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Spectral Readings: Towards a Gothic Geography
Glennis Byron
0312222238
July 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The essays in this book explore some of the most significant current issues concerning the terrain of the Gothic and the Gothic perspective, offering a variety of possible answers to the crucial question: what is Gothic? The collection begins by addressing general issues about the location and structure of Gothic; this is followed by various considerations of Gothic as a specific historical phenomenon, linked with specific aspects of British, American, and European society; and, finally, by an exploration of Gothic writing during recent decades.


Writing in the 21st Century
David Punter
0631203133
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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About the Author
David Punter is Professor of English at University of Bristol. He has written extensively on Gothic, romantic and modern literature, as well as on literary theory and psychoanalysis, and has also published short stories and several volumes of poetry. He is chair of the executive of the International Gothic Association, as well as Past President of the British Association for Romantic Studies. His publications include The Literature of Terror: Volume 1: The Gothic Tradition and The Literature of Terror: Volume 2: The Modern Gothic.


Companion to the Gothic
David Punter (Editor)
0631206205
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Gothic has become in recent years an enormously popular and respected field of study. Courses dealing wholly or partly with Gothic writing are now standard in English and cultural studies departments across the world. In response to this extraordinary growth and expansion, David Punter has compiled a Companion designed to become the standard reference work for scholars and students. As well as providing a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy, the volume also offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned.The Companion consists of 25 substantial essays, arranged in five sections: Gothic Backgrounds; The "Original" Gothic; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Transmutations; Ideas about the Gothic;...


Companion to the Gothic
David Punter (Editor)
0631231994
October 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Gothic has become in recent years an enormously popular and respected field of study. Courses dealing wholly or partly with Gothic writing are now standard in English and cultural studies departments across the world. In response to this extraordinary growth and expansion, David Punter has compiled a Companion designed to become the standard reference work for scholars and students. As well as providing a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy, the volume also offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned.The Companion consists of 25 substantial essays, arranged in five sections: Gothic Backgrounds; The "Original" Gothic; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Transmutations; Ideas about the Gothic;...


Gothic
David Punter
0631220623
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.The guide is divided into four parts:- The opening section explains the origins and development of the term 'Gothic', considers the particular features of the Gothic within specific periods, and explores its evolution in both literary and non-literary forms, such as art, architecture and film.- The following section contains extended entries on major writers of the Gothic, pointing to the most significant features of their work.- The third section features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho.- Finally, the text considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures...


The Gothic (Guides to Literature Series)
David Punter
0631220631
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.The guide is divided into four parts:- The opening section explains the origins and development of the term 'Gothic', considers the particular features of the Gothic within specific periods, and explores its evolution in both literary and non-literary forms, such as art, architecture and film.- The following section contains extended entries on major writers of the Gothic, pointing to the most significant features of their work.- The third section features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho.- Finally, the text considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures...


Studying British Cultures: An Introduction
Susan Bassnett
0415323509
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Questioning the myth that Britain consists of a homogeneous people, this collection of essays explores a wide range of critical debates on cultural identity in Britain. With analysis of ways of teaching, as well as reading British culture, this lively and provocative collection is an ideal introduction to this contentious area. Essays cover key issues, such as terminological distinctions between British Studies and British Cultural Studies, the complexities of national cultures and identity in contemporary Britain, models for studying the history and development of conceptions of "Britishness," as well as the study of contemporary Britain in other countries. The contributors to this volume have all been instrumental in establishing British Studies internationally and share the idea of culture as a plurality of...


Postcolonial Imaginings
David Punter
0742510867
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This deeply engaging, historically, and culturally informed book provides new perspectives on a wide range of writers, and at the same time provides a radically new development of many of the most pertinent issues in the field of postcolonial writing and theory. It constitutes a major new engagement between the 'postcolonial' and a conception of the literary that is richly innovative in its deployment of psychoanalytic, deconstructive, and other approaches to the text.

About the Author
David Punter is professor of English at the University of Bristol.


Studying British Cultures: An Introduction
Susan Bassnett
0415323517
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Questioning the myth that Britain consists of a homogeneous people, this collection of essays explores a wide range of critical debates on cultural identity in Britain. With analysis of ways of teaching, as well as reading British culture, this lively and provocative collection is an ideal introduction to this contentious area. Essays cover key issues, such as terminological distinctions between British Studies and British Cultural Studies, the complexities of national cultures and identity in contemporary Britain, models for studying the history and development of conceptions of "Britishness," as well as the study of contemporary Britain in other countries. The contributors to this volume have all been instrumental in establishing British Studies internationally and share the idea of culture as a plurality of...


Studying British Cultures: Introduction
Susan Bassnett (Editor)
0415165814
August 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Questioning the myth that Britain consists of a homogeneous people, this collection of essays explores a wide range of critical debates on cultural identity in Britain. With analysis of ways of teaching, as well as reading British culture, this lively and provocative collection is an ideal introduction to this contentious area. Essays cover key issues, such as terminological distinctions between British Studies and British Cultural Studies, the complexities of national cultures and identity in contemporary Britain, models for studying the history and development of conceptions of "Britishness," as well as the study of contemporary Britain in other countries. The contributors to this volume have all been instrumental in establishing British Studies internationally and share the idea of culture as a plurality of...


The Influence of Post-Modernism on Contemporary Writing
David Punter
0773461833
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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