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All that Gothic


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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The publication was financially supported by the University of Łódź

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data All that Gothic / Agnieszka Łowczanin, Dorota Wiśniewska (eds.). pages cm. — (Dis/Continuities. Toruń Studies in Language, Literature and Culture ; Volume 4) ISBN 978-3-631-63887-3 1. Gothic fiction (Literary genre)—History and criticism. 2. Gothic revival (Literature) —History and criticism. 3. Horror films—History and criticism. I. Łowczanin, Agnieszka, 1970- editor of compilation. II. Wisniewśka, Dorota, 1972- editor of compilation. PN3435.A44 2014 809.3’8729—dc23


ISSN 2193-4207 ISBN 978-3-631-63887-3 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-04226-9 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04226-9 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2014 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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