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Book review: Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Maria Beville, eds. The Gothic and the Everyday: Living Gothic

Journal Article


Abstract


  • For many, the notion of “the Gothic” evokes images of Victorian figures that live in the

    shadows: monstrous beings such as Dracula, Mr Hyde, and Dorian Gray who represent

    the darker side of humanity. Contemporary Gothic, however, as the editors note, has, in

    recent years, “travelled across cultural and media landscapes” in a contagion-like

    manner. Given this regeneration of interest in the Gothic, it seeks to examine the

    underexplored dimensions of the Gothic in relation to lived experience. As noted in the

    introduction, the Gothic has been, since its infancy, both a subject and an agent of

    influence. The contributors explore the role of the Gothic in areas as varied as trauma,

    postcolonial studies, Indigeneity, film, children’s toys, literature, food, housing and the

    Hallowe’en jack-o’-lantern.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • McMahon-Coleman, K. (2015). Book review: Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Maria Beville, eds. The Gothic and the Everyday: Living Gothic. Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies, 2 (1), 91-92.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 91

End Page


  • 92

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.aeternumjournal.com/

Abstract


  • For many, the notion of “the Gothic” evokes images of Victorian figures that live in the

    shadows: monstrous beings such as Dracula, Mr Hyde, and Dorian Gray who represent

    the darker side of humanity. Contemporary Gothic, however, as the editors note, has, in

    recent years, “travelled across cultural and media landscapes” in a contagion-like

    manner. Given this regeneration of interest in the Gothic, it seeks to examine the

    underexplored dimensions of the Gothic in relation to lived experience. As noted in the

    introduction, the Gothic has been, since its infancy, both a subject and an agent of

    influence. The contributors explore the role of the Gothic in areas as varied as trauma,

    postcolonial studies, Indigeneity, film, children’s toys, literature, food, housing and the

    Hallowe’en jack-o’-lantern.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • McMahon-Coleman, K. (2015). Book review: Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Maria Beville, eds. The Gothic and the Everyday: Living Gothic. Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies, 2 (1), 91-92.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 91

End Page


  • 92

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.aeternumjournal.com/