Gothic Landscapes

Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties

Editors: Yang, Sharon Rose, Healey, Kathleen (Eds.)

  • Looks at the role of landscapes in Gothic Fiction - an under-examined area
  • Broad historical sweep, from 18th century to 20th century
  • Examines other media including film
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About this book

This book is about the ways that Gothic literature has been transformed since the 18th century across cultures and across genres. In a series of essays written by scholars in the field, the book focuses on landscape in the Gothic and the ways landscape both reflects and reveals the dark elements of culture and humanity. It goes beyond traditional approaches to the Gothic by pushing the limits of the definition of the genre. From landscape painting to movies and video games, from memoir to fiction, and from works of different cultural origins and perspectives, this volume traverses the geography of the Gothic revealing the anxieties that still haunt humanity into the twenty-first century.

About the authors

Sharon Rose Yang is Professor of English at Worcester State University, USA. She both teaches and writes on the Gothic and nineteenth-century literature. She has published in nineteenth-century literature and is the author of Goddesses, Mages, and Wise Women: The Female Pastoral Guide in Sixteenth-and Seventeenth—Century English Drama.  
Kathleen Healey is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Worcester State University, USA. Her research includes literature and the visual arts, Gothic Literature, and American Literature.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Haunted Landscapes and Fearful Spaces—Expanding Views on the Geography of the Gothic

    Yang, Sharon Rose (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Dark Shadows in the Promised Land: Landscapes of Terror and the Visual Arts in Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly

    Healey, Kathleen

    Pages 21-46

  • Haunting Landscapes in “Female Gothic” Thriller Films: From Alfred Hitchcock to Orson Welles

    Biesen, Sheri Chinen

    Pages 47-69

  • “Beauty Sleeping in the Lap of Horror”: Landscape Aesthetics and Gothic Pleasures, from The Castle of Otranto to Video Games

    Davenport, Alice

    Pages 71-103

  • What the Green Grass Hides: Denial and Deception in Suburban Detroit

    Vayo, Amber B.

    Pages 107-124

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eBook £52.99
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Hardcover £66.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33164-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gothic Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties
Editors
  • Sharon Rose Yang
  • Kathleen Healey
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33165-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33165-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33164-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 315
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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