The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic Volume Set The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched along with th

  • Title: The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set
  • Author: William Hughes David Punter Andrew Smith
  • ISBN: 9781405182904
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture.Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field ArraThe Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture.Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A Z format across two fully cross referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture

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    1. The general editors (William Hughes, David Punter and Andrew Smith) begin their Introduction to The Encyclopedia of the Gothic by employing the now well-known story of the Chinese encyclopedia, popularized by Jorge Luis Borges and by Michel Foucault in The Order of Things (1970). Although they choose to employ the definite article in their chosen title, their enlightened emphasis on ‘provisionality’ hints at the struggle with the ‘epistemologically firm structure of an encyclopedia’ (p. [...]

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