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Reference sources and readers
Below are some examples of kinds of sources that might be helpful early in the research process.
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author name or topic keyword + antholog* OR reader OR companion OR encycloped* OR dictionar*
The Encyclopedia of the Gothic
The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field.
The Gothic (ebook)
This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies. Provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies. Explains the origins and development of the term Gothic. Explores the evolution of the Gothic in both literary and non-literary forms, including art, architecture and film. Features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole s The Castle of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho. Also available in print.
Speaking of Monsters: a Teratological Anthology
Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.
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