Gothic Tradition

ISBN-10: 0521777321
ISBN-13: 9780521777322
Edition: 2000
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Description: Designed to support the needs of Advanced level students of English literature, the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series explores the contextual study of texts by concentrating on key periods, topics and comparisons in literature.

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List price: $20.63
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 130
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Designed to support the needs of Advanced level students of English literature, the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series explores the contextual study of texts by concentrating on key periods, topics and comparisons in literature.

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Introduction
Approaching the gothic tradition
The historical context
Gothic influences
The political context
The spiritual context
Gothic literary forms and audiences
Gothic writers and readers
The contemporary context
Contemporary gothic literature
The gothic cinema
Gothic music
Other gothic media
Gothic dangers
Gothic Whitby
Assignments
Approaching the texts
Textual characteristics of the gothic
Gothic fascination for the past
The sublime and supernatural in the gothic
Gothic psychology
Gothic horror
Gothic settings
Gothic style
Assignments
Texts and extracts
from The Castle of Otranto
from Vathek
from The Monk
from The Italian
from 'Christabel'
from Frankenstein
from Northanger Abbey
'La Belle Dame sans Merci'
'The Raven'
from Wuthering Heights
from Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
from Dracula
from The Woman in Black
Critical approaches
The nature of literary criticism
Historical survey of critical approaches to the gothic
Survey of contemporary critical approaches to the gothic
Assignments
How to write about the gothic
A sense of genre
An appreciation of purpose
Insights into audience
Assignments
Resources
Chronology
Further reading
Glossary
Index

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