by Lawrence Phillips Anne Veronica Witchard
by Author Name Lawrence Phillips, Anne Veronica Witchard
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- List Price: €80.00
- Format: Hardback, 234 x 156 x 12mm, 204pp
- Publication date: 23 Sep 2010
- Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
- ISBN-13: 9781441106827
London has taken a central role in urban Gothic, from key canonic texts like Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula through modern Gothic texts to the 'tourist gothic' of rebranded gastropubs and ghost tours. As a specific category, London Gothic is becoming as important for understanding ourselves today as it has been for thinking about the cultural productions of the late-nineteenth century. This is the first book to focus on Gothic representations of London, offering a range of essays from established and new scholars reading London Gothic as it is manifested in a variety of media and through varied critical approaches.
Useful for scholars of the Gothic as a whole or studies of the city of London, London Gothic provides a fascinating look into the complicated narrative of the city's multifaceted past and present.--Sanford Lakoff
List of Figures; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements Introduction, Lawrence Phillips and Anne Witchard; PART I: VICTORIANS TO MODERNS AND NEO-VICTORIAN; 1. Towards a Phenomenology of Urban Gothic: Consciousnous, Identity, and Subjective Experience of Place in Dickens' Journalism, Julian Wolfreys; 2. 'A fatal freshness': Victorian suburbophobia, Anne Witchard (Westminster, UK); 3 . 'The City of Resurrections': Arthur Machen's Gothic London, Amanda Mordavsky Caleb (Tennessee-Knoxville, USA); 4. A Bloomsbury Noir: A Question of Method, Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, UK); 5. MetaVictorian Transformations, Martyn Colebrook (Hull, UK) and Mark Williams (UEA, UK); PART II: CONTEMPORARY PROSE NARRATIVES; 6. 'Where the evil is': Derek Raymond's Gothic London, Nick Freeman (Loughborough, UK); 7. 'This Light was Pale and Ghostly': Stewart Home, Gentrification and the Gothic Destruction of 'London', Alex Murray (Exeter, UK); 8. '[T]hat eventless realm': Hilary Mantel's Beyond Black and the ghosts of the M25, Catherine Spooner (Lancaster, UK); 9. Rats, Floods and Flowers: London's Gothicized Nature, Jenny Bavidge (Greenwich, UK); PART III: PERFORMANCE AND FILM; 10. Tourist Gothic: Performing Gothic London, Emma McEvoy (Westminster, UK); 11. Haunted Particulars: Making Gothic Site-Specific Theatre in London from The St Pancras Project to The Masque of the Red Death, Karoline Gritzner (Aberystwyth, UK); 12. Zombie London, Fred Botting (Lancaster, UK); 13. What lies beneath: London Underground and contemporary Gothic fantasy and horror, Lawrence Phillips (Northampton, UK); Index.
- Illustrations: 1, black & white illustrations