The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

General Editors: William Hughes, David Punter, & Andrew Smith

Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture.
From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre.

Key Features:

  • Contains over 200 newly-commissioned entries
  • Written by an international cast of leading scholars
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre
  • Available online in Part Three of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature collection
  • Fully indexed, cross-referenced, and classified to make the entries easier to search and explore
  • Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture
  • Also available in print in 2 volumes

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