Gothic Britain: dark places in the provinces and margins of the British Isles

Hughes, W and Heholt, R, eds. (2018) Gothic Britain: dark places in the provinces and margins of the British Isles. University of Wales Press, Cardiff. ISBN 9781786832337

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Abstract

Gothic Britain is the first collection of essays to consider how the Gothic responds to, and is informed by, the British regional experience. Acknowledging how the so-called United Kingdom has historically been divided on nationalistic lines, the twelve original essays in this volume interrogate the interplay of ideas and generic innovations generated in the spaces between the nominal kingdom and its component nations and, innovatively, within those national spaces. Concentrating upon fictions depicting England, Scotland and Wales specifically, Gothic Britain comprehends the generic possibilities of the urban and the rural, of the historical and the contemporary, of the metropolis and the rural settlement – as well as exploring uniquely the fluid space that is the act of travel itself. Reading the textuality of some two hundred years of national and regional identity, Gothic Britain interrogates how the genre has depicted and questioned the natural and built environments of the island of Britain.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 18:50
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