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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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Expanding the Gothic canon : studies in literature, film and new media / Anna Kedra-Kardela, Andrzej Slawomir Kowalczyk (eds.).

pages cm. — (Mediated fictions ; volume 2)

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-3-631-62639-9

1. Gothic fiction (Literary genre)— History and criticism. 2. Horror films— History and criticism. 3. Horror in mass media. I. Kedra-Kardela, Anna, 1957– editor of compilation. II. Kowalczyk, Andrzej Slawomir, editor of compilation.

PN3435.E88 2014

809.3'8729— dc23


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