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The Cambridge History of the Gothic
  • Volume 3: Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
  • Edited by Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University, Dale Townshend, Manchester Metropolitan University
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The third volume of The Cambridge History of the Gothic is the first book to provide an in-depth history of Gothic literature, film, television and culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (c. 1896-present). Identifying key historical shifts from the birth of film to the threat of apocalypse, leading international scholars offer comprehensive coverage of the ideas, events, movements and contexts that shaped the Gothic as it entered a dynamic period of diversification across all forms of media. Twenty-three chapters plus an extended introduction provide in-depth accounts of topics including Modernism, war, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis, counterculture, feminism, AIDS, neo-liberalism, globalisation, multiculturalism, the war on terror and environmental crisis. Provocative and cutting edge, this will be an essential reference volume for anyone studying modern and contemporary Gothic culture.


'... the sheer scale and interdisciplinary nature of [this] project multiplies the possible applications of the Gothic mode.'

Joellen Mary Delucia Source: Eighteenth-Century Studies

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