York Notes Companions Gothic Literature
An exploration of Gothic literature from its origins in Horace Walpoles 1764 classic The Castle of Otranto, through Romantic and Victorian Gothic to modernist and postmodernist takes on the form.
Part One: Introduction
Part Two: A Cultural Overview
Part Three: Texts, Writers and Contexts
Eighteenth-century Gothic: Walpole, Radcliffe and Lewis
Romantic-era Gothic: Coleridge, Byron and Mary Shelley
Nineteenth-century Gothic: Emily Bronte, Poe, Collins and Stevenson
From the Fin de Siecle to Modern Gothic: Stoker, Wells, M.R. James and Lovecraft
Twentieth-century American Gothic: Faulkner, King, Rice and Brite
British Gothic in the Late Twentieth Century: Carter, Ballard, Mantel and Waters
Part Four: Critical Theories and Debates
Narrative Instability and the Gothic Narrator
Nation and Empire
Part Five: References and Resources
Sue Chaplin is a Senior Lecturer in English, and Course Leader for the BA English and History at Leeds Metropolitan University. She is also Executive Officer to the International Gothic Association, Commissioning Editor of the Romanticism Division of the online journal Literature Compass and member of the editorial board for Gothic Studies. She is the author of two monographs The Gothic and the Rule of Law, 1764-1820 (Palgrave, 2007) and Law, Sensibility and the Sublime in Eighteenth-century Womens Fiction (Ashgate, 2004) and editor of the forthcoming Romanticism Handbook (Continuum).