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Expanding the Gothic Canon

Studies in Literature, Film and New Media


Edited By Anna Kędra-Kardela and Andrzej Sławomir Kowalczyk

This volume offers a survey of analyses of Gothic texts, including literary works, feature films, a TV serial, and video games, with a view to showing the evolution and expansion of the Gothic convention across the ages and the media. The temporal scope of the book is broad: the chapters cover narratives from the early and mid-eighteenth century, predating the birth of the convention in 1764, through Romantic and Victorian novels, to the contemporary manifestations of the Gothic. Primarily designed for graduate and postgraduate students, the book sets out to acquaint them with both the convention and different theoretical approaches. The studies presented here could also prove inspirational for fellow scholars and helpful for university teachers, the book becoming an item on the reading lists in Gothic literature, film and media courses.
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Dorota Babilas is Assistant Professor in the Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Her academic interests include the art and culture of the nineteenth century, and the perception of Victorianism in modern popular culture. She teaches several courses in Victorian culture, and has published numerous articles in the areas of Gothic, Victorian, and film studies. She is the author of a monograph, Wiktoria znaczy Zwycięstwo. Kulturowe oblicza brytyjskiej królowej (2012), on the changing cultural image of Queen Victoria, and co-editor of We the Neo-Victorians: Perspectives on Literature and Culture (2013).

Jorge Bastos da Silva is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anglo-American Studies, University of Porto, Portugal. His main fields of research are English literature and culture, intellectual history, and utopian studies. He is the author and editor of several books, including: O Véu do Templo. Contributo para uma Topologia Romântica (1999), Utopias de Cordel e Textos Afins. Uma Antologia (2004), Shakespeare no Romantismo Português. Factos, Problemas, Interpretações (2005), Nowhere Somewhere: Writing, Space and the Construction of Utopia (2006), A Instituição da Literatura. Horizonte Teórico e Filosófico da Cultura Literária no Limiar da Modernidade (2010), Vasco José de Aguiar, Utopista Português do Século XIX (2010); The Epistemology of Utopia: Rhetoric, Theory and Imagination (2013).

Artur Blaim is Professor of English Literature at the University of Gdańsk and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. His ← 299 | 300 → books...

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