The Gothic and the Everyday

... pursue the functionality ofthe conceptof Gothic memoryto pose the argumentthatin the same waythat the Gothicserves as alens through whichto perceive the everyday andthepresent,it also operates as aviewon the instability of the past.

Author: L. Piatti-Farnell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137406644

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The Gothic and the Everyday aims to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition. By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations
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The Everyday Book Or a Guide to the Year

From the reports churches is not as much removed from of the commissioners for building new the original as the gothic I have comchurches , it appears that the gothic style plained of . It would , however , occupy is adopted in the ...

Author: William Hone

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3476766

Category: Manners and customs

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The Every day Book

From tủe reports churches is not as much removed from of the commissioners for building new the original as the gothic I have comchurches , it appears that the gothic style plained of . It would , however , occupy is adopted in the ...

Author: William Hone

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011709875

Category: Almanacs, English

Page: 846

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The Gothic and the Carnivalesque in American Culture

... he sets the Gothic apart from the body of literature, which he characterises as more deeply involved in the stuff of daily ... demands from the reader a certain degree of imagination and a capacity for detachment from everyday life.

Author: Timothy Jones

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783162307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Gothic and the Carnivalesque in American Culture offers a new account of the American Gothic. Gothic studies, the field that explores horrid and frightful narratives, usually describes the genre as exploring genuine historical fears, crises and traumas, yet this does not account for the ways in which the genre is often a source of wicked delight as much as it is of horror – its audiences laugh as often as they shriek. This book traces the carnivalesque tradition in the American Gothic from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century. It discusses the festivals offered by Poe, Hawthorne and Irving; the celebrations of wickedness offered by the Weird Tales writers, including H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith; the curious aura attached to Ray Bradbury’s stories; the way in which hosted horrors in comics and on television in the 1950s and 1960s taught their mass audiences how to read the genre; Stephen King’s nurturing of a new audience for Gothic carnivals in the 1970s and 1980s; and the confluence of Gothic story and Goth subculture in the 1990s. Introduction: Ballyhoo Chapter One: Theory, Practice and Gothic Carnival Chapter Two: ‘The Delight of its Horror’ – Poe’s Carnivals and the Nineteenth-Century American Gothic Chapter Three: Weird Tales and Pulp Subjunctivity Chapter Four: Ray Bradbury and the October Aura Chapter Five: Hosted Horrors of the 1950s and 1960s Chapter Six: Stephen King, Affect and the Real Limits of Gothic Practice Chapter Seven: Every Day is Halloween – Goth and the Gothic Conclusion: Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
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Post Millennial Gothic

Everyday Gothic For some readers of Gothic fiction, it is not enough merely to consume Gothic narrative on the page (or latterly, the screen): they wish to live Gothically, to extend their reading or viewing experience to everyday life.

Author: Catherine Spooner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441170415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Surveying the widespread appropriations of the Gothic in contemporary literature and culture, Post-Millennial Gothic shows contemporary Gothic is often romantic, funny and celebratory. Reading a wide range of popular texts, from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series through Tim Burton's Gothic film adaptations of Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, to the appearance of Gothic in fashion, advertising and television, Catherine Spooner argues that conventional academic and media accounts of Gothic culture have overlooked this celebratory strain of 'Happy Gothic'. Identifying a shift in subcultural sensibilities following media coverage of the Columbine shootings, Spooner suggests that changing perceptions of Goth subculture have shaped the development of 21st-century Gothic. Reading these contemporary trends back into their sources, Spooner also explores how they serve to highlight previously neglected strands of comedy and romance in earlier Gothic literature.
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The Encyclopedia of the Gothic 2 Volume Set

... 604 Naubert, C., 214 “nautical melodrama” tradition, 445–6 Naylor, Gloria: Linden Hills, 10, 617 “Nazi Gothic”, ... 308–9 and queer Gothic, 535–6, 560 sex and the Gothic, 614 see also everyday life; Other; suburban Gothic Norris, ...

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119064602

Category: Literary Criticism

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies … A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.
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Darkness Subverted

Aboriginal Gothic in Black Australian Literature and Film Katrin Althans. in postcolonial ghost stories, ... the form of memory, they often open up a space for the everyday Gothic of Aboriginal reality. Instead of being enjoyed from a ...

Author: Katrin Althans

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783899717686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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English summary: At the heart of the Gothic novel proper lies the discursive binary of self and other, which in colonial literature was quickly filled with representations of the colonial master and his indigenous subject. Contemporary black Australian artists have usurped this colonial Gothic discourse, torn it to pieces, and finally transformed it into an Aboriginal Gothic. This study first develops the theoretical concept of an Aboriginal Gothic and then uses this term as a tool to analyse novels by Vivienne Cleven, Mudrooroo, Kim Scott, Sam Watson, and Alexis Wright as well as films directed by Beck Cole and Tracey Moffatt. It centres on the question of how a genuinely European mode, the Gothic, can be permeated and thus digested by elements of indigenous Australian culture in order to portray the current situation of Aboriginal Australians and to celebrate a recovered cultural identity.
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Twenty First Century Gothic

Murnane, Barry (2016), 'In the Flesh and the Gothic Pharmacology of Everyday Life; or Into and Out of the Gothic', Text Matters, 6.6, 228–44. Quiggin, John (2010), Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us, Princeton and ...

Author: Wester Maisha Wester

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474440950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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A transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial GothicKey FeaturesCovers key areas and themes of the post-millennial Gothic as well as developments in the field and revisions of the Gothic traditionConsitutes the first thematic compendium to this area with a transmedia (literature, film and television) and transnational approachCovers a plurality of texts, from novels such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005), Helen Oyeyemi's White Is for Witching (2009), Justin Cronin's The Passage (2010) and M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts (2014), to films such as Kairo (2001), Juan of the Dead (2012) and The Darkside (2013), to series such as Dante's Cove (2005-7), Hemlock Grove (2013-15), Penny Dreadful (2014-16) Black Mirror (2011-) and even the Slenderman mythos.This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century. The 20 newly commissioned chapters cover emerging and expanding research areas, such as digital technologies, queer identity, the New Weird and postfeminism. They also discuss contemporary Gothic monsters - including zombies, vampires and werewolves - and highlight Ethnogothic forms such as Asian and Black Diasporic Gothic.
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Haunted Seasons

The Palgrave Gothic Series Series Editor: Clive Bloom Editorial Advisory Board: Dr Ian Conrich,University of South ... and Maria Beville (editors) THE GOTHIC AND THE EVERYDAY Living Gothic Aspasia Stephanou READING VAMPIRE GOTHIC ...

Author: Derek Johnston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137298959

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book explores the literary and cultural history behind certain Christmas and Halloween traditions, and examines the way that they have moved into broadcasting. It demonstrates how these horror traditions have become more domestic and personal, and how they provide a necessary seasonal pause for reflection on our fears.
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