A New Companion to The Gothic. Front Cover. David Punter. John Wiley & Sons, Feb 20, – Literary Criticism – pages. Buy A Companion to the Gothic (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture ) New Ed by David Punter (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. A Companion to the Gothic has 48 ratings and 6 reviews. Bill said: He took up a little, very neatly constructed pocket telescope, and looked through the.
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The obvious value of Punter’s A Companion to the Gothic is its wealth of critical approaches—from good, old-fashioned “history of ideas” readings to the most sophisticated of recent theory.
The remaining essays to be briefly discussed follow Botting’s hothic in “gathering” rather than in privileging critical perspectives—they are more of what one expects in terms of Companion -ship—but their very lack of edginess might disappoint some readers coming from their more thesis-driven counterparts. Perhaps a quibble—but the volume’s uncertainty on this score does reflect the Companion’s overall uncertain positioning of historical and theoretical accounts of the Gothic.
A Companion to the Gothic is its wealth of critical approaches — from good, old-fashioned ‘history of ideas’ readings to the most sophisticated of recent theory. He has written extensively on Gothic, romantic, and modern literature, literary theory, and psychoanalysis, as well as producing four volumes of poetry.
Gothic fiction Literary genreEnglish — History and criticism. Neil Cromwell’s “European Gothic” overviews its dispersal across late eighteenth- and nineteenth century French, German, and Russian literatures. One assumes that Baldick and Mighall would be sharply critical of these essays’ appropriation of the Gothic to enact the high theoretical drama of late modernist poetics. The Political Culture of Gothic Drama. Just as elements reconfigure as davod or themes, so from about on, the latter begin to be understood during the systems stage in paradigmatic relation to one another and in conjunction with other systems.
Helpful information about Maturin’s other novels. Login to add to list. Reading Botting’s and Miles’ judicious accounts in relation to Baldick and Mighall’s more hard-line approach is instructive.
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The book is a veritable Baedecker’s guide that ranges from the historical Goths of gotuic third century to Stephen King in the twentieth century; that explores dimensions of Gothic through painting and cinema, as well as written texts; that roams across Europe and America as well as the British Isles. Want to Read saving…. Literature, Addiction, Secrecy Nineteenth and TwentiethCentury Transformations.
A New Companion to The Gothic
Thus in every story we hear, in every poem we read, we experience also a haunting” p. Open to the public. Take as a prime example this observation from David Punter in his editor’s “Introduction” to the volume: Possibly dry reading to anyone only peripherally interested.
Inaddition to providing accounts of major authors and texts, theessays explore European and American dimensions of Gothic; Gothicpainting; the British ghost story; horror fiction; psychoanalytic, historicist and feminist approaches to the Gothic; Gothic cinema;and issues of counterfeit, madness and magic realism in relation toGothic materials.
Other books in this series. University of Newcastle Library. Punter himself contributes a concise copanion stimulating introduction. Actually reading the quote in context dispels x notion that Freud is here undergoing a moment of rare self-doubt.
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The Continuing Debate Index. Heterotopia, History, Davi Fred Botting. The Ghost of a History David Punter ” Australian Catholic University Library. Review quote “Anyone lucky enough to have this volume sitting on their shelves has instant access to the recent thinking of a long companipn of scholars who have led the way in Gothic studies.
First paragraph is a tease, posing questions the essay does not answer: European Gothic Neil Cornwell. Open to the public Book English Murdoch University.
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Roman psychologique — Histoire et critique. Ghost stories — History and criticism. Punter himself contributes a concise but stimulating introduction. He took up a little, very neatly constructed pocket telescope, and looked through the window to try it. The Magical Realism of the Contemporary Gothic Lucie Armitt An interesting look z traditional Gothic manifestations in politically inflected magic realist texts.
And Nora Crook’s essay on Mary Shelley wisely, given the Frankenstein industry of the past few decades, also rests content with gathering the many complementary and conflicting approaches to Shelley’s Gothic canon. Be the first to add this to a list. A Companion to Romanticism Duncan Wu.