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A Companion to the Gothic free pdf The Gothic has become in recent years an enormously popular and respected field of study. Courses dealing wholly or partly with Gothic writing are now standard in English and cultural studies departments across the world. In response to this extraordinary growth and expansion, David Punter has compiled a Companion designed to become the standard reference work for scholars and students. As well as providing a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy, the volume also offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned.The Companion consists of 25 substantial essays, arranged in five sections: Gothic Backgrounds- The "Original" Gothic- Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Transmutations- Ideas about the Gothic- and the Continuing Debate. These are accompanied by a substantial introduction and a bibliography of primary and secondary materials. Each essay is written by a leading scholar in the field. In addition to providing accounts of major authors and texts, the essays explore European and American dimensions of Gothic- Gothic painting- the British ghost story- horror fiction- psychoanalytic, historicist and feminist approaches to the Gothic- Gothic cinema- and issues of counterfeit, madness and magic realism in relation to Gothic materials.

About David Punter

David Punter is Professor of English at University of Bristol. He has written extensively on Gothic, romantic and modern literature, as well as on literary theory and psychoanalysis, and has also published short stories and several volumes of poetry. He is chair of the executive of the International Gothic Association, as well as Past President of the British Association for Romantic Studies. His publications include The Literature of Terror: Volume 1: The Gothic Tradition and The Literature of Terror: Volume 2: The Modern Gothic.

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Author : David Punter
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
Data Published : 11 November 1999
ISBN : 0631206205
EAN : 9780631206200
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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