Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic) (Paperback)

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By Maisha Wester (Editor), Xavier Aldana Reyes (Editor)
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A transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial Gothic

Key Features

  • Covers key areas and themes of the post-millennial Gothic as well as developments in the field and revisions of the Gothic tradition
  • Consitutes the first thematic compendium to this area with a transmedia (literature, film and television) and transnational approach
  • Covers a plurality of texts, from novels such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005), Helen Oyeyemi's White Is for Witching (2009), Justin Cronin's The Passage (2010) and M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts (2014), to films such as Kairo (2001), Juan of the Dead (2012) and The Darkside (2013), to series such as Dante's Cove (2005-7), Hemlock Grove (2013-15), Penny Dreadful (2014-16) Black Mirror (2011-) and even the Slenderman mythos.

This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century. The 20 newly commissioned chapters cover emerging and expanding research areas, such as digital technologies, queer identity, the New Weird and postfeminism. They also discuss contemporary Gothic monsters - including zombies, vampires and werewolves - and highlight Ethnogothic forms such as Asian and Black Diasporic Gothic.

About the Author

Maisha Wester is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University. She is the author of African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places (Palgrave, 2012) and is currently writing a monograph on Voodoo Queens and Zombie Lords: Haiti in American Horror Culture (forthcoming, University of Virginia Press). Xavier Aldana Reyes is Reader in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of Spanish Gothic: National Identity, Collaboration and Cultural Adaptation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), Horror Film and Affect: Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership (Routledge, 2016) and Body Gothic: Corporeal Transgression in Contemporary Literature and Horror Film (University of Wales Press, 2014). He is also the editor of Horror: A Literary History (British Library Publications, 2016) and Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon, co-edited with Dr Linnie Blake (I.B. Tauris, 2015).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474440936
ISBN-10: 1474440932
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic