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Gothic Literature Guide: Home

A research guide for Gothic literature.


Finding Books and E-Texts: here you'll find instructions on searching for print and online books, as well as a concise list of some of the emblematic Gothic novels, with links to holdings in our catalog.

Print Resources and Journals: here you'll find bibliographies of some of the most useful books having to do with the history and theory of Gothic literature, as well as pointers to some relevant journals in this area.

Other Resources: related websites, and an example filmography of Gothic cinema.

Southern Gothic: resources focused on Gothic literature from the American South.

A Guide to the Gothic

(Carl Gustav Carus, "Gothic Cathedral Seen Through the Ruins of a Castle." Credit: Artstor)

Internet Resources

  • The International Gothic Association: an association which, in its own words, "unites teachers, scholars, students, artists, writers and performers from around the world who are interested in any aspect of gothic culture: fiction, drama, poetry, art, film, music, architecture, popular culture and technology. It promotes the study and dissemination of information on gothic culture from the mid eighteenth century to the contemporary moment."
  • The Gothic Imagination: "an interdisciplinary forum for lively discussion and critical debate concerning all manifestations of the Gothic mode," including book reviews, conference announcements and calls for papers, and many other items.

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