepts in the Gothic

Hardcover - 15 February 2018
ISBN-13 : 9781474405522
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An essential quick-reference book for students of Gothic literature, theatre and literary theory

Key Concepts in the Gothic provides a one-stop resource which details and defines, in accessible language, those contexts essential for the study of the Gothic in all periods and media. The volume is divided into three sections: Concepts and Terms; Theories of the Gothic; and Key Fictional Texts. Bibliographies are provided with the last two sections. The book clearly explains the critical terms - from 'Ab-human' to 'Zombie' - as well as the main theories, including ecocriticism, queer theory and Postcolonial theory, which any student of the Gothic is likely to encounter. This book will be a reliable companion for students of the genre from school and through university.

Key Features

  • Covers the Gothic from the eighteenth century to the present
  • Provides a comprehensive survey not just of movements and theories but also of the essential terminology used in Gothic Studies
  • A reference work for those working with genres inflected by the Gothic, such as Romanticism, theatre studies and crime writing
  • Provides a readily accessible resource for developing further research

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