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All that Gothic

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Edited By Agnieszka Lowczanin and Dorota Wisniewska

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history, aesthetics and key themes of Gothic, the main issues and debates surrounding the genre along with the approaches and theories that have been applied to Gothic texts and films. The volume discusses a wide range of 18 th and 19 th century texts and moves into 20 th century literature and film. It explores the cultural resonances created by the genre and raises a variety of issues, including the ways in which Gothic monstrosity mimics same-sex desire and social transgression. The texts included in the volume argue that Gothic film and fiction animated the darker shadows of the dominant culture.
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Agnieszka Łowczanin specializes in British literature of the 18th and 19th century. She obtained her PhD from the University of Łódź (Poland) with a dissertation which focused on the deployment of death in canonical novels of this period and in Gothic fiction.

Dorota Wiśniewska graduated from the English Institute, University of Łódź. She obtained her M.A. from the University of Toledo (USA), and her PhD from the University of Łódź. Her areas of scholarly interest include American Gothic fiction and horror film, pop culture and gender studies.

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