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    Law and the gothic imagination

    Moran, Leslie (2001) Law and the gothic imagination. In: Botting, F. (ed.) The Gothic. Essays and Studies. Martlesham, Suffolk, UK: Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 9780859916196.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated. The popularity of Gothic fictions, themes and films suggests that the genre is the norm as much as the dark underside of contemporary cultural production. Having endured for over two hundred years and settled onto numerous respectable courses of study, the meaning and value of the Gothic seems due for reappraisal. The essays in this volume, written by critics whose work over the last twenty years has considerably advanced the understanding of the Gothic genre, reexamine its literary, historical and cultural significance: from Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed; common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated: Gothic finds itself integrally involved in the production of a modern sense of the nation; it continues to haunt legal discourses; it underpins social mythologies and ideologies; informs histories of sexuality and identity; offers curious substance to notions of community and culture, and raises questions of ethics and postmodernism.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 14:17
    Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 14:17
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27193

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