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Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner


Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects explores Gothic, monstrosity, spectrality and media forms and technologies (music, fiction's engagements with photography/ cinema, film, magic practice and new media) from the later nineteenth century to the present day. Placing Gothic forms and productions in an explicitly interdisciplinary context, it investigates how the engagement with technologies drives the dissemination of Gothic across diverse media through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, while conjuring all kinds of haunting and spectral presences that trouble cultural narratives of progress ... More

Keywords: Gothic, Monstrosity, Spectrality, Media, Technology, Haunting, Gothic film, Gothic music, Gothic literature, New media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089770
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Botting, editor
Kingston University

Catherine Spooner, editor
Lancaster University

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