Palgrave Gothic

Gothic Tourism

Authors: McEvoy, Emma

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From Strawberry Hill to The Dungeons, Alnwick Castle to Barnageddon, Gothic tourism is a fascinating, and sometimes controversial, area. This lively study considers Gothic tourism's aesthetics and origins, as well as its relationship with literature, film, folklore, heritage management, arts programming and the 'edutainment' business.

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Emma McEvoy teaches at the University of Westminster, UK, in the department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies. She is the co-editor, with Catherine Spooner, of The Routledge Companion to Gothic (2007).

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“This excellent book outlines a new and important field of study, offers convincing conclusions and invites Gothic scholars to go beyond the bounds of the book and explore the rich and diverse experiences offered by Gothic tourist attractions.” (Chloe Germaine Buckley, Gothic Studies, Vol. 20 (1-2), 2018)


“Gothic Tourism is ... aimed not only at academics but a more general readership. Here, author Emma McEvoy examines everything from waxwork museums to ghost walks to ask what Gothic tourism is and how Gothic works as a touristic mode. … Gothic Tourism covers an impressive range of sites in its tour of English Gothic … . Gothic Tourism is a valuable — and highly readable — addition, then to histories of tourism as well as the history of geography … .” (Jennifer Wallis, World Headpress, worldheadpress.com, May, 2016)

“This book is certainly a timely publication. … the book invites further research in this area and a wider examination of this cultural tradition. The style throughout is both informative and interesting … . this is an entertaining, educational read, which serves as an enlightening introduction to the fascinating and expanding realm of gothic tourism.” (Elizabeth Parker, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Issue 15, 2016)



'McEvoy's rich, eloquent and compulsively readable account of Gothic tourism is set to define the field. Combining generous erudition with a knack for the entertaining anecdote, each page is crammed with fresh insights into this curious phenomenon, from the eighteenth-century delights of Horace Walpole's mansion Strawberry Hill to the modern thrills of ghost walks and scare attractions.' - Catherine Spooner, Reader in Literature and Culture, Lancaster University, UK

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    McEvoy, Emma

  • Strawberry Hill: Performed Architecture, Houses of Fiction and the Gothic Aesthetic

    Pages 12-52

    McEvoy, Emma

  • Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors: Wounded Spectators, Perverse Appetites and Gothic History

    Pages 53-84

    McEvoy, Emma

  • London’s Gothic Tourism: West End Ghosts, Southwark Horrors and an Unheimlich Home

    Pages 85-106

    McEvoy, Emma

  • Ghost Walking

    Pages 107-126

    McEvoy, Emma

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gothic Tourism
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39129-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137391292
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56220-6
Series ISSN
2634-6214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 251
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