Secondary Sources, Criticism, and Theoretical Texts -- EN 202



A. Theory and Criticism


1. Criticism of Gothic Literature


Baldick, Chris. In Frankenstein's Shadow : Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing. Oxford University Press, 1990

Howard, Jacqueline. Reading Gothic fiction: a Bakhtinian approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Miles, Robert. "The Gothic Aesthetic: The Gothic as Discourse." The Eighteenth Century 32:1 (Spring 1991): 39-57.

Punter, David. Gothic pathologies: the text, the body, and the law. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Williams, Anne. Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Wolstenholme, Susan. Gothic (re)visions: Writing women as readers. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.



2. Theories of excess, transgression, and the grotesque


Bakhtin, Mikhail. Rabelais and his world. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.

Bataille, Georges. Visions of Excess. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985.

Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. Anti-Oedipus: capitalism and schizophrenia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983.

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish.

--------------. Madness and Civilization

Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan, or The matter, forme, & power of a commonwealth, ecclesiaticall and civil. London, Printed for A. Crooke, 1651.

Stallybrass, Peter. The politics and poetics of transgression. London: Methuen, 1986.



3. Psychoanalytic Criticism


Freud, Sigmund. "The Uncanny." The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. Ed. & trs. James Strachey. Vol. XVII. London: Hogarth, 1953, pp. 219-252.

Hartman, Geoffrey. Psychoanalysis and the Question of the Text.. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1978.





4. Feminist Criticism


Moers, Elaine. Literary Women. London, 1980.

Thornburg, Mary K. Patterson. The Monster in the Mirror: Gender and the Sentimental/Gothic Myth in Frankenstein. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1987



5. Marxist/Materialist Criticism

Eagleton, Terry. Marxism and Literary Criticism. London, 1976.

----------------. Ideology: An introduction. London: Verso, 1991.

Williams, Raymond. Marxism and Literature. Oxford, 1977.



6. Structuralism and Post-Structuralism


Barthes, Roland, S/Z.

--------------. Mythologies.

--------------. The Pleasure of the Text.

--------------. Camera Lucida

--------------. Writing Degree Zero.

Belsey, Catherine. Critical Practice. London: Methuen, 1980.

Derrida, Jacques, Of Grammatology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1976.

Eco, Umberto. A Theory of Semiotics. London, 1977.

Hawkes, Terence. Structuralism and Semiotics. London, 1977.

Silverman, Kaja. The Subject of Semiotics.



8. Film criticism, theory, and history


Burton, Tim. Burton on Burton. London: Faber and Faber, 1995

French, Sean. The terminator. London: British Film Institute, 1996.

Silver, Alain. The vampire film: from Nosferatu to Interview with the vampire. New York: Limelight Editions, 1997.

Cox, Stephen. The Addams chronicles: an altogether ooky look at the Addams family. Nashville, Tn. : Cumberland House, 1998




General Reference


Bloom, Clive. Gothic horror: a reader's guide from Poe to King and beyond. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998

Clery, E.J. "The Supernatural Explained." The Rise of Supernatural Fiction, 1762-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.

Moers, Ellen. Literary Women,. New York: Anchor Press, 1977.

Tracy, Ann B. The Gothic Novel 1790-1830: Plot Summaries and Index to Motifs. Lexington, KY: Kentucky UP, 1981