The New Urban Gothic

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.

Author: Holly-Gale Millette

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030437770

Category: Fiction

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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.

Urban Gothic

Previous ed. published in 2009 by Leisure Books.

Author: Brian Keene

Publisher: Deadite Press

ISBN: 1936383446

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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Previous ed. published in 2009 by Leisure Books.

Charles Brockden Brown

the city as a site of mystery and danger and thereby relocate the Gothic's fictional horrors into a new urban space. 'With the Urban Gothic', writes Mighall ...

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9780708324226

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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Spontaneous human combustion, ventriloquism, sleepwalking, secret societies, plague, doppelgängers, disguises, corpses, night burials, locked doors, and mysterious manuscripts—these are only a few of the Gothic devices that appear in the writings of late eighteenth-century American author, Charles Brockden Brown. Brown’s work presents us with the dark underside to Enlightenment optimism as he questions the extent to which human beings can draw accurate inferences from sensory data and foresee the outcome of their actions. In advance of Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Ambrose Bierce, he depicts the American frontier as a liminal zone fraught with danger. Looking forward to Charles Dickens, George Lippard, and even twentieth-century film noir, Brown establishes the city as itself a sort of labyrinthine wildness populated by insidious confidence men. Setting the stage for Edgar Allan Poe’s fiction and latter Sigmund Freud’s psychology, Brown powerfully represents the mind as inherently haunted as the unconscious, the stranger within, compels irrational and ‘perverse’ behavior. And well before Harriet Prescott Spofford, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and contemporary authors such as Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter, Brown in his Female Gothic narratives vividly demonstrates the forms of violence and victimization to which women are exposed in patriarchal culture. Brown therefore was instrumental in developing and defining the Frontier Gothic, the Urban Gothic, the Psychological Gothic, and the Female Gothic. In this polemical introduction to Brown’s work, Weinstock boldly asserts that Brown deserves renewed attention both for his historical significance and for the narrative force and intellectual depth of his writings.

A Companion to American Gothic

Urban Gothic literature. These formal qualities and these cultural concerns, as we will see, can be found across the spectrum of antebellum Urban Gothic ...

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118608425

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available

Urban Gothic

The complete collection of short stories by underground literary legend Bruce Benderson.

Author: Bruce Benderson


ISBN: 0991219635



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The complete collection of short stories by underground literary legend Bruce Benderson... In texts of relentless candor featuring hypnotic imagery and biting wit, Urban Gothic portrays the kaleidoscopic beauty of our megalopolises, including their streetwise underclass, their perverse bourgeoisie and their shocking subcultures of sex. Oppressed but flamboyant, the voices of Benderson's urban underworlds become just too intense to be ignored...
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In Darkest London

A corollary to the new urban Gothic novels was the plethora of poems and articles in the press that utilized Gothic imagery to highlight specific urban ...

Author: Jamieson Ridenhour

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810887770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian “Gothic revival” novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but also in the works of mainstream authors. Placing the conventions of the Gothic form in their proper historical context, In Darkest London will appeal to scholars and students interested in an in-depth survey of the Urban Gothic.

Urban Gothic of the Second World War

... and exhortations to support the nation's war effort.62 This new emphasis on radio as the ... As servants became 108 Urban Gothic of the Second World War.

Author: S. Wasson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230274891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This book examines writing in the Gothic mode which subverts the dominant national narrative of the British home front. Instead of seeing wartime experience as a site of fellowship and emotional resilience, Elizabeth Bowen, Anna Kavan, Mervyn Peake, Roy Fuller and others depict shadowy figures on the margin of the nation.

Foul Perfection

URBAN GOTHIC JCW While he had published excerpts from his performance scripts in venues such as High Performance and the Journal of the Los Angeles ...

Author: Mike Kelley

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262611783

Category: Art

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This text offers a diverse collection of Mike Kelley's writings since the 1970s.
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The New Woman Gothic

Fin-de-siècle writings in the urban Gothic strain situate their male characters within the metropolitan maze as well, with Dorian Gray, for example, ...

Author: Patricia Murphy

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826273543

Category: Literary Criticism

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Drawing from and reworking Gothic conventions, the New Woman version is marshaled during a tumultuous cultural moment of gender anxiety either to defend or revile the complex character. The controversial and compelling figure of the New Woman in fin de siècle Britishfiction has garnered extensive scholarly attention, but rarely has she been investigated through the lens of the Gothic. Part I, “The Blurred Boundary,” examines an obfuscated distinction between the New Woman and the prostitute, presented in a stunning breadth and array of writings. Part II, “Reconfigured Conventions,” probes four key aspects of the Gothic, each of which is reshaped to reflect the exigencies of the fin de siècle. In Part III, “Villainous Characters,” the bad father of Romantic fiction is bifurcated into the husband and the mother, both of whom cause great suffering to the protagonist.

