Palgrave Gothic

The New Urban Gothic

Global Gothic in the Age of the Anthropocene

Editors: Millette, Holly-Gale, Heholt, Ruth (Eds.)

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  • Examines the different and shifting meanings that arise from contemporary fictions that utilise the tradition of the Victorian Urban Gothic in their storytelling
  • Discusses the Gothic traditions in various medium, not excluding intersectionality or the inter-disciplinary, but rather encouraging such cross-overs
  • Poses a collection unique in its international reach and scope, serving a wide educational and popular audience
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This collection explores global dystopic, grotesque and retold narratives of degeneration, ecological and economic ruin, dystopia, and inequality in contemporary fictions set in the urban space. Divided into three sections—Identities and Histories, Ruin and Residue, and Global Gothic—The New Urban Gothic explores our anxieties and preoccupation with social inequalities, precarity and the peripheral that are found in so many new fictions across various media. Focusing on non-canonical Gothic global cities, this distinctive collection discusses urban centres in England’s Black Country, Moscow, Detroit, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Dehli, Srinigar, Shanghai and Barcelona as well as cities of the imaginary, the digital and the animated. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the intersections of time, place, space and media in contemporary Gothic Studies. The New Urban Gothic casts reflections and shadows on the age of the Anthropocene.

About the authors

Holly-Gale Millette is a senior teaching fellow at Southampton University, UK. A social and cultural historian publishing regularly in international journals and books, her recent work has focused on spatial, political and psychosocial representations of urban cultures and also the new urban Gothic in cultural theory and media texts.

Ruth Heholt is senior lecturer in English at Falmouth University, UK. She is co-editor of four collections including Gothic Britain: Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles, (2018) and Gothic Animals: Uncanny Otherness and the Animal With-Out, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). She is editor of Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural and assistant editor of Crime Fiction Studies.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Urban Gothic
Book Subtitle
Global Gothic in the Age of the Anthropocene
Editors
  • Holly-Gale Millette
  • Ruth Heholt
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43777-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43777-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43776-3
Series ISSN
2634-6214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 253
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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