DescriptionThe 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
- Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes
- Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic
- Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre
- Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture.
- Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture
“A substantial achievement ... An essential addition for humanities libraries, particularly those with researchers active in Gothic.” (Reference Reviews, November 2013)
“As a reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic shares all the virtues and shortcomings of that field, including any quirks of selective focus. It’s quite valuable for what it is—and illuminating for what it is not.” (New York Journal of Books, February 2013)