Transnational Gothic

Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century, a great new collection of essays edited by Monika Elbert and Bridget M. Marshall, is now in print. The book includes my essay on Poe, Coleridge, and “Monk” Lewis. I am in impressive company!

Part 1 Old World Gothic and the New World Frontier

1 A Transnational Perspective on American Gothic Criticism by Siân Silyn Roberts

2 Transcultural Gothic: Isaac Mitchell’s Alonzo and Melissa as an Early Example of Popular Culture by Christian Knirsch

3 The Old Gothic and the New: The Trollopes’ Wild West by Tamara Wagner

4 Frontier Bloodlust in England: American Captivity Narratives and Stoker’s Dracula by Roland Finger

Part 2 Gothic Catholicism

5 Demonizing the Catholic Other: Religion and the Secularization Process in Gothic Literature by Diane Long Hoeveler

6 A Woman with a Cross: The Transgressive, Transnational Nun in Anti-Catholic Fiction by Nancy F. Sweet

7 The Paradox of Catholicism in New England Women’s Gothic by Monika Elbert

Part 3 Anglo-American Genre Exchanges: Beyond the Novel

Image 8 The Haunted Transatlantic Libertine: Edmund Kean’s American Tour by Melissa Wehler

9 Gothic Prosody: Monkish Perversity and the Poetics of Weird Form by Daniel Robinson

10 Transnational War Gothic from the American Civil War to World War I by Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

Part 4 Social Anxieties and Hauntings

11 “At rest now”: Child Ghosts and Social Justice in N ineteenth-Century Women’s Writing by Roxanne Harde

12 All This Difficult Darkness: Lynching and the Exorcism of the Black Other in Theodore Dreiser’s “Nigger Jeff” by Keith B. Mitchell

13 “Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten”: Laying Ghosts in Jamaican Fiction by Candace Ward

14 Stranger Fiction: The Asian Ghost Tales of Rudyard Kipling and Lafcadio Hearn by Mary Goodwin

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