In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age.
The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on:
the history of Gothic
gothic throughout the English-speaking world ie London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent
key themes and concepts ranging from hauntings and the uncanny; Gothic femeninities and queer Gothic
gothic in the modern world, from youth to graphic novels and films.
Fully cross-referenced and with hints for further exploration, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture.