The Gothic and the Everyday

By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations

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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Gothic for Girls

20th Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels since 2000. ... Gothic Fiction: Rare Printed Works from the Sadleir-Black Collection of Gothic Fiction at the Alderman Library, University of Virginia. ... In The Gothic and the Everyday, ed.

Author: Julia Round

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496824493

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Today fans still remember and love the British girls’ comic Misty for its bold visuals and narrative complexities. Yet its unique history has drawn little critical attention. Bridging this scholarly gap, Julia Round presents a comprehensive cultural history and detailed discussion of the comic, preserving both the inception and development of this important publication as well as its stories. Misty ran for 101 issues as a stand-alone publication between 1978 and 1980 and then four more years as part of Tammy. It was a hugely successful anthology comic containing one-shot and serialized stories of supernatural horror and fantasy aimed at girls and young women and featuring work by writers and artists who dominated British comics such as Pat Mills, Malcolm Shaw, and John Armstrong, as well as celebrated European artists. To this day, Misty remains notable for its daring and sophisticated stories, strong female characters, innovative page layouts, and big visuals. In the first book on this topic, Round closely analyzes Misty’s content, including its creation and production, its cultural and historical context, key influences, and the comic itself. Largely based on Round’s own archival research, the study also draws on interviews with many of the key creators involved in this comic, including Pat Mills, Wilf Prigmore, and its art editorial team Jack Cunningham and Ted Andrews, who have never previously spoken about their work. Richly illustrated with previously unpublished photos, scripts, and letters, this book uses Misty as a lens to explore the use of Gothic themes and symbols in girls’ comics and other media. It surveys existing work on childhood and Gothic and offers a working definition of Gothic for Girls, a subgenre which challenges and instructs readers in a number of ways.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic

Many realistic short stories and novels, too, have blended the Gothic with the everyday world. To name just a few: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Edith Wharton's 1917 Summer, several William Faulkner novels, ...

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108548311

Category: Literary Criticism


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The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic offers an accessible overview to both the breadth and depth of the American Gothic tradition. This subgenre features works from many of America's best-known authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Henry James, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor. Authored by leading experts in the field, the introduction and sixteen chapters explore the American Gothic chronologically, in relation to different social groups, in connection with different geographic regions, and in different media, including children's literature, poetry, drama, film, television, and gaming. This Companion provides a rich and thorough analysis of the American Gothic tradition from a twenty-first-century standpoint, and will be a key resource undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers interested in this topic.
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The Gothic World

or 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: Glennis Byron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135053062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 580

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The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories Gothic Spaces Gothic Readers and Writers Gothic Spectacle Contemporary Impulses. The Gothic World seeks to account for the Gothic as a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional force, as a style, an aesthetic experience and a mode of cultural expression that traverses genres, forms, media, disciplines and national boundaries and creates, indeed, its own ‘World’.
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 4 The Eighteenth Century

The device was of particular use to politically involved novelists such as Godwin , who used it to link the Gothic and the everyday world . The lack of familiar causes ' explaining the supernaturalism of Otranto made the work attractive ...

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521317207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 970

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This comprehensive 1997 account of eighteenth-century literary criticism is now available in paperback.
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ReFocus The Films of Pablo Larrain

Timothy Jones, “Canniness of the Gothic: Genre as Practice,” Gothic Studies 11, no. 1 (2009): 124–34. 26. ... Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Maria Beville, “Introduction: Living Gothic,” in The Gothic and the Everyday, eds.

Author: Laura Hatry

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474448307

Category: Electronic books

Page: 248

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Assessing his work in the context of film aesthetics, philosophy, history, adaptation studies and cultural studies, this is the first book-length English-language anthology about this important director's cinema, offering a wide range of perspectives by a diverse range of international scholars.
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American Women s Regionalist Fiction

In their “Introduction: Approaches to the Ecogothic,” Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils further explain the ... and Bridget M. Marshall comment that “the Gothic is remarkably adept at revealing the horrors of everyday life” (11).

Author: Monika Elbert

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030555528

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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American Women’s Regionalist Fiction: Mapping the Gothic seeks to redress the monolithic vision of American Gothic by analyzing the various sectional or regional attempts to Gothicize what is most claustrophobic or peculiar about local history. Since women writers were often relegated to inferior status, it is especially compelling to look at women from the Gothic perspective. The regionalist Gothic develops along the line of difference and not unity—thus emphasizing regional peculiarities or a sense of superiority in terms of regional history, natural landscapes, immigrant customs, folk tales, or idiosyncratic ways. The essays study the uncanny or the haunting quality of “the commonplace,” as Hawthorne would have it in his introduction to The House of the Seven Gables, in regionalist Gothic fiction by a wide range of women writers between ca. 1850 and 1930. This collection seeks to examine how/if the regionalist perspective is small, limited, and stultifying and leads to Gothic moments, or whether the intersection between local and national leads to a clash that is jarring and Gothic in nature.
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Gothic Literature

Martin sees the emergence of such scholarship as initially appearing around the analysis of the Goth music scene. ... that in the present day 'many consumers of Gothic texts have chosen to incorporate Gothic into their everyday life as ...

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748647439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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New edition of bestselling introductory text outlining the history and ways of reading Gothic literatureThis revised edition includes:* A new chapter on Contemporary Gothic which explores the Gothic of the early twenty first century and looks at new critical developments* An updated Bibliography of critical sources and a revised Chronology The book opens with a Chronology and an Introduction to the principal texts and key critical terms, followed by five chapters: The Gothic Heyday 1760-1820; Gothic 1820-1865; Gothic Proximities 1865-1900; Twentieth Century; and Contemporary Gothic. The discussion examines how the Gothic has developed in different national contexts and in different forms, including novels, novellas, poems, films, radio and television. Each chapter concludes with a close reading of a specific text - Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Silence of the Lambs and The Historian - to illustrate ways in which contextual discussion informs critical analysis. The book ends with a Conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic.
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A Companion to American Gothic

The story of Joyce Carol Oates as Gothicist has two further aspects worthy of comment. ... indeed, her greatest contribution to the Gothic is the way she shows the psychological authenticity of the Gothic element of everyday life.

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118608425

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available
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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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