The Edinburgh Companion to Globalgothic (Hardcover)

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By Rebecca Duncan (Editor)
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The Edinburgh Companion to Globalgothic is the most substantial exploration to date of gothic fiction in the international context. Examining texts from across six continents, the volume considers how gothic imagines, colludes with or interrogates relationships and phenomena that are planetary in scale. Accordingly, chapters address gothic engagements with - among others - resource imperialism, (ongoing) colonial history, diasporic identity, buckling economic unions, the rise of the internet, enthnonationalism, and entangled systems of gendered, racialised and ecocidal power. In this way, the collection moves decisively beyond the framework of globalisation to identify a range of new globalgothic approaches and modes, overall demonstrating that gothic is a key - though sometimes complicit - register for negotiating the challenges and histories of our uneven global present.

About the Author

Rebecca Duncan is Researcher in Literature at the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, where she co-ordinates the "Aesthetics of Empire" Research Cluster. She is the editor/co-editor of several collections, including 'Decolonising Gothic, ' a special issue of Gothic Studies (Nov. 2022). Her recent work appears in the journals ARIEL (2020) and Interventions (2020; 2022), and in collections for Palgrave (2021), Bloomsbury (2022) and University of Minnesota Press (2022). Her first monograph, South African Gothic (2018), was shortlisted for the 2019 Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize. Rebecca is recipient of a Riksbankens Jubileumsfond Project Grant (2021-24).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781399510585
ISBN-10: 1399510584
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2023
Pages: 520
Language: English