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Maisha Wester and Xavier Aldana Reyes

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474440929

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.001.0001

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Introduction: The Gothic in the Twenty-First Century

Introduction: The Gothic in the Twenty-First Century

(p.1) Introduction: The Gothic in the Twenty-First Century
(p.iii) Twenty-First-Century Gothic

Maisha Wester

Xavier Aldana Reyes

Edinburgh University Press

The establishment of the Gothic as one of the prevalent artistic modes of the post-millennial period is not something that could have been easily foreseen in the mid-twentieth century. For a long time relegated to specialist university units on Romanticism and Enlightenment literature, still heavily associated with medieval and revival architecture and certainly not in wide circulation as a term through which to describe contemporary cultural products, the Gothic underwent a seismic change during the 1980s and 1990s. The astounding effect of scholarly work, especially the pioneering books by ...

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