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The Cambridge Companion to the Modern Gothic

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Jerrold E. Hogle, John Paul Riquelme, Susan Chaplin, Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik, E. L. McCallum, Glennis Byron, Sharon Deans, Elisabeth Bronfen, Charles Scruggs, Isabella Van Elferen, Maisha L. Wester, Carlos Gallego, Ken Gelder, Katarzyna Ancuta, Lucie Armitt
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  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107678385

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  • This Companion explores the many ways in which the Gothic has dispersed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and in particular how it has come to offer a focus for the tensions inherent in modernity. Fourteen essays by world-class experts show how the Gothic in numerous forms - including literature, film, television, and cyberspace - helps audiences both to distance themselves from and to deal with some of the key underlying problems of modern life. Topics discussed include the norms and shifting boundaries of sex and gender, the explosion of different forms of media and technology, the mixture of cultures across the western world, the problem of identity for the modern individual, what people continue to see as evil, and the very nature of modernity. Also including a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a comprehensive account of the importance of Gothic to modern life and thought.

    • Offers a new and comprehensive account of the importance of the Gothic in exploring essential questions of modern life
    • Explores the Gothic across a range of contemporary forms including film, TV and cyberspace, right up to the present day
    • Discusses the major underlying struggles in modern life over sex and gender, the intermixing of different culture worldwide, and the very nature of modernity
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107678385
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Gothic and Modernity:
    1. Introduction: modernity and the proliferation of Gothic Jerrold E. Hogle
    2. Modernist Gothic John Paul Riquelme
    3. Contemporary Gothic and the law Susan Chaplin
    Part II. The Gothic and the Modern Body:
    4. Gothic configurations of gender Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik
    5. The 'queer limits' in the modern Gothic E. L. McCallum
    6. Teen Gothic Glennis Byron and Sharon Deans
    Part III. The Gothic and Modern Media:
    7. Cinema of the Gothic extreme Elisabeth Bronfen
    8. American film noir Charles Scruggs
    9. Technogothics of the early twenty-first century Isabella Van Elferen
    Part IV. Multi-cultural and Global Gothic:
    10. Gothic and the politics of race Maisha L. Wester
    11. The Gothic in North American 'subcultures' Carlos Gallego
    12. The postcolonial Gothic Ken Gelder
    13. Asian Gothic Katarzyna Ancuta
    14. The Gothic and magical realism Lucie Armitt
    Guide to further reading
    Guide to further viewing.

  • Editor

    Jerrold E. Hogle, University of Arizona
    Jerrold E. Hogle is University Distinguished Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors in English at the University of Arizona. He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (Cambridge, 2002) and author of The Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera (2002) and Shelley's Process: Radical Transference and the Development of his Major Works (1988).


    Jerrold E. Hogle, John Paul Riquelme, Susan Chaplin, Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik, E. L. McCallum, Glennis Byron, Sharon Deans, Elisabeth Bronfen, Charles Scruggs, Isabella Van Elferen, Maisha L. Wester, Carlos Gallego, Ken Gelder, Katarzyna Ancuta, Lucie Armitt

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