Graveyard Gothic

Edited by Eric Parisot, David McAllister and Xavier Aldana Reyes

Graveyard Gothic
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6631-9
    • Pages: 304
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    • Published Date: April 2024


    Graveyard Gothic is the first sustained consideration of the graveyard as a key Gothic locale. This volume examines various iterations of the Gothic graveyard (and other burial sites) from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, as expressed in numerous forms of culture and media including poetry, fiction, TV, film and video games. The volume also extends its geographic scope beyond British traditions to accommodate multiple cultural perspectives, including those from the US, Mexico, Japan, Australia, India and Eastern Europe. The seventeen chapters from key international Gothic scholars engage a range of theoretical frameworks, including the historical, material, colonial, political and religious. With a critical introduction offering a platform for further scholarship and a coda mapping potential future critical and cultural developments, Graveyard Gothic is a landmark volume defining a new area of Gothic studies.


    'Historically and culturally wide-ranging, Graveyard Gothic offers a scintillating scholarly unearthing of the multivalent site of the graveyard - a place of sentimental and morbid contemplation, commemoration, community celebration, portal between life and death, source of supernatural frisson, heterotopia, and necropolis. Exploring the multifarious intersections of the Gothic/horror plot and the graveyard plot, the essays in this groundbreaking collection are sure to lay the foundations for much future scholarship.'
    Professor Carol Margaret Davison, editor of The Gothic and Death (2017)

    'Graveyard Gothic provides a definitive account of the role of the graveyard in the Gothic imagination. The graveyard's place in poetry, fiction, TV, films, and video games is explored in detailed and persuasive depth. Insightful and scholarly, this volume makes a major contribution to the understanding of cultural history.'
    Professor Andrew Smith, author of Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History (2016)


    Introduction: Graveyard Gothic - Eric Parisot, David McAllister and Xavier Aldana Reyes
    1 The Gothic churchyard in graveyard poetry: cultural remains and literary beginnings ­- Eric Parisot
    2 Graveyard pleasures: visiting (and revisiting) the burial site in late eighteenth-century Gothic ­- Yael Shapira
    3 The last days of the urban burial ground: horror, reform and Gothic fiction - Roger Luckhurst
    4 De-Gothicising the Victorian Gothic graveyard - David McAllister
    5 Relics and ruins, photographs and fellowship' - Corinna Wagner
    6 The colonial Australian Gothic and the grave - Ken Gelder
    7 Weirding the Gothic graveyard - James Machin
    8 Graveyards in Western Gothic cinema - Xavier Aldana Reyes
    9 The ventriloquised corpse and the silent dead: Gothic of the British First and Second World War - Sara Wasson
    10 Home among the headstones: graveyards in western Gothic television - Stacey Abbott
    11 The graveyard in neo-Edwardian fiction: refashioning the Victorian death space - Emma Liggins
    12 Unstable coordinates: textures, tehkhana and the Gothic in the horror films of the Ramsay brothers - Vibhushan Subba
    13 Conversations with spectres: Mexican graveyards and Gothic returns - Enrique Ajuria Ibarra
    14 Monsters of history: a tour of the cinematic Slavic cemetery - Agnieszka Jezyk and Lev Nikulin
    15 Indian burial grounds in American fiction and film - Kevin Corstorphine
    16 Adolescent existence and resistance: graveyards as a Gothic chronotope in twenty-first century fiction for young people - Debra Dudek
    17 The graveyard level: anachronism, Anglo-Japanese semiotics and the cruel nightmare of resurrection in early horror video games - James T. McCrea
    Coda.: the futures of the graveyard Gothic - Eric Parisot, David McAllister and Xavier Aldana Reyes


    Eric Parisot is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Flinders University

    David McAllister is Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at Birkbeck, University of London

    Xavier Aldana Reyes is Reader in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University

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    Edited by Eric Parisot, David McAllister, Xavier Aldana Reyes

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