Gothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts by Christine BerthinGothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts by Christine Berthin

Gothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts

byChristine Berthin

Hardcover | April 9, 2010

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What is buried in the crypts of the Gothic? Building on psychoanalytic research on haunting, cryptonymy and melancholy, as well as on French philosophies of language, this book explores how haunting is not just a Gothic narrative device but the symptom of an impossibility of representation and of an irreparable loss at the heart of language.
CHRISTINE BERTHIN is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre, France. She has taught Gothic, and Romantic fiction at UCSC and at the University of Orléans. She has also published extensively on P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats and the British Gothic tradition.
Title:Gothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual GhostsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.67 inPublished:April 9, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237878

ISBN - 13:9780230237872

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Transgenerational Haunting: The Subject as Other Discourse and its Other: The Figural and the Real Gothic as Poetics The Melancholy Crypt of Frankenstein Secretions and Secretaries: The Secret of Dracula The Raising of the Dead: Art and Melancholy Notes Works Cited Index