Books in category Literary Criticism – Gothic & Romance

  • The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic

    The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic
    Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Challenging the widely held assumption that gothic literature is mainly about fear, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also about judgment.

  • Charles Brockden Brown s Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic

    Charles Brockden Brown’s Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic
    Peter Kafer

    How could a glorious age of American history also give rise to the darkest of literary traditions, one that would inspire Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and many other best-selling American writers?"

  • Romantic Identities

    Romantic Identities
    Andrea K. Henderson

    Many Romantic writers, however, did not conceive of the self in this way, and in Romantic Identities Andrea K. Henderson investigates Romantic writing that challenges the "depth" model, or operates outside its domain.

  • Victorian Hauntings

    Victorian Hauntings
    Julian Wolfreys

    Victorian Hauntings should bring a new tone to Victorian Studies, this clever book is quite perfect.

  • Representations of the Self from the Renaissance to Romanticism

    Representations of the Self from the Renaissance to Romanticism
    Patrick Coleman, Jayne Lewis

    In this volume a team of international contributors explore the way modern conceptions of what constitutes an individual's life-story emerged in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

  • Bram Stoker s Dracula

    Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    Carol Margaret Davison

    The essays analyze Stoker’s original novel and celebrate its legacy in popular culture. The continuing presence of Dracula and vampire fiction and films provides proof that, as Davison writes, Dracula is "alive and sucking.

  • Daniel Defoe

    Daniel Defoe
    Robert James Merrett

    A highly conscious wordsmith, Daniel Defoe used expository styles in his fiction and non-fiction that reflected his ability to perceive material and intellectual phenomena from opposing, but not contradictory perspectives.

  • Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art

    Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art
    Philip Shaw

    In a moving intervention into Romantic-era depictions of the dead and wounded, Philip Shaw's timely study directs our gaze to the neglected figure of the common soldier.

  • The Simple Wordsworth

    The Simple Wordsworth
    John F. Danby

    First published in 1960, this book studies Wordsworth’s ‘simple’ poems, such as the Lyrical Ballads, as products of a sophisticated and powerfully successful literary genius.

  • War Gothic in Literature and Culture

    War Gothic in Literature and Culture
    Steffen Hantke, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    This book makes important contributions to the fields of Gothic Literature, War Literature, Popular Culture, American Studies, and Film, Television & Media.

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