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Gothic Peregrinations

The Unexplored and Re-explored Territories

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Gothic Peregrinations by Agnieszka Lowczanin
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This volume examines Gothic peregrinations not only from a geographical perspective but also to investigate how the genre has been at odds with strict demarcation of generic boundaries. Analyzing texts which come from outside the Gothic canon, yet prove to be deeply indebted to it, like bereavement memoirs, stories produced by and about factory girls of Massachusetts, which parallel those produced in England at the same time, and the Mattel Monster High franchise, this volume illuminate the previously unexplored fields in Gothic studies. The essays in this volume reveal the truly transnational expansion of the Gothic and the importance of exchange - exchange now seen not only as crucial to the genre's gestation, or vital to the processes of globalization, but also to legitimizing Gothic studies in the global world.

Author Biography

Agnieszka Lowczanin is Assistant Professor in the Department of British Literature and Culture at the University of Lodz. Her main areas of academic interest are the diversities and paradoxes of the eighteenth century, and the potentialities of Gothic aesthetics in literature and film. She coedited a volume of critical essays All that Gothic (2014), and published numerous articles on various aspects of the Gothic. Since 2009 she has been one of the editors of a literary journal DeKadentzya. She is now working on a book which traces the expansion of the Gothic to the territory of Poland in the politically turbulent last decades of the 18th century. Katarzyna Malecka is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Social Sciences in Lodz, Poland, where she teaches courses on American literature and culture. She is the author of Death in the Works of Galway Kinnell (Cambria Press, 2008), one of few studies analyzing the artistic output of the American poet Galway Kinnell. Her main domains of interest are laziness in film and literature and different aspects of death, dying, and grieving in art, film, and literature. Currently, she is working on a book about bereavement memoirs
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July 26th, 2018
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