Nordic Gothic (International Gothic) (Hardcover)

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By Maria Holmgren Troy (Editor), Johan Hoglund (Editor), Sofia Wijkmark (Editor)
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Nordic Gothic traces Gothic fiction in the Nordic region from its beginnings in the nineteenth century with a main focus on the development of Gothic from the 1990s onwards in literature, film, TV series, and new media. The volume gives an overview of Nordic Gothic fiction in relation to transnational developments and provides a number of case studies and in-depth analyses of individual narratives.

Nordic Gothic creates an understanding of a ubiquitous but hitherto under-researched cultural phenomenon by showing how the Gothic narratives make visible cultural anxieties haunting the Nordic countries and their welfare systems, and how central these anxieties are for the understanding of identities and ideologies in the Nordic region. It examines how figures from Nordic folklore and mythology function as metaphorical expressions of Gothic themes, and also how universal Gothic figures such as vampires and witches are used in the Nordic context. The Nordic settings, and especially the Nordic wilderness, are explored from perspectives such as ecocriticism and postcolonialism and subcategories such as Gothic crime, Gothic humour, troll Gothic and geriatric Gothic are defined and discussed. Furthermore, the phenomenon of transcultural adaptation is investigated, using the cases of Lars von Trier's Riget and John Ajvide Lindqvist's L t den r tte komma in, two seminal works of contemporary Nordic Gothic.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526126436
ISBN-10: 1526126435
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: January 31st, 2020
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: International Gothic
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