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Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Maisha Wester and Xavier Aldana Reyes


The first transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial Gothic. This book explores the post-millennial Gothic. It emphasises ‘new’ themes and emergent subgenres as well as revisions of the traditional Gothic, thus pressing readers to interrogate the multi-layered, multi-vocal conversations that occur within the Gothic in the new century. The areas of coverage engaged in this collection are parts of emerging interdisciplinary fields, and the book will thus be at the forefront of discussions about subgenres, such as Afro-futurism, Gothic comedy and Steampunk, as well as transnati ... More

Keywords: Gothic, Queer, Postfeminist, monsters, transnational, transmedia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474440929
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maisha Wester, editor

Xavier Aldana Reyes, editor

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Introduction: The Gothic in the Twenty-First Century

Maisha Wester and Xavier Aldana Reyes

Part I Updating the Tradition

Chapter 2 Queer Gothic

Andrew J. Owens

Part II Contemporary Monsters

Chapter 6 Contemporary Zombies

Xavier Aldana Reyes

Chapter 7 Contemporary Vampires

Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

Chapter 10 Contemporary Werewolves

Kaja Franck and Sam George

Part III Contemporary Subgenres

Chapter 11 The New Weird

Carl H. Sederholm

Chapter 12 Ecogothic

Sharae Deckard

Chapter 13 Gothic Comedy

Catherine Spooner

Chapter 14 Steampunk

Claire Nally

Chapter 15 Posthuman Gothic

Anya Heise-von der Lippe

Part IV Ethnogothic

Chapter 17 Asian Gothic

Katarzyna Ancuta

Chapter 18 Latin American Gothic

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra