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  1. Primary: set texts 6 items
    Fiction. You are expected to buy these texts. You may use any edition, and there are various editions and formats available via the library:
    1. The castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole 2010

      Book Essential

    2. The monk: a romance - M. G. Lewis 1913

      Book Essential

    3. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen 2008

      Book Essential

    4. Frankenstein: the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, J. Paul Hunter 1996

      Book Essential this is the 1818 text. The 1831 text was revised by Mary Shelley and is more often used as the basis for modern editions. The Norton edition incorporates useful contextual and critical material.

    5. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë, Patsy Stoneman 1995

      Book Essential

    6. The bloody chamber and other stories - Angela Carter 2006

      Book Essential

  2. Primary: set texts 6 items
    Poetry
    1. Lenore - Gottfried August Bürger 1796

      Document Essential

    2. Alonzo the Brave and Fair Imogine - Lewis, Matthew Gregory 1796

      Document Essential

    3. Christabel - Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

      Document Essential

    4. The mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Ward Radcliffe, Bonamy Dobrée, Frederick Garber 1980

      Book Essential Extracts will be recommended before the seminar.

    5. The Italian - Ann Radcliffe 1797

      Book Essential Extracts will be recommended before the seminar

    6. Gothic documents: a sourcebook, 1700-1820 - E. J. Clery, Robert Miles 2000

      Book Background Additional (optional) primary source materials can be found in this book.

  3. Selected bibliography of secondary reading 85 items
    This reading list is by no means comprehensive. All of these works have bibliographies suggesting further reading. Use this in conjunction with the library catalogue where you will find many more articles, essays and books on individual authors and specific themes within Gothic.
    1. 1. General works on Gothic (many with material on individual set texts) 58 items
      1. Gothic - Fred Botting 1996

        Book 

      2. Gothic bodies: the politics of pain in romantic fiction - Steven Bruhm c1994 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. The female thermometer: eighteenth-century culture and the invention of the uncanny - Terry Castle 1995 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Spectral readings: towards a Gothic geography - Glennis Byron, David Punter 1999

        Book 

      5. The Politics of the Gothic Heroine in the 1790s - E.J. Clery

        Chapter 

      6. The rise of supernatural fiction, 1762-1800 - E. J. Clery 1995

        Book 

      7. Women's gothic: from Clara Reeve to Mary Shelley - E. J. Clery, British Council 2004

        Book 

      8. Perils of the night: a feminist study of nineteenth-century Gothic - Eugenia C. DeLamotte 1990

        Book 

      9. The history of gothic fiction - Markman Ellis 2000

        Book 

      10. The female Gothic - Juliann E. Fleenor 1983

        Book 

      11. Romantic Gothic - Peter Garside

        Chapter 

      12. The Gothic Child - Margarita Georgieva 2013

        Book 

      13. Gothic fictions: prohibition/transgression - Kenneth W. Graham 1989

        Book 

      14. Reading Gothic fiction: a Bakhtinian approach - Jacqueline Howard 1994

        Book 

      15. Love, mystery, and misery: feeling in Gothic fiction - Coral Ann Howells 2013

        Book 

      16. Gothic literature 1825-1914 - Jarlath Killeen 2009

        Book 

      17. The Gothic Mirror - Claire Kahane

        Chapter 

      18. The rise of the Gothic novel - Maggie Kilgour 1995

        Book 

      19. Gothic writing, 1750-1820: a genealogy - Robert Miles 2002

        Book 

      20. Women's writing: The Elizabethan to Victorian period

        Journal  Volume 1 Issue 2, 1994, is a special issue on Female Gothic Writing. Available in print in the basement of the library at PER 800.

      21. Literary Women

        Chapter 

      22. Gothic readings: the first wave, 1764-1840 - Rictor Norton 2000

        Book 

      23. Representations of revolution, (1789-1820) - Ronald Paulson 1983

        Book 

      24. Nineteenth-Century Anti-Catholic Discourses: The Case of Charlotte Brontë - Diana Peschier 2005

        Book  May be useful for thinking about anti-Catholicism in Gothic fiction more generally.

      25. A new companion to the Gothic - David Punter 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Includes chapter 5 on the Gothic ballad.

      26. The handbook to Gothic literature - Marie Mulvey Roberts 1998

        Book 

      27. The coherence of Gothic conventions - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1986

        Book 

      28. Gothic literature - Andrew Smith c2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      29. The Routledge companion to Gothic - Catherine Spooner, Emma McEvoy 2007

        Book 

      30. The gothic tradition - David Stevens 2000

        Book 

      31. The Female Gothic - Diana Wallace, Andrew Smith 2009

        Book 

    2. 2. Individual Authors 26 items
      1. Jane Austen and the war of ideas - Marilyn Butler 1987

        Book  See the chapter on Northanger Abbey.

      2. Gothic fictions: prohibition/transgression - Kenneth W. Graham 1989

        Book 

      3. Emily Brontë - James H. Kavanagh 1985

        Book 

      4. Ann Radcliffe: the great enchantress - Robert Miles 1995

        Book 

      5. Horace Walpole: the great outsider - Tim Mowl 1996

        Book 

      6. The coherence of Gothic conventions - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1986

        Book 

    3. 3. Historical Context 1 item
      1. Citizens: a chronicle of the French Revolution - Simon Schama 1989

        Book  This is a readable history of the French Revolution. Explore the library by subject search (on advanced search) for numerous other historical surveys of the period.

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