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Gothic romanced: consumption, gender and technology in contemporary fictions

Gothic romanced: consumption, gender and technology in contemporary fictions

Botting, Fred

'Gothic Romanced' traces the history, and complicity, of Gothic and Romantic writings from the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day. Botting manages a fluid and extensive exploration of generic boundaries, including Gothic fiction, Romantic poetry, literary pastiches, popular horror fiction, cyberpunk and science fiction

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Fred Botting
ISBN: 0415450896, 041545090X, 9780415450898, 9780415450904
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-219) and index.
Physical Description: [vii], 223 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Popular culture and literature.; Science in literature.; Science fiction, English History and criticism.; Romanticism.; Science fiction, American History and criticism.; Horror in literature.; Love stories, American History and criticism.; Gothic fiction (Literary genre) History and criticism.; Love in literature.; Criticism; Love stories, English History and criticism.; Gothic literature


  1. Introduction: From Gothic to Romance
  2. 1. Romance, Ruins and the Thing: from the romantic sublime to cybergothic
  3. 2. Romance Consumed: death, simulation and the vampire
  4. 3. Poor Things as They Are: Political Romance from Gray to Godwin
  5. 4. Flight of the Heroine: from Female Gothic to Postfeminism
  6. 5. Monsters of the Imagination: Science, Fiction, Romance
  7. 6. Resistance is Futile: Romance and the Machine
  8. Bibliography

Author note

Fred Bottingis Professor in the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University. He has written extensively on Gothic fiction and Cultural Theory and his books include Gothic(Routledge 1996), Sex, Machines and Navels(Manchester University Press 1999) and, with Scott Wilson, Bataille(Palgrave, 2001) and The Tarantinian Ethics(Sage, 2001).