The essays are well written and interesting, and many of them provide moments of real and pleasurable insight [It is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies A reference work that s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area. New York Journal of Books It includes over 200 commissioned essays from experts in gothic studies The entries are well written and vary in length from one to five thousand words. Recommended. Choice A substantial achievement ... An essential addition for humanities libraries, particularly those with researchers active in Gothic. Reference ReviewsReseña del editor:
Offering challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture, this wide-ranging and interdisciplinary work brings together a notable team of scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched. * Comprises over 200 newly-commissioned essays by an impressive international team of scholars, whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture * Based on the successful two-volume reference work, this comprehensive and wide-ranging research is now available in an accessible single-volume paperback edition * Explores relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform this subject * A-Z entries range from Angels and American Gothic, to Wilde and Witchcraft, creating the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre
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