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Prepared by Christine A. Corcos

Bibliographies and Research Aids

Gothic Horror: A Reader’s Guide From Poe to King and Beyond (Clive Bloom ed.; 1998).

The Handbook to Gothic Literature (Marie Mulvey-Roberts ed.; 1998).

Slayage. A website devoted to the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers (David Pringle ed.; 1998)(St. James Guide to Writers).

Watt, William Whyte, Shilling Shockers of the Gothic School: A Study of Chapbook Gothic Romances (1932).

General Works

American Supernatural Fiction: From Edith Wharton to the Weird Tales Writers (Douglas Robillard ed.; 1996)(Garland studies in nineteenth-century American literature ; 6)(Garland reference library of the humanities; 1855).

American Gothic: New Interventions in a National Narrative (Robert K. Martin and Eric Savoy, eds.; 1998).

Badley, Linda, Writing Horror and the Body: The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice (1996)(Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture; 51).

Becker, Suzanne, Gothic Forms of Feminine Fictions (1999).

Blood read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture (Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger eds.; 1997).

Carroll, Noel E., The Philosophy of Horror, or, Paradoxes of the Heart (1990).

A Dark Night’s Dreaming: Contemporary American Horror Fiction (Tony Magistrale and Michael A. Morrison eds.;l 1996)(Understanding contemporary American literature).

Edmundson, Mark, Nightmare on Main Street: Angels, Sadomasochims, and the Culture of Gothic (1997).

Glover, David, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction (1996).

Goddu, Teresa A., Gothic America: Narrative, History, and Nation (1997).

Hendershot, Cyndy, The Animal Within: Masculinity and the Gothic (1998).

Hoeveler, Diane Long, Gothic Feminism: The Professionalization of Gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontes (1998).

Hurley, Kelly, The Gothic Body: Sexuality, Materialism, and Degeneration at the Fin de Siecle (1996)(Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture).

Ingebretsen, Ed, Maps of Heaven, Maps of Hell: Religious Terror as Memory From the Puritans to Stephen King (1996).

Kendrick, Walter M., The Thrill of Fear: 250 Years of Scary Entertainment (1991).

Kristeva, Julia, Powers of horror : an essay on abjection (1982)(European perspectives). Translation of Pouvoirs de l’horreur.

Malchow, Howard L., Gothic Images of Race in Nineteenth-Century Brtain (991996).

Malin, Irving, New American Gothic (1962)(Crosscurrents, Modern Critiques).

Navarette, Susan J., The Shape of Fear: Horror and the Fin de Siecle Culture of Decadence (1998).

Punter, David, The literature of terror : a history of gothic fictions from 1765 to the present day (2d ed.; 1996).

Punter, David, Gothic Pathologies: The Text, the Body, and the law (1998).

Richter, David H., The Progress of Romance: Literary Historiography and the Gothic Novel (1996).

Schmitt, Cannon, Alien Nation: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Fictions and English Nationality (1997)(New Cultural Studies).

Sousa, Maria Leonor Machado de, O "horror" na literatura portuguesa (1979)(Biblioteca breve (Instituto de Cultura Portuguesa); 32).

Spacks, Patricia Ann Meyer, The Insistence of Horror (1962).

Du  Maurier, Daphne

Horner, Avril, Daphne du Maurier: Writing, Identity, and the Gothic Imagination (1998).

Rice, Anne

The Anne Rice Reader (Katherine Ramsland ed.; 1997).

The Gothic World of Anne Rice (Gary Hoppenstand and Ray Broadus Browne eds.; 1996).

Marcus, Jana, In the Shadow of the Vampire: Reflections from the World of Anne Rice (1997).

Rice, Anne, and Michael Riley, Conversations With Anne Rice (1996).

Smith, Jennifer, Anne Rice: A Critical Companion (1996)(Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers).

The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion (George Beahm ed.; 1996).

Shelley, Mary

Marshall, Tim, Murdering to Dissect: Grave-Robbing, Frankenstein and the Anatomy Literature (1995). See also Burke and Hare.

Stoker, Bram

Belford, Barbara, Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula (1996).

Bram Stoker: History, Psychoanalysis, and the Gothic (William Hughes and Andrew Smith, eds.; 1998).

Glover, David, Vampires, Mummies and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction (1996).


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