What is buried in the crypts of the Gothic? Building on psychoanalytic research on haunting, cryptonymy and melancholy, as well as on French philosophies of language, this book explores how haunting is not just a Gothic narrative device but the symptom of an impossibility of representation and of an irreparable loss at the heart of language.
CHRISTINE BERTHIN is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre, France. She has taught Gothic, and Romantic fiction at UCSC and at the University of Orleans. She has also published extensively on P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats and the British Gothic tradition.