Books in category Literary Criticism – Gothic & Romance

  • New International Voices in Ecocriticism

    New International Voices in Ecocriticism
    Serpil Oppermann

    In this sense the book also probes borders, border transgression, and border permeability.

  • Perversity of Poetry The

    Perversity of Poetry, The
    Dino Franco Felluga

    Explains why poetry gave way to the realist novel as the dominant literary form in nineteenth-century England.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Modern Gothic

    Modern Gothic
    Allan Lloyd Smith

    This lively collection of essays aims to chart the survival of the gothic strain – the dark, the forbidding, the alienated, the fantastic – in a spectrum of popular and 'high cultural' forms of representation.

  • 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.

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