Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic) (Hardcover)

Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic) By Angela Wright (Editor), Dale Townshend (Editor) Cover Image
By Angela Wright (Editor), Dale Townshend (Editor)
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Though once conceived of as mutually exclusive categories, Romanticism and the Gothic share a long and complex history of reaction and interaction, avowal and disavowal, influence and exchange. Extending recent critical interrogations of the Gothic / Romantic divide, this collection of essays provides a thorough overview of the manifestly Gothic impulses in Romantic-era literary culture, from the graveyard verse of the 1740s, through the heady politics of the later eighteenth century, and into the writings of the second-generation Romantic poets. Divided into three sections - Gothic Modes and Forms'; 'National and International Borders'; and 'Reading the Romantic Gothic' ‒ the volume comprises 18 original essays and a detailed introductory essay by an international cast of new and established scholars in the field. As much an introduction to Gothic writing of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as it is a contribution to scholarly debates concerning the relationship between the Gothic and the Romantic, Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion is an indispensable resource for both students and scholars of British, American and European literary culture in the period 1740‒1830.

About the Author

Angela Wright is Professor of Romantic Literature at the University of Sheffield, and currently co-President of the International Gothic Association. A specialist in Romanticism and the Gothic, her previous publications include Gothic Fiction (Palgrave, 2007), Britain, France and the Gothic, 1764-1820: The Import of Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2013); and, with Dale Townshend (eds.) Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Dale Townshend is Senior Lecturer in Gothic and Romantic Studies at the University of Stirling, and director of the MLitt in The Gothic Imagination. His recent publications include The Gothic World (with Glennis Byron; Routledge, 2014); Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic (with Angela Wright; Cambridge University Press, 2014); and Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination (British Library Publishing, 2014). He is currently at work on a monograph entitled Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance and the Architectural Imagination, 1760--1840.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780748696741
ISBN-10: 0748696741
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: November 16th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic