Palgrave Gothic

Contemporary Scottish Gothic

Mourning, Authenticity, and Tradition

Authors: Baker, T.

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An innovative reading of a wide range of contemporary Scottish novels in relation to literary tradition and modern philosophy, Contemporary Scottish Gothic provides a new approach to Scottish fiction and Gothic literature, and offers a fuller picture of contemporary Scottish Gothic than any previous text.

About the authors

Timothy C. Baker is Lecturer in Scottish Literature at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community (2009), and has published extensively on Scottish and American literature.

Reviews

“Baker’s assured and nuanced reading of a huge sweep of contemporary Scottish Gothic writing serves as not only an excellent introduction to the state of this rich literary field, but also as a powerful piece of scholarship … . Dealing with themes as grand as time, subjectivity, community and the boundaries that demarcate and limit our experiences of the world, this work reveals the strangeness, depth and significance of Scottish writing and helps illuminate its power in unexpected new ways.” (Jonathan Greenaway, Gothic Studies, Vol. 19 (1), May, 2017)

“Contemporary Scottish Gothic is a well-researched and written work that comments on emerging trends in an ever-growing field. … Scholars whose work focuses on experimental or metafictional works may also find the text useful, alongside those with an interest in contemporary trends in the gothic genre.” (Daniel Southward, The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Vol. 16, 2017)

"Baker's new text Contemporary Scottish Gothic: Mourning, Authenticity, Tradition stands as the first booklength critical study of contemporary Scottish Gothic fiction and serves to nourish this otherwise barren critical landscape." - The Gothic Imagination, 2015


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Borderlines: Contemporary Scottish Gothic

    Baker, Timothy C.

    Pages 1-26

  • A Scott-Haunted World

    Baker, Timothy C.

    Pages 27-53

  • Authentic Inauthenticity: The Found Manuscript

    Baker, Timothy C.

    Pages 54-88

  • Fantastic Islands

    Baker, Timothy C.

    Pages 89-115

  • Metamorphosis: Humans and Animals

    Baker, Timothy C.

    Pages 116-147

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Scottish Gothic
Book Subtitle
Mourning, Authenticity, and Tradition
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45720-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137457202
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45719-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49861-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 219
Topics