In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age.
The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on:
- the history of Gothic
- gothic throughout the English-speaking world i.e. London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent
- key themes and concepts ranging from hauntings and the uncanny; Gothic femininities and queer Gothic
- gothic in the modern world, from youth to graphic novels and films.
With ideas for further reading, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture.
Table of Contents
Gothic Traditions. Pre-Gothic. Eighteenth Century Gothic. Gothic and the Romantics. Victorian Gothic. Gothic and Modernism. Contemporary Gothic. Gothic Locations. Gothic London. American Gothic. Scottish Gothic. Irish Gothic. Gothic and Empire. Canadian Gothic. Australian Gothic. Gothic Concepts. The Uncanny. Abject and Grotesque. Trauma and Memory. Gothic. Masculinities. Gothic Femininities. Desire and Sexuality. Masks, Veils and Disguises. Gothic Culture. Gothic Children. Gothic Media. Gothic and Film 1: Adaptations. Gothic and Film 2: Horror. Gothic and TV. Gothic and the Graphic Novel. Gothic Music and Subculture. Gothic and New Technologies.
Catherine Spooner is Senior lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Her publications include Fashioning Gothic Bodies (MUP, 2004) and Contemporary Gothic (Reaktion 2006).
Emma McEvoy lectures at the University of Westminster, UK. She has published work on various Romantic and Gothic texts and contributed to the OUP edition of Matthew Lewis' The Monk (1995).