The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

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Author: Jerrold E. Hogle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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Provides a survey of literary gothicism from its origins in Renaissance revenge tragedy, through eighteenth century novels and plays, to nineteenth and twentieth century film and fiction.

The Cambridge Companion to the Modern Gothic

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Author: Jerrold E. Hogle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194353

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic

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Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107117143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This Companion offers a thorough overview of the diversity of the American Gothic tradition from its origins to the present.

The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period

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Author: Richard Maxwell,Katie Trumpener

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827911

Category: Literary Criticism

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While poetry has been the genre most closely associated with the Romantic period, the novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has attracted many more readers and students in recent years. Its canon has been widened to include less well known authors alongside Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Love Peacock. Over the last generation, especially, a remarkable range of popular works from the period have been re-discovered and reread intensively. This Companion offers an overview of British fiction written between roughly the mid-1760s and the early 1830s and is an ideal guide to the major authors, historical and cultural contexts, and later critical reception. The contributors to this volume represent the most up-to-date directions in scholarship, charting the ways in which the period's social, political and intellectual redefinitions created new fictional subjects, forms and audiences.

Metzler Lexikon Literatur

Begriffe und Definitionen

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Author: Dieter Burdorf,Christoph Fasbender,Burkhard Moennighoff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476050009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 845

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Jetzt wieder auf allerneuestem Stand. In der 3. Auflage bietet das bestens eingeführte 'Metzler Lexikon Literatur' noch mehr Fakten. 3.600 Stichworte zur Literatur ermöglichen eine rasche Orientierung in Poetik, Rhetorik, Metrik, Stilistik und Theorie der europäischen Literaturen. Zusätzlich vermittelt das Lexikon einen weit gefassten Überblick über Schriftstellerkreise, Institutionen sowie über das Buch- und Verlagswesen. Umfangreiche Artikel zu den wichtigsten Epochen, Strömungen und Gattungen führen in die Literaturgeschichte ein. Was ist neu? Über 600 Artikel aus allen Bereichen verbreitern das Panorama. Berücksichtigt sind u. a. Gender Studies, Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften, das Verhältnis der Literatur zur Philosophie und zu anderen Künsten. Geballtes Literaturwissen in einem Band.

The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel

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Author: John Wilson Foster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521679961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This is the perfect overview of the Irish novel from the seventeenth century to the present day.

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

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Author: Edward James,Farah Mendlesohn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107493730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Fantasy is a creation of the Enlightenment, and the recognition that excitement and wonder can be found in imagining impossible things. From the ghost stories of the Gothic to the zombies and vampires of twenty-first-century popular literature, from Mrs Radcliffe to Ms Rowling, the fantastic has been popular with readers. Since Tolkien and his many imitators, however, it has become a major publishing phenomenon. In this volume, critics and authors of fantasy look at its history since the Enlightenment, introduce readers to some of the different codes for the reading and understanding of fantasy, and examine some of the many varieties and subgenres of fantasy; from magical realism at the more literary end of the genre, to paranormal romance at the more popular end. The book is edited by the same pair who produced The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (winner of a Hugo Award in 2005).

The Cambridge Companion to `Frankenstein'

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Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107086191

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

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Sixteen original essays by leading scholars on Mary Shelley's novel provide an introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts.

The Cambridge Companion to ‘Dracula'

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Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107153174

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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This celebrated Gothic novel is explored through essays providing critical, historical, anthropological, philosophical and intellectual contexts that serve to further the understanding and appreciation of Dracula in all its many guises. Together the essays offer exciting new critical approaches to the most famous vampire in literature and film.

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

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Author: Kirk Freudenburg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803595

Category: History

Page: 352

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Satire as a distinct genre of writing was first developed by the Romans in the second century BCE. Regarded by them as uniquely 'their own', satire held a special place in the Roman imagination as the one genre that could address the problems of city life from the perspective of a 'real Roman'. In this Cambridge Companion an international team of scholars provides a stimulating introduction to Roman satire's core practitioners and practices, placing them within the contexts of Greco-Roman literary and political history. Besides addressing basic questions of authors, content, and form, the volume looks to the question of what satire 'does' within the world of Greco-Roman social exchanges, and goes on to treat the genre's further development, reception, and translation in Elizabethan England and beyond. Included are studies of the prosimetric, 'Menippean' satires that would become the models of Rabelais, Erasmus, More, and (narrative satire's crowning jewel) Swift.

The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins

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Author: Jenny Bourne Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827332

Category: Literary Criticism

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Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for The Woman in White, which inaugurated the sensation novel in the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of the first detective novels; but he wrote over 20 novels, plays and short stories during a career that spanned four decades. This Companion offers a fascinating overview of Collins's writing. In a wide range of essays by leading scholars, it traces the development of his career, his position as a writer and his complex relation to contemporary cultural movements and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay beneath Victorian society is analysed through a variety of critical approaches. A chronology and guide to further reading are provided, making this book an indispensable guide for all those interested in Wilkie Collins and his work.

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

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Author: Neil Lazarus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies, first published in 2004, offers a lucid introduction and overview of one of the most important strands in recent literary theory and cultural studies. The volume aims to introduce readers to key concepts, methods, theories, thematic concerns, and contemporary debates in the field. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, contributors explain the impact of history, sociology and philosophy on the study of postcolonial literatures and cultures. Topics examined include everything from anti-colonial nationalism and decolonisation to globalisation, migration flows, and the 'brain drain' which constitute the past and present of 'the postcolonial condition'. The volume also pays attention to the sociological and ideological conditions surrounding the emergence of postcolonial literary studies as an academic field in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Companion turns an authoritative, engaged and discriminating lens on postcolonial literary studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction

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Author: David Glover,Scott McCracken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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An overview of popular literature from the early nineteenth century to the present day from a historical and comparative perspective.

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

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Author: Andrew Mangham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760747

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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In 1859 the popular novelist Wilkie Collins wrote of a ghostly woman, dressed from head to toe in white garments, laying her cold, thin hand on the shoulder of a young man as he walked home late one evening. His novel The Woman in White became hugely successful and popularised a style of writing that came to be known as sensation fiction. This Companion highlights the energy, the impact and the inventiveness of the novels that were written in 'sensational' style, including the work of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood and Florence Marryat. It contains fifteen specially-commissioned essays and includes a chronology and a guide to further reading. Accessible yet rigorous, this Companion questions what influenced the shape and texture of the sensation novel, and what its repercussions were both in the nineteenth century and up to the present day.

The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists

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Author: Michael Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521515041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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A survey of 25 major European novelists from Cervantes to Kundera, highlighting their contributions to the genre.

The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story

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Author: Ann-Marie Einhaus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107084172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This Companion provides an accessible overview of the contexts, periods, and subgenres of English-language short fiction outside of North America.

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740-1830

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Author: Elmore Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature at St Anne's College Oxford and Lecturer in English Language and Literature Thomas Keymer,Thomas Keymer,Jon Mee,Margaret Canfield Fellow in English Jon Mee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This volume offers an introduction to British literature that challenges the traditional divide between eighteenth-century and Romantic studies. Contributors explore the development of literary genres and modes through a period of rapid change. They show how literature was shaped by historical factors including the development of the book trade, the rise of literary criticism and the expansion of commercial society and empire. The wide scope of the collection, juxtaposing canonical authors with those now gaining new attention from scholars, makes it essential reading for students of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism.

The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe

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Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Examines Poe's major writings in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts.