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Green, Matthew J. A., ed. Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition. Manchester, New York: Manchester Univ. Press, 2013. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0719085993
BibTeX citation key: Green2013
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Moore. Alan, United Kingdom
Creators: Green
Publisher: Manchester Univ. Press (Manchester, New York)
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The first book-length study to address Moore’s significance to the Gothic, this volume is also the first to provide in-depth analyses of his spoken-word performances, poetry and prose, as well as his comics and graphic novels.
The essays collected here identify the Gothic tradition as perhaps the most significant cultural context for understanding Moore’s work, providing unique insight into its wider social and political dimensions as well as addressing key theoretical issues in Gothic Studies, Comics Studies and Adaptation Studies.
Scholars, students and general readers alike will find fresh insights into Moore’s use of horror and terror, homage and parody, plus allusion and adaptation. The international list of contributors includes leading researchers in the field and the studies presented here enhance the understanding of Moore’s works while at the same time exploring the ways in which these serve to advance a broader appreciation of Gothic aesthetics.

Table of Contents

I: Monstrous politics
1. Matthew J.A. Green: Alan Moore and the Gothic tradition
2. Tony Venezia: ‘Soap opera of the paranormal’: Surreal Englishness and postimperial Gothic in The Bojeffries Saga
3. Maggie Gray: A Gothic politics: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and radical ecology

II: Gothic tropes
4. Jochen Ecke: ‘Is that you, our Jack?’: An anatomy of Alan Moore’s doubling strategies
5. Christian W. Schneider: ‘Nothing ever ends’: Facing the apocalypse in Watchmen
6. Markus Oppolzer: Gothic Liminality in V for Vendetta

III: Inheritance and adaptation
7. Michael Bradshaw: ‘The sleep of reason’: Swamp Thing and the intertextual reader
8. Monica Germanà: Madness and the City: The collapse of reason and sanity in Alan Moore’s From Hell
9. Brad Ricca: ‘I fashioned a prison that you could not leave’: The Gothic imperative in The Castle of Otranto and ‘For the Man Who Has Everything’
10. Claire Sheridan: Radical coterie and the idea of sole survival in St Leon, Frankenstein and Watchmen
11. Laura Hilton: Reincarnating Mina Murray: Subverting the Gothic heroine?

IV: Art, magic, sex, other
12. Christopher Murray: ‘These are not our Promised Resurrections’: Unearthing the uncanny in Alan Moore’s A Small Killing, From Hell, and A Disease of Language
13. Julia Round: Medium, spirits and embodiment in Voice of the Fire
14. Matthew J. A. Green: A Darker Magic: Heterocosms and bricolage in Moore’s recent reworkings of Lovecraft

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