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The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

Editors: Bloom, Clive (Ed.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive exploration of every aspect of contemporary gothic culture between 1918 and 2019, from its origins in film to the impact of Internet memes in the twenty-first century
  • Creates space for new discussion of overlooked or forgotten writers, designers, architects, painters, poets and film makers
  • Brings together an ambitious and interdisciplinary collection of essays which inform, complicate and expand upon existing studies of the gothic
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“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.”

-              Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film

 

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.


About the authors

Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor at Middlesex University, UK. He has written numerous books on popular literature, gothic fiction, history and politics. He is a broadcaster and occasional journalist who has been quoted in both the Washington Post and Pravda and has an entry in the Columbia Book of World Quotations.


Table of contents (73 chapters)

Table of contents (73 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic
Editors
  • Clive Bloom
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33136-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33136-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33135-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 1253
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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