The contributors to this volume consider:
Shakespeare's relationship with popular Gothic fiction of the eighteenth century
how, without Shakespeare as a point of reference, the Gothic mode in fiction and drama may not have developed and evolved in quite the way it did
the ways in which the Gothic engages in a complex dialogue with Shakespeare, often through the use of quotation, citation and analogy
the extent to which the relationship between Shakespeare and the Gothic requires a radical reappraisal in the light of contemporary literary theory, as well as the popular extensions of the Gothic into many modern modes of representation.
In Gothic Shakespeares, Shakespeare is considered alongside major Gothic texts and writers - from Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis and Mary Shelley, up to and including contemporary Gothic fiction and horror film. This volume offers a highly original and truly provocative account of Gothic reformulations of Shakespeare, and Shakespeare's significance to the Gothic.
Contributors include: Fred Botting, Elizabeth Bronfen, Glennis Byron, Sue Chaplin, Steven Craig, John Drakakis, Michael Gamer, Jerrold Hogle, Peter Hutchings, Robert Miles, Dale Townshend, Scott Wilson and Angela Wright.
- Paperback | 261 pages
- 140 x 216 x 19.05mm | 249g
- 17 Feb 2009
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
01 Oct 2002
01 Dec 1999
01 Jul 2001
01 Oct 2002
01 Sep 2001
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About John Drakakis
Dale Townshend is Lecturer in Gothic and Romantic Literature in the Department of English, University of Stirling. He has published many articles and co-edited several books on the Gothic.