Palgrave Gothic

Bram Stoker and the Gothic

Formations to Transformations

Editors: Wynne, Catherine (Ed.)

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'My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side,' warns Dracula. This statement is descriptive of the Gothic genre. Like the Count, the Gothic encompasses and has manifested itself in many forms. Bram Stoker and the Gothic demonstrates how Dracula marks a key moment in the transformation of the Gothic. Harking back to early Gothic's preoccupation with the supernatural, decayed aristocracy and incarceration in gloomy castles, the novel speaks to its own time, but has also transformed the genre, a revitalization that continues to sustain the Gothic today. This collection explores the formations of the Gothic, the relationship between Stoker's work and some of his Gothic predecessors, such as Poe and Wollstonecraft, presents new readings of Stoker's fiction and probes the influences of his cultural circle, before concluding by examining aspects of Gothic transformation from Daphne du Maurier to Stoker's own 'reincarnation' in fiction and biography. Bram Stoker and the Gothic testifies to Stoker's centrality to the Gothic genre. Like Dracula, Stoker's 'revenge' shows no sign of abating.

About the authors

Catherine Wynne is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Hull, UK. She is the author of Bram Stoker, Dracula, and the Victorian Gothic Stage (2013) and the editor of Bram Stoker: Reviews, Reminiscences, Essays and Fiction, 2 volumes (2012). In 2012, she organized the Bram Stoker Centenary Conference at the University of Hull and at Whitby to mark the centenary of Stoker's death.

Reviews

“Wynne’s volume is a welcome addition to the considerable body of critical writing on the relationships between Stoker, Dracula, and the gothic, and is certainly essential reading for anyone keen to stay up to date in the field of Stoker studies. Indeed, the collection ought to be required reading for anybody interested in Bram, Dracula, or looking for an introduction to gothic studies more broadly.” (Aoife Dempsey, The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Vol. 16, 2017)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wynne, Catherine

    Pages 1-13

  • On the Origins of the Gothic Novel: From Old Norse to Otranto

    Arnold, Martin

    Pages 14-29

  • Wollstonecraft’s Wrongs of Woman to Stoker’s Dracula: You’ve Come a Long Way Baby, or Have You?

    Pedersen, Bettina Tate

    Pages 30-47

  • Stoker, Poe, and American Gothic in ‘The Squaw’

    Corstorphine, Kevin

    Pages 48-62

  • Bram Stoker and Gothic Transylvania

    Crişan, Marius-Mircea

    Pages 63-77

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bram Stoker and the Gothic
Book Subtitle
Formations to Transformations
Editors
  • Catherine Wynne
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46504-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137465047
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46503-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 273
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