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The Gothic and the Everyday


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Contents Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: Living Gothic; Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Maria Beville PART I: UNCANNY HISTORIES 1. Trauma, Gothic, Revolution; David Punter 2. Uncanny Communities: Empire and Its Others; Kristy Butler 3. Gothic Memory and the Contested Past: Framing Terror; Maria Beville 4. The Abhuman City: Peter Ackroyd's Gothic Historiography of London; Ashleigh Prosser PART II: LEGENDS, FOLKLORE, AND TRADITION 5. Spectral Pumpkins: Cultural Icons and the Gothic Everyday; Lorna Piatti-Farnell 6. The Doll's Uncanny Soul; Susan Yi Sencidiver 7. Ghosting the Nation: La Llorona, Popular Culture, and the Spectral Anxiety of Mexican Identity; Enrique Ajuria Ibarra 8. A Dark Domesticity: Echoes of Folklore in Irish Contemporary Gothic; Tracy Fahey PART III: GOTHIC 'REMAINS' 9. Architecture and the Romance of Gothic Remains: John Carter and the Gentleman's Magazine, 1797-1817; Dale Townshend 10. Morbid Dining: Writing the Haunted History of Last Meals; Donna Lee Brien 11 . Gothic Remains in South Asian English Fiction; Tabish Khair 12 . Haunting and the (Im)possibility of Maori Gothic; Misha Kavka Works Cited Index

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Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico Maria Beville, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland Donna Lee Brien, Central Queensland University, Australia Kristy Butler, Gothic scholar, Ireland Tracy Fahey, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland Misha Kavka, University of Auckland, New Zealand Tabish Khair, Aarhus University, Denmark Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Ashleigh Prosser, University of Western Australia David Punter, University of Bristol, UK Susan Yi Sencindiver, Aarhus University, Denmark Dale Townshend, University of Stirling, UK


"The Gothic and the Everyday: Living Gothic is one of many fascinating books in the Palgrave Gothic series, which aims to show the many interrelated cultural aspects of the genre. ... The Gothic and the Everyday: Living Gothic is a useful text for anyone interested in the Gothic, whether as an academic subject or an influential force. ... it will appeal to anyone who is interested in the intersection between folklore and the Gothic." (Nadia van der Westhuizen, Folklore, Vol. 127 (3), 2016)

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