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Empire and the Gothic The Politics of Genre

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English


  • Literary studies: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • British Isles,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Gothic & Romance,
  • Horror,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Literary Criticism-English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Literary Criticism-Gothic & Romance,
  • Literary form,
  • Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject,
  • Decolonization in literature,
  • Gothic revival (Literature),
  • History and criticism,
  • Horror tales, English,
  • Political fiction, English

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsAndrew Smith (Editor), William Hughes (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9501122M
ISBN 100333984056
ISBN 109780333984055

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gothic and empire By James Procter, Angela Smith In their audacious and controversial texts, Empire () and Multitude (), Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri speak of a ‘monstrous’ (Hardt and Negri ) formation that will eventually overcome an increasingly global and oppressive ‘Empire’.Cited by: 3. Building on, and often retelling, the British ’imperial gothic’ of the late nineteenth century, the American imperial gothic is obsessed with race, gender, degeneration and invasion, with the destruction of society, the collapse of modernity and the disintegration of capitalism. The Gothic Child and the Empire The imperial context of the gothic novel is that of the First and Second British Empire, of the repetitive conflicts with Continental.   With Andrew Smith, he has co-edited four collections, including Empire and the Gothic () and Queering the Gothic () and, with Diane Mason, he has produced an annotated edition of Stoker's Dracula (). He is the founder editor of Gothic Studies, the refereed journal of the International Gothic Association.

"This sumptuous coffee table book includes fascinating reproductions of plans, paintings, maps and architectural details. But it's the story of the Gothic Revival movement and the broader sweep of British cultural and imperial politics in the 19th century that makes the book .   And it is specifically a gothic novel set in an English manor in Mexico, which means that it is a gothic novel about colonialism. That makes sense for the genre, because the gothic novel . Book Description: Haunted Empire shows that Gothic elements in Russian literature frequently expressed deep-set anxieties about the Russian imperial and national identity.. Valeria Sobol argues that the persistent presence of Gothic tropes in the literature of the Russian Empire is a key literary form that enacts deep historical and cultural tensions arising from Russia's idiosyncratic. A very well written history book about the Gothic Wars--Belisarius, the First Siege of Rome, the Second Siege of Rome, and more. He uses many ancient sources (as well as modern sources) to explain the Gothic War, but retells the action, politics, mishaps, and tactics in a concise yet detailed way, never straying from the topic/5(8).