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Gothic Britain

Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles

Golygydd(ion): William Hughes Ruth Heholt

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Dosbarthiad(au): Beirniadaeth Lenyddol

Cyfres: Gothic Literary Studies

Ebrill 2018272 tudalen

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‘Gothic has very often been considered as a way of reimagining history; what this admirable collection of essays focuses on is the constant reimagining of geography. Centre and periphery, metropolis and province: all of these are connected in an intricate tangle of fears and anxieties, constantly remediated by changes in travel, transport, accessibility. Here, then, are the component parts of Britain seen through the quasi-infinite variety of Gothic lenses.’
- Professor David Punter, University of Bristol

‘This new Gothic geography forms the first collection of essays on regional Gothic in the UK. By mapping the dark contours of Gothic Britain, Hughes and Heholt have traced a topography of the uncanny, which will transform the landscape of Gothic Studies – an indispensable home-grown Baedeker for dark tourists.’
- Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts, University of the West of England

‘Anyone seeking fresh insights into Gothic literature, film, and artefacts must read this volume, which explores the dark places of the British Isles. I was prepared for excellence, but this collection goes beyond “mere” excellence; Gothic Britain is a book to read and reread.’

- Professor Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

‘This eclectic, theoretically sophisticated collection of regionally arranged essays mines Britain’s uncanny physical and psycho-geographical peripheries. From the Isle of Man, Scotland, and the West Yorkshire moors, to Wales, Cornwall, Dover, and former British colonies, Gothic Britain carves out new scholarly territory in the domain of Gothic dark tourism, broadly defined.’

- Professor Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor


Notes on Contributors
Introduction: William Hughes, ‘The Uncanny Space of Regionality: Gothic Beyond the Metropolis’
Part One: Re-imagined Gothic Landscapes: Folklore, Nostalgia and History
Chapter One: Catherine Spooner, ‘“Dark, and cold, and rugged is the North”: Regionalism, Folklore and Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Northern” Gothic’
Chapter Two: Chloe Buckley, ‘Jeremy Dyson’s The Haunted Book (2012), the Gothic Child and the West Yorkshire Moors’
Chapter Three: Richard Storer, ‘“Spook Business”: Hall Caine and the Moment of Manx Gothic’
Chapter Four: Gioia Angelletti, ‘“All those ancient stories that had their dark souls located in woods”: Rural Gothic, Scottish Folklore and Postmodern Conundrums in James Robertson’s The Testament of Gideon Mack’
Part Two: Unnatural Gothic Spaces
Chapter Five: Timothy Jones, ‘Entering the Darkness: Robert Aickman and the Regions’
Chapter Six: Minna Vuohelainen, ‘University Gothic 1880-1910’
Chapter Seven: Holly-Gale Millette, ‘Vampiristic Museums and Library Gothic’
Part Three: Border Crossings and the Threat of Invasion
Chapter Eight: Jamil Mustafa, ‘Lifting the Veil: Allegory, Ambivalence and the (Scottish) Gothic in Walter Scott’s Union Fiction’
Chapter Nine: Ben Richardson, ‘Cosmopolis Fever: Regionalism and Immunity in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man (1826)’
Chaper Ten: Ruth Heholt, ‘The Hammer House of Cornish Horror: The Inversion of Imperial Gothic in The Plague of the Zombies and The Reptile’
Chapter Eleven: Sara Ilott, ‘Black Immigrant/White Cliffs: Dover Gothic and the Borders of Britishness’

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Ruth Heholt

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