Edited by Glennis Byron



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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0690-2
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £16.99
  • Published Date: September 2016
  • BIC Category: Literary theory, LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization, Literature & literary studies / Literary theory, Society & social sciences / Globalization, Literature, Romanticism, Gothic, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Series: International Gothic Series


'The dead travel fast and, in our contemporary globalised world, so too does the gothic.' Examining how gothic has been globalised and globalisation made gothic, this collection of essays explores an emerging globalgothic that is simultaneously a continuation of the western tradition and a wholesale transformation of that tradition which expands the horizons of the gothic in diverse new and exciting ways.

Globalgothic contains essays from some of the leading scholars in gothic studies as well as offering insights from new scholars in the field. The contributors consider a wide range of different media, including literary texts, film, dance, music, cyberculture, computer games, and graphic novels.

This book will be essential reading for all students and academics interested in the gothic, in international literature, cinema, and cyberspace.


Introduction - Glennis Byron
1. Theorising globalgothic - Fred Botting and Justin D. Edwards
2. Butoh: The dance of global darkness - Steven Bruhm
3. Maori tales of the unexpected: The New Zealand television series Mataku as Indigenous gothic - Ian Conrich
4. 'She saw a soucouyant': Locating the globalgothic - Justin D. Edwards
5. Globalgothic at the top of the world: Michel Faber's 'The Fahrenheit Twins' - Sue Zlosnik
6. Online vampire communities: Towards a globalised notion of vampire identity - Aspasia Stephanou
7. Globalgoth? Unlocatedness in the musical home - Isabella van Elferen
8. Uncanny games: Michael Haneke's Funny Games and globalisation's new uncanny - Barry Murnane
9. Pan-Asian gothic - Colette Balmain
10. Cannibal culture: serving the people in Fruit Chan's Dumplings - Glennis Byron
11. Ghost skins: Globalising the supernatural in contemporary Thai horror film. - Katarzyna Ancuta
12. From Sleepy Hollow to Silent Hill: American gothic to globalgothic - James Campbell
13. The Dark Knight: Fear, the law and liquid modernity - Avril Horner
14. Globalzombie: From White Zombie to World War Z - Fred Botting
15. Globalgothic: Unburying Japanese figurality - Charles Shiro Inouye


Glennis Byron is Professor of English at the University of Stirling

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