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EcoGothic

Smith, A and Hughes, W, eds. (2013) EcoGothic. International Gothic . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719086571

Abstract

This book will provide the first study of how the Gothic engages with ecocritical ideas. Ecocriticism has frequently explored images of environmental catastrophe, the wilderness, the idea of home, constructions of 'nature', and images of the post-apocalypse - images which are also central to a certain type of Gothic literature. By exploring the relationship between the ecocritical aspects of the Gothic and the Gothic elements of the ecocritical, this book provides a new way of looking at both the Gothic and ecocriticism. Writers discussed include Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Dan Simmons and Rana Dasgupta. The volume thus explores writing and film across various national contexts including Britain, America and Canada, as well as giving due consideration to how such issues might be discussed within a global context.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 10:29
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:28
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/710
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