Speaking the Language of the Night: Aspects of the Gothic in Selected Contemporary Novels by Adriana RaducanuSpeaking the Language of the Night: Aspects of the Gothic in Selected Contemporary Novels by Adriana Raducanu

Speaking the Language of the Night: Aspects of the Gothic in Selected Contemporary Novels

byAdriana Raducanu

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This study contributes to the emerging field of Global Gothic. It focuses on the survival and evolution of Gothic subgenres and tropes in selected contemporary novels, produced in geographies and histories far away from its Western cradle. Some Gothic features identified as universal such as the relationship between space and character, the sublime, the process of Othering, uncanny doubles and the dissolution of identity are explored. This study maintains that the novels under scrutiny, written by a wide variety of authors such as Adiga, Desai, Ishiguro, Müller, Pamuk, Roberts and Rushdie, facilitate a fruitful dialogue between West and East under the sign of Gothic. A diverse critical apparatus is employed, including texts from Bhabha, Kristeva, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Mishra and others.
Adriana Raducanu is Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Department of Yeditepe University, Istanbul. She teaches English and Comparative Literature and has published on contemporary Gothic novels, Jungian criticism, postcolonial and gender studies.
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Title:Speaking the Language of the Night: Aspects of the Gothic in Selected Contemporary NovelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.68 inPublished:March 27, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Tales of Labyrinths: The White Tiger and the Postcolonial Metamorphosis of Gothic – From Behind the Iron Curtain: Müller’s Female Gothic – Lost in Bombay and Istanbul: Urban Gothic in Robert’s Shantaram and Pamuk’s The Black Book – Simply Gothic: Liminality and Blurring Boundaries in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go – The Sublime of the Intimate Others: Rushdie’s Shame – Refracting Spaces in Desai’s Fire on the Mountain and Bronte’s Jane Eyre.