New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic

New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic

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This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary diversification of Gothic scholarship and maps its changing and mutating incarnations. Drawing strength from their fascinating diversity, and points of correlation, the varied perspectives and subject areas cohere around a number of core themes a€” of re-evaluation, discovery, and convergence a€” to reveal emerging trends and new directions in Gothic scholarship. Visiting fascinating areas including the Gothic and digital realities, uncanny food experiences, representations of death and the public media, Gothic creatures and their popular legacies, new approaches to contemporary Gothic literature, and re-evaluations of the Gothic mode through regional narratives, essays reveal many patterns and intersecting approaches, forcefully testifying to the multifaceted, although lucidly coherent, nature of Gothic studies in the 21st Century. The multiple disciplines represented a€” from digital inquiry to food studies, from fine art to dramaturgy a€” engage with the Gothic in order to offer new definitions and methodological approaches to Gothic scholarship. The interdisciplinary, transnational focus of this volume provides exciting new insights into, and expanded and revitalised definitions of, the Gothic and its related fields.That is to say, an online community is for certain steeped in the shared interests and knowledge of the usersa€”a game, a book, ... way to understanding them as anthropological entities: they are part of the way we read and operate, and reflect the ways in which we think, feel, and even a€œremembera€. ... The Black Dagger Brotherhood forum pages are based, among other things, on the principle of role- play.

Title:New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic
Author:Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-04-24


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