Haunted Europe offers the first comprehensive account of the British and Irish fascination with a Gothic vision of continental Europe, tracing its effect on British intellectual life from the birth of the Gothic novel, to the eve of Brexit, and the symbolic recalibration of the UK’s relationship to mainland Europe.
By focusing on the development of the relationship between Britain and Ireland and continental Europe over more than two-hundred years, this collection marks an important departure from standard literary critical narratives, which have tended to focus on a narrow time-period and have missed continuities and discontinuities in our ongoing relationship with the mainland.
Table of Contents
Michael Newton and Evert Jan van Leeuwen
- Seeing Ghosts: The Dark Side of the Enlightenment
- "Such Strains as Speak No Mortal Means": Melusine Voices in
- Slavery as a National Crime: Defining Britishness in Encounters
- Strange Exhibitions: M. R. James, Europe and the Phantom Museum
- Haunted Hotels and Murder Inns: Travelers’ Tales from Europe and
- Daphne Du Maurier: Sex and Death the Italian Way
- Dennis Wheatley’s Satanic Continent
- Robert Aickman and the English Abroad
- "Look into the Dark": A Ghost Story for Christmas on the Continent:
- A Tale of Two Carmillas: The Representation of Styria in Le Fanu’s
- Civilization vs. "the Barbarian Turk": Imperial Gothic and Western
- Acephalous Times: The Severed Head in Contemporary Fiction and Film
Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho and Landon’s "The Fairy
of the Fountains"
with the Flying Dutchman
the Gothic Short Story from the 1820s to the 1940s
Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik
Evert Jan van Leeuwen
An Interview with Leslie Megahey, director of Schalcken the Painter
"Carmilla" and its Web Series Adaptation
Rahel Sixta Schmitz
Self-definition in Dracula Narratives from Fin-de Siècle to the Post-9/11
Tuğçe Bıçakçı Syed
Evert Jan van Leeuwen (Leiden University, the Netherlands) is author of House of Usher (Auteur Press 2019), co-editor of The Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities (Rodopi 2010), and has published articles in the Journal Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, and Studies in Gothic Fiction, amongst others.
Michael Newton (Leiden University, the Netherlands) is the author of the cultural histories, Savage Girls and Wild Boys and Age of Assassins, and of two BFI Film Classics books, on Kind Hearts and Coronets and Rosemary’s Baby, and also Show People: A History of the Film Star.