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The Gothic Novel

Posted by dsherman on August 21st, 2012

John Paul Riquelme, from Boston University, talks about the literary genre that will not die.  How do vampires, zombies, and other undead inhabit the literary imagination?  What does the darkness of the gothic mean, and why do we need it?  Where did it come from, what are its contemporary offspring?  And why does the darkness of this dark world give such pleasure?

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