Urban Monstrosities

... Miéville's New Weird fantasy and fin de siècle urban gothic while simultaneously noting some of the ways the New Weird subverts, undermines, alienates, ...

Author: Joseph Lamperez

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527515574

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Sign of sublime excess and transgression, guardian of the threshold and uncanny creature par excellence, the monster of late has also become a mainstay of urban narratives – even while its presence in these texts remains untheorized. The authors in this collection show how artists and writers across the past two hundred years, from William Wordsworth to China Miéville, figure the monster as a barometer of changing urban patterns. Here, monstrosity becomes the herald of embryonic social forms and marginalized populations in portrayals of cities across media – from video games, film and avant-garde sonic experiments to written tales of urban fantasy and gothic ruin. This volume suggests that poetic and municipal structures evolve in tandem. Within its chapters, unearthly buildings and beings signal a host of new urban dispensations.

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

an Urban Gothic mode . In this case it is a traditional Gothic abode — a ruined abbey , not the pseudo - abbey of the rookery , and a traditional Gothic ...

Author: Robert Mighall

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199262187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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This is the first major full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with a rich store of historical sources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing--from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, through European travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse. Critics have thus far tended to concentrate on specific angles of Gothic writing (gender or race), or the belief that the Gothic 'returned' at the so-called fin de si�cle. Robert Mighall, by contrast, demonstrates how the Gothic mode was active throughout the Victorian period, and provides historical explanations for its development from late eighteenth century, through the 'Urban Gothic' fictions of the mid-Victorian period, the 'Suburban Gothic' of the Sensation vogue, through to the somatic horrors of Stevenson, Machen, Stoker, and Doyle at the century's close. Mighall challenges the psychological approach to Gothic fiction which currently prevails, demonstrating the importance of geographical, historical, and discursive factors that have been largely neglected by critics, and employing a variety of original sources to demonstrate the contexts of Gothic fiction and explain its development in the Victorian period.

Gothic Animals

She is currently working on a monograph on the Victorian author Catherine Crowe as well as a collection entitled the New Urban Gothic.

Author: Ruth Heholt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030345402

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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This book begins with the assumption that the presence of non-human creatures causes an always-already uncanny rift in human assumptions about reality. Exploring the dark side of animal nature and the ‘otherness’ of animals as viewed by humans, and employing cutting-edge theory on non-human animals, eco-criticism, literary and cultural theory, this book takes the Gothic genre into new territory. After the dissemination of Darwin’s theories of evolution, nineteenth-century fiction quickly picked up on the idea of the ‘animal within’. Here, the fear explored was of an unruly, defiant, degenerate and entirely amoral animality lying (mostly) dormant within all of us. However, non-humans and humans have other sorts of encounters, too, and even before Darwin, humans have often had an uneasy relationship with animals, which, as Donna Haraway puts it, have a way of ‘looking back’ at us. In this book, the focus is not on the ‘animal within’ but rather on the animal ‘with-out’: other and entirely incomprehensible.

Glory of Ottawa

in one Gothic Revival cloth , the warp of which was prepared by Pugin and the ... Street to serve as a model church for the new urban Gothic idiom .

Author: Carolyn A. Young

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773564961

Category: History

Page: 216

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The competition to design and construct the government buildings in Ottawa, the new national capital, was one of the most important architectural events in nineteenth-century British North America and the finished buildings inspired a major movement in Canadian federal architecture. The Glory of Ottawa focuses on the 1859 design competition for the parliamentary complex, from which these unrivalled buildings emerged. Young includes an investigation of the architectural climate in which the parliament buildings were conceived, providing insight into the practice of architecture in pre-Confederation Canada. The aftermath of the contest is also explored, including changes to the plans, the problem of costs, the critical reception of the buildings, and their place in the aesthetics of the time.

American Gothic

This latter riot provoked the New York Times to speak ominously of 'Civic ... In this chapter I discuss the rise of American urban gothic, in three stages.

Author: Jason Haslam

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474401623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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A new critical companion to the Gothic traditions of American CultureThis new Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias. Featuring new critical essays by established and emerging academics from a range of national backgrounds, this collection offers new discussions and analyses of canonical and lesser-known texts in literature and film, television, photography, and video games. Its scope ranges from the earliest manifestations of American Gothic traditions in frontier narratives and colonial myths, to its recent responses to contemporary global events. Key Features Features original critical writing by established and emerging scholarsSurveys the full range of American Gothic, from its earliest texts to 21st Century worksIncludes critical analyses of American Gothic in new media and technologiesWill establish new benchmarks for the critical understanding of American Gothic traditions

Transmedia Creatures

Recent essays published in Crisis, Risks and New Regionalism in Europe: ... Crowe as well as collections on Gothic animals and the New Urban Gothic.

Author: Francesca Saggini

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684480623

Category: Performing Arts

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On the 200th anniversary of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Transmedia Creatures presents studies of Frankenstein by international scholars from converging disciplines such as humanities, musicology, film studies, television studies, English and digital humanities. These innovative contributions investigate the afterlives of a novel taught in a disparate array of courses - Frankenstein disturbs and transcends boundaries, be they political, ethical, theological, aesthetic, and not least of media, ensuring its vibrant presence in contemporary popular culture. Transmedia Creatures highlights how cultural content is redistributed through multiple media, forms and modes of production (including user-generated ones from “below”) that often appear synchronously and dismantle and renew established readings of the text, while at the same time incorporating and revitalizing aspects that have always been central to it. The authors engage with concepts, value systems and aesthetic-moral categories—among them the family, horror, monstrosity, diversity, education, risk, technology, the body—from a variety of contemporary approaches and highly original perspectives, which yields new connections. Ultimately, Frankenstein, as evidenced by this collection, is paradoxically enriched by the heteroglossia of preconceptions, misreadings, and overreadings that attend it, and that reveal the complex interweaving of perceptions and responses it generates. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Bitter Root 12

Her work has been published in The Journal of Horror Studies , The New Urban Gothic , and The Repeater Book of the Occult . She has given talks for the ...

Author: David F. Walker

Publisher: Image Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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"LEGACY," Part Two Cullen and Ford are in a fight to stay alive while Ma Etta makes a decision that will impact the entire Sangerye family. Meanwhile, Enoch makes an important discoveryÉbut will he live long enough to tell anyone?

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

Rookwood represents a bridge between the eighteenth-century Gothic and the contemporary urban nightmares of the penny dreadful and the literary novel, ...

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119210467

Category: Literary Criticism

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies ... A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.

A New Companion to The Gothic

This story, a foretaste of urban Gothic, does not have a plot and is without significant action. The only clue to the man's behavior is in his clothing: ...

Author: David Punter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119062509

Category: Literary Criticism

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The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on ‘Global Gothic’ reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic

Contemporary Women s Gothic Fiction

... The Handmaid's Tale), romantic Gothic (Lady Oracle, The Edible Woman, 1969), historical (Alias Grace), or new urban Gothic (The Robber Bride).

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137303493

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

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This book revives and revitalises the literary Gothic in the hands of contemporary women writers. It makes a scholarly, lively and convincing case that the Gothic makes horror respectable, and establishes contemporary women’s Gothic fictions in and against traditional Gothic. The book provides new, engaging perspectives on established contemporary women Gothic writers, with a particular focus on Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. It explores how the Gothic is malleable in their hands and is used to demythologise oppressions based on difference in gender and ethnicity. The study presents new Gothic work and new nuances, critiques of dangerous complacency and radical questionings of what is safe and conformist in works as diverse as Twilight (Stephenie Meyer) and A Girl Walks Home Alone (Ana Lily Amirpur), as well as by Anne Rice and Poppy Brite. It also introduces and critically explores postcolonial, vampire and neohistorical Gothic and women’s ghost stories.

The Twin Towers in Film

Urban Pastoral: Natural Currents in the New York School. ... .com/2018/01/18/the-frenchconnection-urban-gothic-pauline-kael/ Kaufmann, Lloyd.

Author: Randy Laist

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476678856

Category: Performing Arts

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For thirty years, the twin towers of the World Trade Center soared above the New York City skyline, eventually becoming one of the most conspicuous symbolic structures in the world. They appeared in hundreds of films, from Godspell and Death Wish to Trading Places, Ghostbusters and The Usual Suspects. The politicians, architects and engineers who developed the towers sought to imbue them with a powerful visual presence. The resulting buildings provided filmmakers with imposing set pieces capable of conveying a range of moods and associations, from the sublime and triumphal to the sinister and paranoid. While they stood, they captured the imagination of the world with their enigmatic symbolism. In their dramatic destruction, they became icons of a history that is still being written. Here viewed in the context of popular cinema, the twin towers are emblematic of how architecture, film and narrative interact to express cultural aspirations and anxieties.