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The Gothic Tradition : Cambridge Contexts in Literature - David Stevens

The Gothic Tradition

Cambridge Contexts in Literature

Paperback Published: 11th September 2000
ISBN: 9780521777322
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 16+ years old

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Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. The gothic influence on modern writers such as Angela Carter, Iain Banks and Stephen King is vivid and great as is the effect on the world of film and rock music. Part of the function of this book is to offer some guidance: not in terms of a fixed or definitive set of Gothic characteristics, but rather in giving a framework for questions and explorations.

Introductionp. 5
Approaching the gothic traditionp. 8
The historical contextp. 8
Gothic influencesp. 10
The political contextp. 15
The spiritual contextp. 18
Gothic literary forms and audiencesp. 22
Gothic writers and readersp. 28
The contemporary contextp. 31
Contemporary gothic literaturep. 32
The gothic cinemap. 36
Gothic musicp. 38
Other gothic mediap. 38
Gothic dangersp. 39
Gothic Whitbyp. 40
Assignmentsp. 43
Approaching the textsp. 46
Textual characteristics of the gothicp. 46
Gothic fascination for the pastp. 47
The sublime and supernatural in the gothicp. 49
Gothic psychologyp. 51
Gothic horrorp. 53
Gothic settingsp. 54
Gothic stylep. 56
Assignmentsp. 58
Texts and extractsp. 60
from The Castle of Otrantop. 60
from Vathekp. 62
from The Monkp. 64
from The Italianp. 70
from 'Christabel'p. 74
from Frankensteinp. 76
from Northanger Abbeyp. 77
'La Belle Dame sans Merci'p. 81
'The Raven'p. 82
from Wuthering Heightsp. 86
from Dr Jekyll and Mr Hydep. 87
from Draculap. 90
from The Woman in Blackp. 92
Critical approachesp. 95
The nature of literary criticismp. 95
Historical survey of critical approaches to the gothicp. 96
Survey of contemporary critical approaches to the gothicp. 100
Assignmentsp. 110
How to write about the gothicp. 112
A sense of genrep. 112
An appreciation of purposep. 114
Insights into audiencep. 115
Assignmentsp. 117
Resourcesp. 120
Chronologyp. 120
Further readingp. 121
Glossaryp. 126
Indexp. 127
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ISBN: 9780521777322
ISBN-10: 0521777321
Series: Cambridge Contexts in Literature
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 11th September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.34  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.22

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