In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age. The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on: * the history of Gothic * gothic throughout the English-speaking world i.e. London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent * key themes and concepts ranging from hauntings and the uncanny; Gothic femininities and queer Gothic * gothic in the modern world, from youth to graphic vels and films. With ideas for further reading, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture.
Catherine Spooner is Senior lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Her publications include Fashioning Gothic Bodies (MUP, 2004) and Contemporary Gothic (Reaktion 2006). Emma McEvoy lectures at the University of Westminster, UK. She has published work on various Romantic and Gothic texts and contributed to the OUP edition of Matthew Lewis' The Monk (1995).