Empire and the Gothic: The Politics of Genre

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Andrew Smith, William Hughes
Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 22, 2003 - History - 248 pages
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This innovative volume considers the relationship between the Gothic and theories of Post-Colonialism. Contributors explore how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arunhati Roy, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala use the Gothic for postcolonial ends. Post-Colonial theory is applied to earlier Gothic narratives in order to re-examine the ostensibly colonialist writings of William Beckford, Charlotte Dacre, H. Rider Haggard, and Bram Stoker.

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Gothic Literature
Andrew Smith
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About the author (2003)

Andrew Smith Lecturer in English, University of Glamorgan.

William Hughes Lecturer in English, Bath Spa University.

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