Review: Theology, Horror and Fiction

By Jonathan Greenaway Theology, Horror, and Fiction: A Reading of the Gothic Nineteenth Century (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. 202 pages). ISBN 9781501351785 Religious symbols and persons, whether powerful or in a state of decay, are frequent tropes in the Gothic; but Dr Jonathan Greenaway's new book on Theology, Horror, and Fiction seeks to bring the underlying theology in such … Continue reading Review: Theology, Horror and Fiction

Review: Gothic Chapbooks

By Franz J. Potter. Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers, 1797-1830 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2021. 240 pages) ISBN: 978-1-78683-670-0. Franz J. Potter’s Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers, 1797-1830 offers a much-needed, and much-desired, examination of late eighteenth- to early nineteenth-century chapbooks. Focusing on the origins of these publications, Potter explores their gothic … Continue reading Review: Gothic Chapbooks

Review: Gothic Remains

By Laurence Talairach, Gothic Remains: Corpses, Terror and Anatomical Culture, 1764-1897 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2019. 320 pages) ISBN 978-1786834-60-7 This interdisciplinary study explores the ways in which anatomical culture informed the literature of terror from Walpole to Stoker. Focusing on the medical Gothic, Talairach considers the material conditions that shaped this genre, with … Continue reading Review: Gothic Remains