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    Brexit horror

    Luckhurst, Roger (2023) Brexit horror. In: Duncan, R. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Globalgothic. Edinburgh Companions to Literature and the Humanities. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 322-336. ISBN 9781399510585. (In Press)

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    Book synopsis: Substantially reworks accounts of gothic and globalisation, to examine located gothic engagements with global histories and phenomena Provides a comprehensive theorisation of globalgothic in the age of planetary crisis Includes analyses of gothic fiction from six continents Offers a range of new globalgothic approaches, modalities and regional permutations The Edinburgh Companion to Globalgothic is the most substantial exploration to date of gothic fiction in the international context. Examining texts from across six continents, the volume considers how gothic imagines, colludes with or interrogates relationships and phenomena that are planetary in scale. Accordingly, chapters address gothic engagements with – among others – resource imperialism, (ongoing) colonial history, diasporic identity, buckling economic unions, the rise of the internet, enthnonationalism, and entangled systems of gendered, racialised and ecocidal power. In this way, the collection moves decisively beyond the framework of globalisation to identify a range of new globalgothic approaches and modes, overall demonstrating that gothic is a key – though sometimes complicit – register for negotiating the challenges and histories of our uneven global present.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 15:34
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:54


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