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The Gothic: a reader

The Gothic: a reader

Bacon, Simon, 1965- editor

What is the Gothic? From ghosts to vampires, from ruined castles to steampunk fashion, the Gothic is a term that evokes all things strange, haunted and sinister. This volume offers a new look at the world of the Gothic, from its origins in the eighteenth century to its reemergence today. Each short essay is dedicated to a single text - a novel, a film, a comic book series, a festival - that serves as a lens to explore the genre. Original readings of classics like The Mysteries of Udolpho (Ann Radcliffe) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (Joan Lindsay) are combined with unique insights into contemporary examples like the music of Mexican rock band Caifanes, the novels Annihilation (Jeff VanderMeer), Goth (Otsuichi) and The Paying Guests (Sarah Waters), and the films Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro) and Ex Machina (Alex Garland). Together the essays provide innovative ways of understanding key texts in terms of their Gothic elements. Invaluable for students, teachers and fans alike, the book's accessible style allows for an engaging look at the spectral and uncanny nature of the Gothic

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Published Oxford: Peter Lang, [2018]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Simon Bacon
ISBN: 178707269X, 9781787072695
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254) and index.
Physical Description: x, 263 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (colour)
Subject: Gothic revival (Literature) History and criticism.; Goth culture (Subculture); Film history, theory & criticism; Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Arts, Gothic History and criticism.; Gothic fiction (Literary genre) History and criticism.; Performing Arts; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Horror films History and criticism.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781787072688