The Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic) (Paperback)
The first multi-disciplinary scholarly consideration of the Victorian Gothic These 14 chapters, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide an invaluable insight into the complex and various Gothic forms of the nineteenth century. Covering a range of diverse contexts, the chapters focus on science, medicine, Queer theory, imperialism, nationalism, and gender. Together with further chapters on the ghost story, realism, the fin de si cle, pulp fictions, sensation fiction, and the Victorian way of death, the Companion provides the most complete overview of the Victorian Gothic to date.The book is an essential resource for students and scholars working on the Gothic, Victorian literature and culture, and critical theory.Key Features*First multi-authored thorough exploration of the Victorian Gothic*Original research in all chapters*Sets the agenda for future scholarship in the field*Pedagogically awareKey WordsVictorian, Gothic, Science, Gender, Nationalism, Death, Supernatural, Ghost, Death.
Andrew Smith is Professor of Nineteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Sheffield where he co-directs the Centre for the History of the Gothic. He is the author or editor of over 20 published books including Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History (Manchester University Press, 2016), The Ghost Story 1840-1920: A Cultural History (Manchester University Press, 2010), Gothic Literature (Edinburgh University Press, 2007, revised 2013), Victorian Demons(Manchester University Press, 2004) and Gothic Radicalism (Macmillan, 2000). He is a past president of the International Gothic Association. William Hughes is Professor of Medical Humanities and Gothic Literature at University of Macau. He is the author, editor or co-editor of eighteen books, including That Devil's Trick: Hypnotism and the Victorian Popular Imagination (2016), Dracula: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism (2008), and Beyond Dracula: Bram Stoker's Fiction and its Cultural Context (2000) as well as the collections Ecogothic (2013), The Victorian Gothic (2012), and Queering the Gothic (2009), co-edited with Andrew Smith.